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Lege endorsements: Education Minnesota is backing seven Republicans

Business-backed MN Forward raised eyebrows last week when it announced support for three DFL legislators. But the reliably Republican PAC isn't the only big cash player at the Capitol that is backing candidates on the other side of the aisle. The Education Minnesota teachers union's PAC, which most frequently endorses DFLers, has endorsed a handful of Republican incumbents who are facing DFL challengers in November.

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Molnau backs Emmer in gov’s race

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau is supporting state Rep. Tom Emmer in the governor's race. The Waconia Republican served five terms in the state Legislature before being plucked by Gov. Tim Pawlenty for the state's number two post. Molnau also served as head of the Minnesota Department of Transportation until being ousted by DFL legislators in March 2008.

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Legislator releases second novel on 1862 Dakota revolt, aftermath

In the fall of 1862, war raged on the Minnesota prairie. What started with the killing of five settlers at Acton Township by four starving Dakota Sioux on a fruitless hunting expedition quickly spread into a full-fledged guerrilla war after a council of Dakota elders led by Little Crow decided to attack and kill white settlers up and down the Minnesota River Valley.

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