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2018 Minnesota DFL Nominations: State Rep. Erin Murphy Endorsed for Governor

That left state Rep. Erin Murphy and U.S. Rep Tim Walz in the race

MINNESOTA — A back and forth evening for democrats down in Rochester as they take six rounds to select representative Erin Murphy as their endorsement for the state’s top office. She won by acclimation which is overwhelming vocal support. It has been a day filled with a lot of ups and downs. Before voting began, delegates heard from all 3…

Congressman Collin Peterson’s Challenger Formally Files His Candidacy

Republican Dave Hughes Won The Endorsement By His Party Earlier This Month

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)KARLSTAD, Minn. — A congressional candidate who was outspent 35 to 1 in the 2016 race is ready for a rematch. Dave Hughes of Karlstad has formally filed his candidacy for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. The Republican will once again try to beat longtime serving Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson. Hughes trains…

Gov. Mark Dayton’s Visit To Dilworth Elementary Wednesday Canceled

Bad weather in Washington D.C. has delayed his flight home

DILWORTH, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton was going to stop by Dilworth Elementary School Wednesday. But bad weather in Washington D.C. has delayed his flight home so his trips to Dilworth and Duluth have been called off. While visiting students at Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul last Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a tax bill saying he believes it…

Funding for NW MN Projects Hang in the Balance as Gov. Dayton Considers Signing or Vetoing Tax & Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up their session Sunday night and many questions are still unanswered. If Gov. Mark Dayton doesn’t sign a tax bill, which sync’s Minnesota’s tax code with the federal Republican law, it would create a complex filing season next year. Vetoing a budget bill would not give schools money to improve security. The…

Congressman Collin Peterson Gets Party Backing While Challenger Wants 6 Debates

Dave Hughes Lost To Peterson In 2016 By More Than 16,000 Votes

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)WILLMAR, Minn. — Congressman Collin Peterson has won the DFL endorsement to run for a 15th term in Congress. He won the endorsement during the DFL Congressional District 7 Convention this weekend in Willmar. The seat has the potential to flip after President Donald Trump carried the district during the 2016 election. Republican…

Tim Pawlenty joins the campaign for MN Governor

The Republican was Governor from 2003-2011

EAGAN, Minn. – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for his old job. In an announcement video on his campaign website, Pawlenty said he’s the right man to become the state’s top executive. “I have the strength and the experience to solve problems and bring us together. My top priority will be to put those in the middle –…

As Senator Franken Prepares to Exit, Leadership Battle Waits to Take Center Stage in Minnesota

Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — This is Sen. Al Franken’s last day as a member of Congress. The Democratic Minnesota lawmaker will resign his seat officially tomorrow after numerous allegations of sexual harassment. Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken. But Fischbach plans to…