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Nov 27, 2015

Capitol Retort: Donald, Hillary, holidays, no-go zones

A fresh perspective on recent news events from Pat Garofalo, Don Ness, Sarah Janecek and Scott Dibble.

Oct 30, 2015

Capitol Retort: Mines, cops, milestones and costumes

Insights on recent news events from Ryan Winkler, Pat Garofalo, Don Ness and Amy Koch.

Oct 30, 2015

Don Ness leaves behind a ‘different’ Duluth

Duluth’s “boy mayor” is leaving the job he has seemed born to, with a successor to be elected Tuesday.

Mar 6, 2014

The Capitol Note: House schedules floor vote on tax cuts

The package carried by committee chair Ann Lenczewski includes a move to full federal income tax conformity.

Sep 5, 2012

Simonson has inside track for 7B endorsement

Duluth DFLers will gather Saturday to endorse a write-in candidate to replace Gauthier after sex scandal

Sep 4, 2012

Erik Simonson has inside track for DFL endorsement in House District 7B

DFLers plan to endorse a new candidate in Duluth’s House District 7B on Saturday in the wake of a sex scandal that led incumbent DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier to suspend his bid for reelection.

Jun 29, 2012

Dayton: There will be a special session for flood relief

Gov. Mark Dayton said its unclear exactly when the special session will be held. He plans to send a request to President Barack Obama today for a disaster declaration, which will allow local governments to apply for federal aid for clean up and rebuilding.

Apr 13, 2012

DFL primary looms in CD 8 contest

Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.

Aug 31, 2011

Cravaack will face tough test in 2012

In 2010, Chip Cravaack pulled off one of the most stunning political upsets in the country by defeating U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The 18-term DFL incumbent chaired the powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and had never won re-election by less than 29 percentage points.

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