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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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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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