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It might seem like things are going relatively well in Minnesota: Legislators passed a two-year budget last year, and this year, the state boasts a healthy surplus. So why were lawmakers talking Tuesday about a government shutdown? In the House State Government Finance Committee, lawmakers debated ...
Despite winning the most delegate votes at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor convention for Minnesota's 8th District on Saturday, Leah Phifer announced Wednesday she will not run in the August primary. The convention did not result in an endorsement because no candidate received the required 60 percent ...

A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who was caught in a Justice Department crackdown has pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to an online media organization. April 17, 2018, at 2:45 p.m.. April 17, 2018, at 2:45 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Former Minnesota FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Leaking to ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with suspicion and ...
No one knows, but this latest attempt to nullify Minnesota's standard could come up for floor votes in the House and Senate soon. If it passes, Gov. Mark Dayton would have to decide whether to sign or veto it. It's also possible we'll see political maneuvering up until the end of session on this issue.
Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber have a lot in common: both are Republicans running for U.S. House seats in Minnesota. Both are attempting to flip seats held by retiring Democrats, and the districts they're running in — Minnesota's 1st and 8th Districts, respectively — are seen as prime pick-up ...

The November election is “going to be an important test of whether the Trump swing in Northern Minnesota was a one-time thing or a permanent political shift,” said Joel Sipress, a city councilman in Duluth, the biggest city in the district. Republicans reeling from a recent Pennsylvania special election defeat ...
The State Capitol has lately provided a fine perch for this amateur demographic analyst to preview coming attractions — that is, the imminent political coming-of-age of the postmillennial cohort sometimes called Generation Z. Capitol dwellers have been seeing a lot of the under-21 set lately — more, ...
"Her humanitarian heart and political savvy established her as a leader in international development, women's empowerment, and Democratic politics. She dedicated her career to improving the lives of everyday families — whether they lived right here in Minnesota or on the other side of the world." Gov.
David Schultz, a professor of political science at Minnesota's Hamline University and the author of, American Politics in the Age of Ignorance, echoed Stillman's assessment of Generation Z. "This is the 'Do-It-Yourself Generation,'" says Schultz who has studied and written about the impacts of generational ...
Rob Doar, the political director of Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, said in a written statement of this year's session, "While we're not out of the woods until the session is over, we're thankful that bipartisan action on school safety and mental health ... have prevailed against a well funded, out of state driven, ...
Rolling Stone called it “one of the most political country records in years.” It includes her hit songs Weakness, and A Little Pain. (Rebroadcast). ‹ Older Austin, Minn., searches for 'guardian lunch angels' · Newer › Here's to the teachers who think outside the box. Browse by category, Arts & Culture, Politics ...
Only one woman, former DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, has ever been endorsed by either of the major political parties to run for governor, but she lost in a primary election to current DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. The Republican Party of Minnesota has never endorsed a woman for governor.
Later in the hour, we looked back at other issues in Minnesota Politics this week. Workers in Rep. Erin Murphy's campaign for governor have unionized. Murphy, a former House majority leader from St. Paul, is one of three democrats still pursuing the governor's seat. Mulcahy talked with Ihaab Syed of the ...
The 17-year-old from Monticello inadvertently put the 2014 Chevy Equinox in drive instead of reverse as the test began about 2 p.m. bringing the test to a halt. When she stepped on the accelerator, the vehicle lurched forward, jumped the curb and plowed through the front of the station in a strip mall on 1st ...
Rob Doar, the political director of Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, said in a written statement of this year's session, "While we're not out of the woods until the session is over, we're thankful that bipartisan action on school safety and mental health ... have prevailed against a well funded, out of state driven, ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State lawmakers Wednesday took a dramatic step to curb the use of cameras in Minnesota courtrooms. The House ... Pat Kessler knows Minnesota politics. He's been on the beat longer than any other TV reporter in the Twin Cities, covering state government, politics,...More from ...

Paul Thissen was named as one of four finalists for a Minnesota Supreme Court vacancy on Wednesday, raising the specter of Gov. ... Pat Kessler knows Minnesota politics. He's been on the beat longer than any other TV reporter in the Twin Cities, covering state government, politics,...More from Pat ...
In the Republican-led Minnesota House and Senate, there are currently 26 separate bills pending that restrict guns and gun violence — 21 of them ... Pat Kessler knows Minnesota politics. He's been on the beat longer than any other TV reporter in the Twin Cities, covering state government, politics,.
Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren is bringing her "Family, Freedom, and Final Thoughts Tour" to Minnesota this spring. ... MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Tomi Lahren, the fiery young conservative personality known for shoot-from-the-hip style of political commentary, is coming to Minneapolis this spring. Lahren ...
“We have a lot of allies,” said Rob Doar, the political director of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. Although the NRA's regional lobbyist splits his time in several states, Doar's group and the gun rights movement more broadly can be mobilized at a moment's notice. “The e-mails are 120 to 1 not to touch the ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gun control advocates are criticizing a vote by a powerful House committee Tuesday that essentially killed two gun safety measures in the state. The House Public Safety Committee voted down attempts to resurrect two bills: one requiring universal background checks and ...
Pawlenty would bring widespread recognition in Minnesota and unparalleled fundraising ability in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. But his five years lobbying in Washington for the nation's biggest banks also brings political risk. It would be a return to politics for Pawlenty, who left office in ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday he created a campaign committee to run for his old job, the most concrete step yet after months of speculation whether the Republican would return to politics following his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. Pawlenty ...
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a Minnesota election law that prohibits voters from wearing “political badges, political buttons, or other political insignia” at or near polling places so that Minnesotans can vote in a distraction-free environment.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a farewell ceremony in Mueller's honor at the Department of Justice on Aug. 1, 2013. Mueller retired from the FBI after 12 years as director. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images 2013 ...
Rihanna, photographed in February, denounced an ad on Snapchat that made light of domestic violence. The company's stock closed down by week's end. AP. Singer Rihanna denounced an ad that appeared on Snapchat making a game of domestic violence that featured photographs of her and Chris ...
A retired Minnesota teacher set off a conservative media blitz by linking the Obama-era guidance to frustrations that teachers have with violent students, raising the issue high enough for the White ... But in Minneapolis, as in districts across the nation, discipline policies are more than a political flash point.
This week's political earthquake in western Pennsylvania — a shocking special election that sent a Democrat to Congress from deep in Trump country — should be reverberating in northeastern Minnesota. Conor Lamb's victory in Pennsylvania's 18th District, which voted for Donald Trump by 19 points in ...
A driver uses a cellphone on the road. Proposed legislation would mandate that drivers use hands-free phone devices on the roads. David J. Phillip | AP 2011. Listen Story audio. 49min 4sec. This Friday's show was jam-packed with breaking news going on at the legislature. Up first was reporter Brian ...
Host Mike Mulcahy spoke with two guests about the issue: Rep. Dave Pinto, DFL-St. Paul, and Rob Doar of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. They were briefly joined by State Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, who talked about bipartisan legislation around the issue. Plus, University of Minnesota professor ...
In aggregate, the close partisan balance between ideologically polarized parties is the “new normal” in both state and national politics. This leads to political volatility and unpredictable policymaking. It makes Minnesota an important swing state in national politics but does not insure sound governance.
Thumbs down to Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus Political Director Rob Doar for taking liberties with the facts when he insisted at a recent hearing at the Legislature that his group represents the interests of all 2.5 million Minnesota gun owners. He was testifying on a bill to improve background checks on ...
(ABC 6 News)-- Special elections didn't change the tilt of power at the state capitol. Candidates aren't necessarily hitting campaign trails just yet, but current lawmakers and party leaders are beginning to make the rounds. "We have in Minnesota two of the biggest pickup opportunities in Congress for the ...
Minnesota Rep. Collin C. Peterson defeated an underfunded GOP challenger who had no national support by just 5 points in 2016. Now, a Republican businessman whom national operatives have viewed as a strong recruit is eyeing a challenge to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor congressman in the 7th ...
Hundreds rally at the State Capitol rotunda against gun violence. Hundreds gather in the State Capitol rotunda during a rally Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in St. Paul, Minn., where concerned citizens are calling for the passage of four bills they believe would substantively reduce gun violence in the state.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Jason Metsa is entering the race to replace Rep. Rick Nolan in Congress. Metsa announced his campaign Thursday for northeastern Minnesota's massive 8th Congressional District. The third-term lawmaker is just the latest Democrat to enter the race since ...
State economists with the Minnesota Management and Budget Office said it's not tax changes alone that brightened the forecast from last December. They said the major factor was Congress' recent reauthorization of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which decreased the state's ...
Constituents fills the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol before a house public safety committee hearing where two gun control bills were proposed by DFL representatives in St. Paul, Minn. on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018. Evan Frost | MPR News ...
That means 77 percent of Minnesota gun deaths in 2016 from people who killed themselves, not someone else — and the Pew Research Center found it's ... Pat Kessler knows Minnesota politics. He's been on the beat longer than any other TV reporter in the Twin Cities, covering state government, politics,.
Justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in a case about a Minnesota law that bars residents from wearing political clothing at the polls. The law covers a range of apparel from Donald Trump's “Make America Great Again” hats to Democratic Party T-shirts and union buttons. Opponents say the law is ...
In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other ...
They happen any time one of Minnesota's 201 legislators leaves their seat in the middle of a term. ... Because #MeToo could be a force in electoral politics ... The Minnesota races are also the latest in a string of special elections held across the nation that political watchers and pundits are using as a ...
Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar was among the U.S. senators who questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in hearings before Congress this week. Zuckerberg faced tough questions about privacy and security on Facebook. Sen. Klobuchar talks with MPR's Mike Mulcahy about the hearings and her ...
Clyborne said there are some politics in every job, including the military, but nothing like the level she's experiencing in her new role. It doesn't help that everyone is trying to figure out where she falls on the political spectrum, she said. “I am bipartisan,” she said. “I know people are still trying to figure that out ...
In its brief at the Supreme Court, the MVA tells the justices that wearing clothes and other apparel with messages on them “is a time-honored and affordable way for the average citizen to peaceably speak out about politics and other issues.” Minnesota's ban on “political” apparel at the polling places violates ...
The 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session got underway yesterday. KFGO News Capitol Correspondent Bill Werner, of the Minnesota News Network, joined Doug and Bonnie to talk about what we might expect this session. (Listen to Bonnie and Doug every Monday through Friday from 5-8am on the “KFGO ...
The shooting at a Florida high school, which resulted in the death of 17 people Wednesday, has already become part of the political debate - even here in Minnesota. A day after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, State Rep. Erin Murphy, a DFL candidate for governor, released a list ...
Minnesota's top lawmakers posed for a selfie and talked up their strong working relationship Tuesday as they previewed the coming legislative session. ... I think the issues that we will deal with this session kind of transcend partisan politics,” said Daudt, R-Crown. ... 20, and plenty of it could get political.
They happen any time one of Minnesota's 201 legislators leaves their seat in the middle of a term. ... Because #MeToo could be a force in electoral politics ... The Minnesota races are also the latest in a string of special elections held across the nation that political watchers and pundits are using as a ...


 

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