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MN precinct caucuses begin Tuesday night

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans will share ideas important to them at precinct caucuses. Registration begins at 6:00 PM Tuesday night at locations for each party with events beginning at 7:00. Delegates for the county and Senate district conventions will be chosen. There they will pick the nominee in each race for every party. People will also introduce proposals that will be…

Kent Defeats Bakk To Become Leader of DFL Senate Caucus In Minnesota

The 32-member caucus is signaling a shift in direction for the party

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Susan Kent defeated longtime Sen. Tom Bakk in an election for the leadership of the DFL Senate caucus. The two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority Leader on Saturday, toppling the longtime Iron Range leader to become the first woman ever to lead the caucus. The 32-member caucus is signaling a…

Minnesota State Rep. Diane Loeffler Passes Away

Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer. Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature. Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004. She was a lifelong resident of northeast Minneapolis….

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…

Tim Walz to Bring One Minnesota Inaugural Celebration to Moorhead

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganMOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Gov.-Elect Tim Walz and Lt.-Gov.-Elect Peggy Flanagan are coming to Moorhead to celebrate their inauguration. The DFLers will be sworn into office on Monday January 7th and are holding One Minnesota Inaugural Celebrations all over the state including Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato. The Moorhead event will be held January 14th at Junkyard Brewing Company…

Rep. Marquart of Dilworth To Chair MN House Taxes Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. – DFL Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth will Chair the Minnesota House Taxes Committee for the 2019-2020 biennium. Democrats took over the lower chamber after flipping 18 seats, mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs, to have a 75-59 advantage over Republicans. “Our caucus and our chairs represent communities from all geographic areas of the state, from the Iron…

Walz Visits State Capitol To Begin Transition Into Governor’s Seat

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is leaving office after two terms

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota’s Gov.-elect Tim Walz is kickstarting his transition to the state’s top office after defeating Republican Jeff Johnson in Tuesday’s open race for governor. He visited the state Capitol Thursday with Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and his wife, Gwen Walz, to open a transition office. There’s plenty of work to do. The new governor will have to…

Rep. Collin Peterson Leads Dave Hughes in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)14-term DFL Congressman Collin Peterson leads Republican Air Force veteran Dave Hughes in the race for Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District with 55% of precincts reporting around 11:00 Tuesday night. Neither candidate or party has sent out a statement or posted on social media about either candidate conceding. With 725 out of 1,329 precincts…

MN AG candidate Keith Ellison’s divorce records unsealed next week

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – A Hennepin County family court referee has decided to unseal Democratic Attorney General Candidate Keith Ellison’s divorce file. The file will become public on Oct. 17. Two media outlets, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the conservative website Alpha News, had sued to gain access to the divorce file. The file has been sealed since 2012, but the media outlets argued that the public has a right…