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Economy of the classroom: More women are attending UND

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The nation’s weak economy may be playing a role in boosting the number of women enrolled at UND, where the number of female students is getting closer to parity with male students. Continue Reading

Senate Republicans attempt secret location to pick new leader

December 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Republican senators gathered today at what they thought was going to be a secret location today to pick a new leader who will be faced with a number of problems. Continue Reading

Koch resignation follows allegation of improper relationship

December 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Minnesota’s first female Senate majority leader resigned after fellow senators confronted her with allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a male Senate employee.
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Senate Majoity Leader Koch had been accused of improper relationship with staffer

December 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. Former Sen. Leader Koch had been accused of improper relationship with staffer, a key Republican said Friday.
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Friends, colleagues, kin pay respects to Bob Stenehjem; funeral is today

July 25, 2011 in DL-Online

About 700 people paid their final respects to Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem at a rare event Sunday in North Dakota Capitol. Continue Reading

Spooning out a message

May 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

“Soup Truck” driver Rick Brock delivers groceries Wednesday afternoon to the Manna Food Pantry in Worthingon. The “Soup Truck,” run by the non-partisan, non-profit watchdog group Minnesota Majority, is on a statewide tour promoting spending reductions instead of raising taxes. The truck also collects food donations while offering packets of soup. Continue Reading

Americans 45 and older are new voting-age majority

May 3, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON For the first time, Americans 45 and older make up a majority of the voting-age population, giving older Americans wider influence in elections as the U.S. stands divided over curtailing Medicare and other benefits for seniors.
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Magnus: Assistant majority leader

November 12, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Minnesota State Sen.-elect Doug Magnus has been chosen as Assistant Majority Leader by the Senate Republican Caucus, according to a release from his current House of Reprentatives office.
Magnus, who hails from Slayton, noted that Amy Koch of Buffalo was elected Senate Majority Leader and Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville was elected President of the Senate. Continue Reading

GOP ready to work for jobs, no tax hikes

November 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Senate’s first woman majority leader is ready to do what she and fellow Republicans see as the will of the people: no tax increases and help businesses create jobs.
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GOP takes over Minn. Senate after nearly 40 years

November 2, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS – Republicans have roared into the majority in the Minnesota Senate after nearly 40 years in the minority. Continue Reading