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Dems Hold Minn. Senate Seat In High-Stakes Election

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. 407 more words

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Dems Eye State Senate Control & House Upset In Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota voters were choosing successors Monday for two legislators who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, as Democrats sought to remain in striking distance of taking back the state Senate and add a solidly Republican state House seat to their list of upsets leading up to the midterms. 282 more words

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What is on my mind today? Ghostwriting for Governor Jesse Ventura

What is on my mind today? The woman of many voices.

I spent many years working in government as a ghost writer.  Often, it is the task of a communications writer to be the written voice of others. 363 more words

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GOP Majority Leader Threatens Gov. Dayton With Senate Shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s Republican Senate leader says he is preparing to lay off staffers and close down the Senate if a budget impasse with the Democratic governor goes much longer. 176 more words

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A Reality Check On Minnesota Lawmakers’ Personal Spending

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top Republican leaders are warning of layoffs at the legislature because Democratic Governor Mark Dayton vetoed their operating funds.

But court documents filed this week by the governor says lawmakers could have much more money if they didn’t spend it on possibly questionable items. 385 more words

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Minnesota Lawmakers Get First Pay Hike Since '99

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota State Representatives are getting a big raise — a $14,000 pay hike. It’s a raise that voters set in motion, and a special citizens’ commission recommended. 277 more words

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State Sen. Jeremy Miller Says He Won't Run For Walz Seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Sen. Jeremy Miller says he won’t run for the southern Minnesota congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tim Walz. 89 more words

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