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November 25, 2016
Capital Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
ST. PAUL -- The Nov. 8 election was unpredictable and the 2017 Minnesota Legislature likely will be, too. GOP candidates took many by surprise, including some fellow Republicans, and took over the state Senate. The GOP held a Senate majority in 2011-2012, but because of the election...
November 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
November 24, 2016
Schomacker to chair House Health, Human Services Reform Committee
ST. PAUL – Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has appointed State Representative Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, as chairman of the Minnesota House Health and Human Services (HHS) Reform Committee. Schomacker was recently elected to his fourth term in the Minnesota House of Representatives....
November 24, 2016 - 9:40pm
November 22, 2016
Weber to chair Ag, Rural Development and Housing Policy committee
ST. PAUL — District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne, will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Policy when the legislature reconvenes in January. The Senate Republican Caucus announced the decision Tuesday. “I am very happy...
November 22, 2016 - 8:36pm
Hamilton re-appointed to chairman role
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has re-appointed District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, as chairman of the Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee. “It is such an honor to continue leading a committee that I am passionate about,” said Hamilton,...
November 22, 2016 - 8:34pm
November 20, 2016
Newly minted Minnesota Senate leader Gazelka predicts peaceful 2017 session
NISSWA - Ever since his fellow Republicans chose him as Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, state Sen. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa has been burning the candle at both ends. “Very, very early mornings and long nights, almost every day,” he said last week. He added that he did manage...
November 20, 2016 - 9:06pm
November 18, 2016
Capital Chatter: Minnesota’s 2018 campaign season underway
ST. PAUL — The 2016 election still looms large in Minnesota's rear-view mirror so, of course, it is time for the 2018 campaign to begin. And it has. The first big name out of the gate was Ryan Winkler, a Bemidji native who for years served in the state House serving the Golden Valley...
November 18, 2016 - 9:51pm
November 15, 2016
Pawlenty not interested in treasury secretary job
ST. PAUL — Count former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty out as Trump administration Treasury secretary. The New York Times floated his name as a possible pick by president-elect Donald Trump. But on Tuesday, Nov. 15, one of Pawlenty's former top aides said that would not happen. "Gov....
November 15, 2016 - 8:45pm
US Rep. Noem to run for SD governor in 2018
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Recently elected U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem will run for governor of South Dakota in 2018. According to a news release sent by the Kristi Noem for Governor campaign, the Hamlin County native will seek the governor’s office in Pierre, which will be vacated by term-limited...
November 15, 2016 - 8:42pm
November 11, 2016
Hagedorn, Walz reflect on tight congressional race
WORTHINGTON -- Two days after his defeat at the hands of incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Republican challenger Jim Hagedorn congratulated Walz on his re-election while thanking supporters and offering hope for a government now dominated by the GOP/ Hagedorn, of Blue Earth, noted in...
November 11, 2016 - 9:35pm
Individual Medica insurance policies no longer for sale in MN
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans looking to buy new Medica individual insurance policies, but have not already made the purchase for 2017, are out of luck. The state Commerce Department announced early Friday, Nov. 11, that Medica of Wisconsin and Medica Insurance Co. reached a cap on the...
November 11, 2016 - 8:48pm
Capital Chatter: Urban legislators shut out of top Minnesota leadership roles
ST. PAUL — Three of four legislative leaders come from rural Minnesota, and none from Minneapolis or St. Paul. Only Rep. Melissa Hortman of suburban Brooklyn Park comes from the Twin Cities. The Democrat will be House minority leader. Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, continues as House...
November 11, 2016 - 8:27pm
DNC needs a lifeline, and Keith Ellison may be holding it
WASHINGTON — Powerful Democrats are backing U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison as the next leader of the Democratic National Committee. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who twice led the Democratic senators’ campaign arm, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have said they support the Minneapolis...
November 11, 2016 - 8:25pm
November 10, 2016
It was a Republican Minnesota election
ST. PAUL -- Republicans apparently won control of the Minnesota Senate Tuesday, Nov. 8, and came close in many races they were not expected to make competitive. As Donald Trump stayed close to Democrat Hillary Clinton in a Minnesota presidential race not decided Wednesday morning,...
November 10, 2016 - 8:56pm
Senate GOP turns to insurance man as their leader
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Paul Gazelka said he had no intention of becoming the Minnesota Senate's leader until his wife, Maralee, reacted to election returns. "My wife said, 'You ought to be running for that seat,"" the Nisswa senator said Thursday, Nov. 10, moments after fellow Republicans...
November 10, 2016 - 8:45pm
November 9, 2016
Walz survives rematch with Hagedorn; wins by 2,500 votes
On a night of Republican triumph throughout the nation, Democrat Tim Walz managed to survive and win a fifth-two year term -- barely. Walz will...
November 9, 2016 - 9:55pm