Category: Politics

The Wait Continues for Minneapolis Mayor

Minneapolis voters are anxiously awaiting the decision on the new mayor for the city. Jacob Frey leads Tom Hoch and Betsy Hodges by a few points in the first count on Tuesday night. The crowded race is filing throw its ranked-choice voting system and is beginning the procedure of re-aligning the second and third choice preferences from the candidates that […]

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October 25th Delcared “Wellstone Rememberance Day”

Wednesday October 25th was proclaimed “Wellstone Remembrance Day” by Governor Mark Dayton. The day is to honor late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone who lost his life in a plane crash 15 years ago.  The Governor’s proclamation highlights the dedication to the people of Minnesota by Senator Wellstone. “Paul was an extraordinary political leader. He truly believed, and practiced, ‘Politics of the […]

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Governor Dayton pushes for cybersecurity

Governor Mark Dayton received only a fraction of the funding he proposed for technology and cybersecurity upgrades last session. Dayton says he’ll continue to press for the funding necessary to protect the state’s computer system from hackers. The governor spoke to cybersecurity experts in Minneapolis Tuesday. He says it’s tough to get spending for computer upgrades in competition with other […]

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Rep. Steve Scalise Returns to State Capitol

Rep. Steve Scalise Returns to State Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R)-La returned to the House floor in the State Capitol today three months after being struck in the hip by a bullet.  Scalise made his first appearance on the floor since a gunman opened fire on a republican v. democrat baseball practice in nearby Alexandra, Virginia this past June.  Members of the house […]

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Minnesota Commissioner Dies From Infection Complications

ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to the office of Governor Mark Dayton, the leader of Minnesota’s Bureau of Mediation Services passed away Tuesday following complications from a staph infection. Josh Tilsen, 67, became ill last week and is condition, “quickly worsened,” according to Dayton’s Chief of Staff Jaime Tincher. Tilsen died Tuesday morning with family present. Governor Dayton had this to say […]

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Mark Dayton Appoints Judge James B. Florey

Mark Dayton Appoints Judge James B. Florey

Governor Mark Dayton announces Judge James B. Florey to be a representative on the Eighth Congressional District on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mark Dayton said, “Judge Florey will bring his extensive experience, from 18 years as a District Court Judge, to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.” Judge Florey will be replacing Lawrence B. Stauber who is retiring at the end […]

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Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

In St. Paul, the Minnesota Legislature are returning back from break with budget battles to solve. Legislature leaders need to bridge divides with Governor Mark Dayton, who wants more funding for State programs and fewer tax cuts. The Republican-controlled House and Senate passed their budgets before heading off for vacation. There are only five weeks remaining in the legislative session.

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Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

The Senate’s top Democrat Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns will make this year’s promises to overhaul the collection of tax laws a lot harder. Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives on supporting different policies were the average american will think the changes are made for his benefit. […]

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Stillwater School Lawsuit

Stillwater School Lawsuit

In Stillwater Minnesota, the Court of Appeals refuses to save three Stillwater elementary schools from closing. The school board voted to close the schools and move students to new schools, but a group of parents took the matter to court. A second lawsuit is scheduled for trial in October and it claims that the school district violated state laws on […]

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Increased Penalties for Protesting In Minnesota?

Increased Penalties for Protesting In Minnesota?

The Minnesota House had a debate over the public safety finance bill that would increase penalties for protesting in certain places. The debate lasted several hours over a part of the bill that would increase penalties for protesting on freeways, at airports, and disrupting transits. The Republican-led legislature shut down the amendment on Monday by a vote of 56 to […]

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