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Author Archives: Britt Robson

Mark Ritchie: Exit interview

Many who keep a scorecard on partisan battles regard Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to be a left-wing firebrand. Be it his presiding over an election recount that flipped the result from Republican incumbent Norm Coleman to DFL challenger Al Franken, or his outspoken and combative opposition to the proposed voter ID amendment, Ritchie is regarded as public enemy No. 1 by a hefty segment of Minnesota Republicans.

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Catching up with Linda Berglin

Linda Berglin was not ready to rest on her laurels. By 2011, she had logged 38 years in the Minnesota Legislature, a time spent wielding her formidable knowledge of state budgets on behalf of poor and working people.

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The devilish details of voter ID costs

It’s hard to put a price tag on an unfinished product. That’s the dilemma facing Minnesota taxpayers interested in knowing how much the voter ID amendment to the state constitution will cost before they cast their ballot on the matter this November.

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