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by / on December 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, State/Region

Dayton’s cabinet loses another

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The departure of a top state finance official is triggering a shakeup in Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will step down for a job in the private sector, the governor announced Wednesday. The state’s top tax official, Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans, will take Schowalter’s spot. His […]

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by / on November 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm / in Featured Stories, Main Menu, News, Politics, State/Region, Top Stories

Tom Emmer wins Bachmann’s empty seat

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Republican Tom Emmer has won the congressional seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Democrat and Sartell Mayor Joe Perske and law student John Denney of the Independence Party. Emmer, who lost a close race for governor in 2010 to Mark Dayton, was seen as a shoo-in for Minnesota’s only congressional seat after he easily […]

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by / on November 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, National, News, Politics, Top Stories

Tough night for Minnesota Republicans

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)- Minnesota Republicans are looking to regroup after several stinging losses Tuesday. On a banner night for the GOP nationwide, Minnesota candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate barely mustered a fight against Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken and lost tight U.S. House races that had looked promising. They did, however, regain control of the […]

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by / on November 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, National, News, Politics, Top Stories

Franken wins re-election

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – Six years ago, a funnyman, writer and Saturday Night Live alum ran for Senate against former Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. It took three months to decide a winner, as Coleman fought the result, a 312 vote difference, as long as he could. This time around, Franken only had to wait a matter of minutes, as Franken was […]

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by / on October 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, State/Region

Election day around the corner

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Inside a week to Election Day, the campaign pace is quickening with both Democrats and Republicans barnstorming Minnesota for votes. Democrats led by Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were launching their six-day bus tour Wednesday. They were setting off from St. Paul and using the first day to blitz through southern Minnesota. Jeff Johnson, […]

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by / on October 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm / in Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, Top Stories

Senior forum for 14A and 14B

 ST. CLOUD, Minn- St. Benedict’s Senior Community held a forum this Tuesday where candidates Zachary Dorholt, Dan Wolgamott, Jim Knoblach, and Tama Theis answered question about what they would do if elected representative of either districts 14A or 14B. Dorholt and Knoblach are running for districts 14B and Wolgamott and Theis are running for district 14A. The whole forum was […]

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by / on October 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region, Top Stories

Minnesota Race for Governor

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Starkly different messages are coloring the final week of Minnesota’s race for governor. Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton released his closing campaign commercial that touts economic gains and proclaims “Minnesota is rising.” He was headed to the Iron Range later Tuesday for a party rally. Meanwhile, Republican Party chairman Keith Downey challenged Dayton’s competence by highlighting […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm / in Local, News, Politics, Top Stories

Visiting St. Cloud, Governor Mark Dayton

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton gathered fellow Democratic Farmer Labor party members in St. Cloud as a show of support. The rally point was at a local restaurant, Jule’s Bistro in downtown, St. Cloud. Part of Dayton’s visit was to show support for three local DFL members and also candidates for the State House: Zachary Dorholt, Emily Jensen and Dan […]

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by / on October 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

(R) Dan Severson Proposes Online Voting Ballot for Military Members

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Republican Secretary of State hopeful Dan Severson says Minnesota should do more to help military members overseas to cast their ballots. Dan Severson says delays in mailing ballots and lack of awareness has brought military voter participation as low as 5 percent. Severson proposes creating a secure online voting network for soldiers. A similar system […]

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by / on October 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, News, Politics

St. Cloud City Councilwoman Nancy Gohman to Resign

St. Cloud city councilwoman Nancy Gohman resigned from her position last night the council meeting. Council President Jeff Goerger and Mayor Dave Kleis both received an email regarding her resignation prior to the meeting. Gohman’s decision to step down from city council came when the  council had voted to award the construction contract for the Aquatic Center to Gohman’s husband’s company […]

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