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Republicans look for an opening

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.

Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Governor race activity picks up as GOP convention nears

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Republican convention is a week and a half away, so governor candidates are doing everything they can to get delegate support.

For Jeff Johnson, that means picking a popular southeast Minnesota politician to be his runni…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.

Fewer than half the voters said they plan …continue reading on dglobe.com

Petition calls for two-year frac sand ban; Dayton won’t go it alone

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING — A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he wouldn’t act without the Legislature.

More than 6,0…continue reading on dglobe.com

GOP looks into Red River flood control

April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — In a split vote before adjourning Saturday, delegates to the North Dakota GOP State Convention approved the party resolutions for 2014.
They include calls to repeal Obamacare and audit the Federal Reserve and support for a constitutional b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Anti-bullying bill still controversial

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL ­â€” Legislation to strengthen Minnesota’s anti-bullying law continues to be controversial despite the latest efforts to amend the bill to satisfy school administrators’ concerns.
The latest version of state Sen. Scott Dibble’s  continue reading on dglobe.com

Anti-bullying bill still controversial

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL ­â€” Legislation to strengthen Minnesota’s anti-bullying law continues to be controversial despite the latest efforts to amend the bill to satisfy school administrators’ concerns.
The latest version of state Sen. Scott Dibble’s  continue reading on dglobe.com

Murdock: GOP should skip amnesty, pass Obamacare replacement

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Obamacare continues to unravel, even more thoroughly than its harshest critics could have hallucinated. Now, rather than chop the GOP in two by enacting comprehensive immigration reform, House Republican leaders should divide Democrats by scheduling …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: In praise of GOP flexibility on the Farm Bill

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Left has its blind spots. One of them came into plain view last week: After the State Department concluded — again — that neither blocking nor approving the Keystone XL pipeline would significantly affect greenhouse-gas emissions, key anti-Ke…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com