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State GOP goes after Koering in SD 12

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel was surprised to get a letter from the Republican Party of Minnesota at his office. He was even more surprised when he saw what they wanted: a slew of law enforcement records on one of the party’s own elected members, state Sen. Paul Koering of Fort Ripley.

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Grand Old Party or Tea Party?

A scene from a recent Thursday night in east central Minnesota: Roughly 100 people are gathered in the basement of Tobies Restaurant & Bakery in Hinckley. The occasion is a fundraiser for Republican state House candidate Rudy Takala, a 21-year-old conservative firebrand who is seeking to oust two-term DFL Rep. Tim Faust.

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The money hunt: GOP primaries

Republicans are slated to squared off in a handful of competitive state legislative primary contests on August 10. In most instances, the GOP rivals are vying to take on a DFL incumbent in districts that look winnable.

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