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Some Minnesota lawmakers ready to adjourn, some want more time

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Every issue in front of the Minnesota Legislature is optional as it prepares to adjourn in a few days, a couple of weeks or on its mandatory May 21 last day. Continue Reading

2011 a wild year for Minnesota politics

December 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

innesota’s 2011 began with liberal Mark Dayton becoming governor.
The next day, an ultra-conservative Legislature took the oath, the first time Republicans controlled both chambers in decades. Continue Reading

Reform could bring GOP, Dayton together in 2012

July 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minutes after Minnesota legislators passed that budget, Republican leaders were talking about making reforms throughout state government next year and saying that they think Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will be an ally.
Dayton is right there. Continue Reading

Dayton, Zellers downplay any discussion on a new stadium

December 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Dayton met with House speaker-designate Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, Tuesday and they emerged from the meeting downplaying any stadium talk. Continue Reading

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Zellers puts jobs first

November 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Life lessons steered House speaker to GOP

ST. PAUL A brew of cattails, oil and beer put Kurt Zellers at the doorway to becoming Minnesota House speaker. Continue Reading

Zellers’ early life made him a GOP speaker

November 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A brew of cattails, oil and beer put Kurt Zellers at the doorway to becoming Minnesota House speaker. Continue Reading