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This Time It Didn’t Take Six Months- Sen. Franken Sworn In For Second Term

Al Franken is sworn in for a second term in the U.S. Senate by Vice President Joe Biden

The last time Al Franken took the oath of office it was after an eight month odyssey of recounts and court challenges. Minnesota went six months without a second senator in 2009 as former Senator Norm Coleman’s term expired in January. This time it didn’t take as long to get sworn in. Continue Reading →

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Uncomfortable Moment: Perske Attacks Emmer For “Threatening” Divisive Record-Emmer Has No Response

Tom Emmer and Joe Perske shake hands moments after Perske attacks Emmer's record of uncooperative behavior.

In his closing statement Joe Perske (DFL) , who had been reserved and focused on the issues during the debate, took aim at Tom Emmer’s (R) behavior and record in the Minnesota legislature that Perske characterized as “divisive” “bullying, threatening” and “uncooperative” not just to Democrats but to Republicans as well. Emmer declined to respond. Continue Reading →

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Video Replay & Transcript: MN Secretary Of State Candidates Forum At University Of Minnesota

MN Secretary Of State Candidate Forum At U of MN

Is it “Express Lane Voting” or “Warmed Over Voter ID”? Minnesota Republican secretary of state candidate Dan Severson touts his “express lane voting” idea. Democratic candidate for secretary of state Steve Simon says that’s a bad idea.
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