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Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly Leaving Agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly is leaving the agency, leaving Gov. Tim Walz with a third open cabinet position to fill. Unlike the other two, Bauerly is leaving on her own. In a statement announcing her departure, Walz praised Bauerly and said there would be a competitive hiring process to replace her. The Republican-controlled Senate has…

Jason Lewis wants to defeat Sen. Smith and ‘restore public order & protect liberty’

MINNESOTA – Jason Lewis says he wants to defeat Democratic Senator Tina Smith to reform health care. Lewis says premiums, deductibles and copays have skyrocketed because of the Affordable Care Act. The former congressman also wants to end what he calls burdensome Covid-19 lockdowns he says are devastating Greater Minnesota. Lewis said a model the Minnesota Department of Health relied…

County GOP Board Member Resigns Over Social Media Post

WABASHA CO., Minn. — The Republican Party of Wabasha County in far southeastern Minnesota says an image on its Facebook page that compares Minnesota’s mask mandate to Jewish people in Nazi death camps was maliciously posted. But Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says that the picture was posted by a Wabasha County GOP board member, who has since resigned…

DFL criticizes MNGOP for “politicizing COVID-19”

Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it's a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists.

MINNESOTA – The DFL is responding to Republican criticism of the mask mandate, and calling out the GOP for politicizing COVID-19. Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it’s a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists. They advise everyone to wear masks to stop the spike in Coronavirus cases. Martin…

“Gotham City on steroids” Alexandria Republican describes law enforcement being eliminated

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria tried to amend the proposed Minnesota Police Accountability Act Thursday night to prevent cities and towns from disbanding their police departments. The Republican referenced a movement within the Minneapolis City Council to do so. Groups in other cities want to defund police by shifting some money from law enforcement’s budgets…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

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…

West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

GOP Aims to Copy Dem Fundraising Power with New Online Tool

Republicans hope WinRed will enable them to harness giving from their base.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republicans are launching a new online fundraising platform that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats’ internet-based fundraising behemoth. Called WinRed, it’s a play by the GOP to replicate Democrats’ success raising massive amounts from grassroots supporters who typically give just a few dollars online at a time. ActBlue was instrumental in the Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm…

Rep. Armstrong Tackles Addiction, USMCA & 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues? North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery. “If…