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Lawmakers Debate Special Session To Discuss Disparities Among Black Community

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state’s hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz. 591 more words


Democratic Sen. Goodwin Won't Seek Re-Election In 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A showdown among two Minnesota House members took shape Friday, as a suburban state senator declared she wouldn’t seek re-election next year. 198 more words


Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota’s two largest teachers’ unions, has died. She was 79.

A statement from Education Minnesota says Peterson died at a Minneapolis hospital Saturday after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. 105 more words


Koochiching County Commissioner Wins House Primary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A county commissioner has won a special election primary for a House seat to represent Minnesota’s largest district.

Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund outpolled three other Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates in Tuesday’s election for District 3A, which covers Koochiching, Cook, Lake and northern St. 59 more words


Abeler Aims For Return To Legislature In Senate Run

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker is eyeing a return to the Legislature after just a year away.

Rep. Jim Abeler spent eight terms in the House before stepping away in 2014 for a failed bid for the U.S. 88 more words


MN Reps. Cited Step Down From Ethics Committee

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The fallout continues for two Minnesota state lawmakers cited for “making out” in a Regional Park.

GOP Reps. Tara Mack and Tim Kelly apologized Monday to law enforcement… 414 more words


MN Rep. Demands Colleagues Apologize To Deputy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives is calling on two Republican colleagues to apologize to a deputy who cited them for public nuisance. 304 more words