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Dan Severson

Jun 6, 2014

The Capitol Note: Senate office building lawsuit dead

The final legal barrier to constructing a $90 million Senate office complex was removed on Thursday.

May 30, 2014

Severson locks up GOP endorsement for secretary of state

1) The final legal barrier to constructing a $90 million Senate office complex was removed on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. The state Supreme Court ruled that former GOP Rep. Jim Knoblach had to put up an $11 million bond that a lower court had said he would need to post in order to continue ...

Mar 28, 2014

The Capitol Note: House offers another tax-cuts package

The bill was amended only slightly during Thursday's proceedings.

Aug 6, 2013

Steve Simon joins Secretary of State race

State Rep. Steve Simon announced on Tuesday that he's running for Secretary of State. The five-term legislator from Hopkins becomes the third DFLer to join the field.

Aug 5, 2013

Secretary of State field begins to take shape

**UPDATED** Dennis Nguyen is seeking the GOP nomination for Secretary of State. The chairman of Shanghai-based investment firm New Asia Partners expects to make an official announcement in September.

Dec 12, 2012

MNGOP debt shrinks, but turmoil persists

The wounds had started to heal by the time Minnesota Republicans faced each other at an annual activist gathering in Blaine over the weekend. Many Republicans had already come to terms with the drubbing that took place on Nov. 6, when both Republican legislative majorities and two GOP-led constitutional amendments were rejected by voters.

May 17, 2012

Zellers backs Bills in GOP Senate contest

The Zellers endorsement comes on top of nearly three dozen House GOP caucus members who've backed Bills thus far.

Apr 11, 2012

Race to take on Klobuchar heats up

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has long been viewed as all but invincible in 2012. Six years ago she trounced a three-term congressional incumbent by 20 percentage points, the largest margin in a U.S. Senate race in Minnesota in three decades.

Mar 8, 2012

GOP Rep. Bills to run for U.S. Senate

The first-term lawmaker is the fourth Republican to seek the party's nod to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Feb 22, 2012

Report: War vet Hegseth to challenge Klobuchar

"I can tell you the paperwork's in the mail," Hegseth told the Star Tribune. "It is very much all systems go."

Nov 9, 2011

All quiet at Fort Klobuchar

Try as she might, there are occasions when Sen. Amy Klobuchar can’t please everyone. Last month the DFL freshman senator drew national headlines when teen idol Justin Bieber declared that she should be “locked up” for sponsoring legislation that would make streaming unlicensed online content a felony.

Aug 22, 2011

St. Bonifacius city council member announces Klobuchar challenge

Joe Arwood, a first-term member of the St. Bonifacius city council, is challenging U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Arwood is the second Republican to enter the contest, joining former state Rep. Dan Severson, of Sauk Rapids.

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