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Sec Of State Candidate Severson Apparently Confused On Absentee Ballot Law

Dan Severson

Minnesota Republican endorsed secretary of state candidate Dan Severson claims the new “no-excuse” absentee ballot legislation which allows any registered voter to absentee vote without an excuse specifically excludes military personnel from this privilege, requiring them to provide an excuse. The secretary of state office says Severson is wrong. Continue Reading →

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Franken Gets Laughs In Debate With McFadden – Video Highlights

Senator Al Franken At Duluth Debate

If there’s one number Mike McFadden wants you to remember it’s 97. If there’s one thing Senator Al Franken wants you to remember is that a survey found Ted Cruz is the most non-partisan Senator. Yes, the same Ted Cruz who led the charge to shutdown the U.S. government. Confused? Watch the video and you’ll get it. Continue Reading →

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Sharp Differences In St. Cloud Legislative Candidates Debate – Full Video

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is the DFL candidate in 14B. He is running against Republican challenger Jim Knoblach.

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is a speck of blue in the sea of red that is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s district. He is the only Democrat in Minnesota’s legislature from that conservative area. As you might expect, he and his Republican opponent Jim Knobloch differ on many issues. But will Dorholt win a second term in conservative land? Continue Reading →

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GOP Endorsed Candidate Files Complaint Against Her Own Party

Republican endorsed Minnesota Supreme Court justice candidate Michelle MacDonald talks about the complaint she is filing against her own party.

A Republican intraparty squabble is getting more heated, and more public, as a GOP endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Supreme Court filed a complaint against the party’s executive committee in a dispute stemming from a drunk driving charge she is facing. Continue Reading →

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Poll: Minnesota Wants Less Restrictive Medical Marijuana Law

Minnesota Capitol- Summer

Minnesotans may not be ready to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but they do apparently want a less restrictive medical marijuana law that would allow patients to smoke marijuana, particularly if that’s the only way to get medical relief. That’s one of many issue findings in an unscientific, but well-read Minnesota Senate poll Continue Reading →

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Poll: Not All Smoke Is The Same- MN Split On Legal Pot, E-Cigs Need Regulation

Minnesota State Capitol Dome

A poll that many Minnesota lawmakers pay close attention to finds Minnesotans split over the issue of legalizing recreational use of marijuana with 43.3% favoring and 48.1% against. The Minnesota House nonscientific poll of 7,607 State Fair attendees also found that an overwhelming number of those polled (66.4%) want to see e-cigarettes regulated just like regular cigarettes. Continue Reading →

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Franken And McFadden To Debate Three More Times Before Election

Al Franken & Mike McFadden

Senator Al Franken’s campaign announced today that there will be three more debates between Democrat Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden before the November election, bringing the total number of debates the two will have to four. McFadden had asked for six debates. Continue Reading →

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Obama Sends Attorney General To Ferguson, Calls For Review Of Police Military Hardware Spending

Obama On Ferguson MO Situation

President Obama calls for a review of selling surplus military gear to local police to makes sure it is “stuff they need.” “There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don’t want those lines blurred”, President Obama tells reporters. Continue Reading →

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Democrats Turn Up Heat On McFadden Cheaper Chinese Steel Comment

Reps Jason Metsa and Carly Melin hold news conference in Duluth denouncing Mike McFadden's support of using cheaper Chinese steel to build the Keystone pipeline

Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him — something that could help the DFL in other races as well. Continue Reading →

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DFL Chair Blasts Fellow Democrat Entenza For Trying To “Buy” Election

DFL Party Chair Ken Martin offers a post-primary view of Matt Entenza and Republicans

“You had a guy who spent, you know, 675 thousand dollars to try to buy a auditor’s seat and he went up against the party endorsement and the party won.” — DFL Party Chair Ken Martin on Matt Entenza’s failed bid for State Auditor. Continue Reading →

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Minimum Wage Earners Should Aspire To A Better Job Says MN GOP Gubernatorial Primary Winner

Jeff Johnson talks to press after winning Minnesota's GOP Gubernatorial primary

“The minimum wage should not be what anybody aspires to, they should aspire to a career. They should aspire to a job that allows them to raise a family. The minimum wage won’t do that.” — Jeff Johnson, Republican Candidate For Minnesota Governor. Continue Reading →

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In A Reversal, McFadden Appears To Agree To Use U.S. Steel For Keystone Pipeline

Mike McFadden

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden may have shifted his position on the Keystone pipeline after taking heat from Minnesota labor groups. Last week he told The UpTake it would be OK to use cheaper chinese steel to build the yet-to-be-approved Keystone pipeline. Continue Reading →

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Palestine Supporters Confront Sen. Franken In Tense Phone Call

Palestine Supporters Confront Franken On Phone

Palestine supporters in Minnesota got to directly vent their anger at Sen. Al Franken over his support for Israel in its conflict with Palestine. Franken’s campaign workers arranged for the group of about 20 people to talk to the senator on a speaker phone. What followed was a polite but tense conversation between the group and the Senator. Continue Reading →

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