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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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Today’s UpTake: Commerce Secretary in Town: Arizona-Style Immigration Bill in House?


Governor Mark Dayton will host U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Working Families Day at State Capitol

Gov. Mark Dayton thanks Minnesota unions for helping him win the election

Today at the State Capitol, organized labor takes center stage. The Minnesota AFL-CIO, together with Education Minnesota, AFSCME Council 5, MNA, IAFF and the Pipefitters will rally at 11:30 a.m. in the Rotunda to oppose the so-called “Right to Work” legislation, which uses Orwellian language while scaling back labor rights. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Dayton Releases Budget, Iron Range Special Election

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Official Photo

Governor Mark Dayton takes center stage again today, as he releases his state budget at 10:30 at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, together with Commissioner Jim Schowalter, members of his Cabinet, and officials from Minnesota Management and Budget. Continue Reading →

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MN GOP Pulls a Rahm Emanuel on Iron Range DFL Nominee Carly Melin

Carly Melin Candidate for DFL House Senate 5B endorsement

On Tuesday, 25-year-old Carly Melin won the DFL primary in advance of a Feb. 15 special election for state House seat 5B in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Yesterday state Republican chair Tony Sutton claimed that Melin didn’t meet legislative residency requirements. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Battles in Egypt, Budgets in MN

Rally for Egyptian people at Minnesota State Capitol

Follow The UpTake today and this week as we broadcast news of budget battles here in Minnesota and the battle for democracy on the streets of Egypt. As we have all month, we’ll continue to provide livestreams of legislative turf wars between the Republican-controlled State House and Senate, and Governor Dayton’s office. Continue Reading →

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