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January 16, 2012
Senate GOP picks Sviggum for key job
January 16, 2012 - 9:38pm
January 3, 2012
Senate leader picks leadership team
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem has filled out his leadership team with two committee chairmen. The Rochester Republican Tuesday appointed Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen as deputy leader and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria as the fifth assistant...
January 3, 2012 - 11:13pm
December 28, 2011
New GOP Senate leader ready to go forward
ST. PAUL -- It is back to the future for Minnesota Senate Republicans with Dave Senjem back in charge. "The direction is nothing but forward," Senjem said, adding that despite his history as GOP leader "it is a new day." A 69-year-old senator from Rochester, Senjem moves into the...
December 28, 2011 - 7:02pm
December 27, 2011
New state senate leader named
ROSEVILLE -- Minnesota state Sen. Dave Senjem of Rochester makes a return as Senate Republican leader after an 11-hour meeting Tuesday. The...
December 27, 2011 - 9:40pm
July 26, 2011
Dayton calls election for two Senate seats
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton has called special elections for two open Minnesota Senate seats long represented by Democrats -- one in Brooklyn Park, the other in Minneapolis. Dayton scheduled contests Tuesday to fill the seats of Sen. Linda Berglin, who is resigning, and Sen....
July 26, 2011 - 12:55pm
March 31, 2011
Bill shifts funding to reading
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate wants to divert some education funding to help children read by third grade, but critics do not like how the plan takes money from other needs. Sen. Claire Robling, R-Jordan, said that the education budget bill's aim is to "put a laser focus on reading." Overall,...
March 31, 2011 - 7:58pm
March 16, 2011
First committee OKs Sunday liquor sales
March 16, 2011 - 9:44pm
November 3, 2010
Magnus poised to win Senate seat
WORTHINGTON -- As election results began to trickle in Tuesday evening, Republican Doug Magnus jumped ahead early in the Minnesota Senate District...
November 3, 2010 - 2:23am
July 26, 2010
As other see it: Illegal vote flap comes too late
It took Minnesota eight months following the 2008 election to seat a U.S. Senator. Al Franken was declared the winner after a long, contentious recount process overseen by a variety of state officials and judges. Franken won by a paper-thin majority that still rankles Republicans...
July 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 17, 2010
Retiring legislators share parting thoughts
May 17, 2010 - 9:01pm
Update: Legislators end with a balanced budget
9:30 p.m. Update
May 17, 2010 - 10:55am
May 12, 2010
4 days left: No deal
ST. PAUL -- Four days remain for Minnesota lawmakers to balance the state budget, but little progress was evident Wednesday night as they debated the second major bill in three days headed to a governor's veto. Also Wednesday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty bought a fishing license early Wednesday...
May 12, 2010 - 9:36pm
April 26, 2010
Campaigns kept off House floor
ST. PAUL -- State Reps. Tony Sertich and Rod Hamilton were concerned when the Legislative session started that having five of their colleagues running for governor could disrupt the flow of work in the Minnesota House. But the Legislature has cut $312 million from the state's nearly...
April 26, 2010 - 8:32pm
April 8, 2010
Editorial: Magnus shakes things up
The area political scene sure became interesting Tuesday afternoon with District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus' announcement that he'll leave the Minnesota House to run for the District 22 Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Jim Vickerman. Prior to Vickerman's decision to not seek another...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Rep. Magnus to retire from Minnesota House, will run for Senate
ST. PAUL -- Dist. 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, announced Tuesday that he will not seek a fifth two-year term in the Minnesota House and will...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am