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Klobuchar Calls for Campaign Finance Transparency

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At Netroots Nation yesterday, The UpTake’s Mike McIntee spoke to Senator Amy Klobuchar about corporate money in politics and reforms in Washington that could fight it. Minnesota’s senior senator also addressed corporate donations on behalf of issues — such as the anti-gay marriage campaign — within the state. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Boasts Nation-Leading Solution to Home Foreclosure Crisis

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The problem: Since 2005, more than 100,000 foreclosures have occurred throughout Minnesota, which has hurt families and destroyed communities.

The solution: Members of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council — a unique partnership between public and private agencies, communities and cities — has helped 25,000 Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosure within the last year. Minnesota’s foreclosure prevention program is the envy of the nation. Continue Reading →

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Harmon Killebrew -Tributes & Moment Of Silence

The man they called “Killer” won his fame for smashing a baseball farther than anyone else could in baseball’s pre-steroid era. But he won the admiration of millions for killing people with kindness. Today #3 passed away at the age of 74 from cancer while in hospice care in Arizona. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Anti-War Group to Sen. Klobuchar: “Stop Manning Torture, Send Him Underwear”

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The faithful “Free Bradley Manning,” group met again Monday in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Minneapolis office to request that she join liberal Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich in his inquiry into the conditions of Private Bradley Manning’s confinement in the brig at Quantico, Va. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Dayton Makes the Rounds in D.C.

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Minnesota Governor-Elect Mark Dayton is in the nation’s capital today, making the rounds. Dayton will meet with Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, attend a “Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota Campaign Committee” fundraiser at the home of Patrick Murphy, and grace a holiday party at the White House where he’ll schmooze with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Blizzard Inundates Twin Cities, Deflates Metrodome Roof

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The winter storm that hit the Upper Midwest this weekend and dumped 17.1 inches of snow on the Twin Cities was reportedly the nastiest storm to hit these parts since 1991. Yesterday morning we awoke to the news that the Metrodome roof had deflated and partly caved in. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: All Recount Eyes on Hennepin

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Tom Emmer’s team increased their challenging of ballots in Hennepin County yesterday, so much that Plymouth, Minn. clerk Sandy Engdahl got into a heated argument with Emmer attorney Tony Trimble over whether the trailing team had a quota of challenges to file per precinct. And now GOP chair Tony Sutton has fueled rumors that the Republicans will file a post-recount lawsuit. Continue Reading →

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