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Jim Oberstar

Jun 10, 2014

The Capitol Note: Federal HHS to audit MNsure

Another audit of MNsure has been teed up. This time, it's from the feds.

May 14, 2014

Schultz: The legacy of Jim Oberstar

Jim Oberstar’s accomplishments include facilitating hundreds of billions, perhaps more than $1 trillion, in transportation infrastructure funding over the last quarter century.

May 5, 2014

The Capitol Note: Senate bonding bill out Monday, $1.2 billion still unlikely

1) Another audit of MNsure has been teed up. This time, it’s from the feds, Minnesota Public Radio reports. A subset of the federal Department of Health and Human Services will review Minnesota’s exchange to ensure that people who purchased private coverage through the marketplace fell within specific federally designated parameters. “Our understanding is that ...

Dec 20, 2013

The Capitol Note: Dayton addresses MNsure leadership change

Dayton said he had been speaking with the MNsure board on an increasingly frequent basis in recent months.

Jun 26, 2013

Stewart Mills eyes a run against Rep. Rick Nolan in 2014

Mills launched a campaign website and filed paperwork this week to form an exploratory committee to run for the seat in 2014 after experiencing a "groundswell of support" for his candidacy, he said.

Oct 24, 2012

Top races draw less outside ad cash than expected

One notable exception: Cravaack/Nolan CD 8 race

Oct 12, 2012

Cravaack, Nolan battle for the soul of the 8th

The scene at the first public debate between candidates in Minnesota’s northeast 8th Congressional District this year was far tamer than the same event just two years ago.

Oct 1, 2012

Chip Cravaack snags NRA endorsement

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack's bid for a second term. The NRA had previously in 2010 endorsed veteran Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar, who Cravaack beat in an upset.

Sep 12, 2012

Howes builds 5A endorsement, money lead

For the last 10 years, state Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, has lived at the northern end of his north central Minnesota district. When the redistricting maps were announced last winter, the powerful chairman of the House Capital Investment Committee found himself on the southern fringe of a new district.

Aug 15, 2012

Quist, Nolan primary victories set stage for Congressional elections

Allen Quist and Rick Nolan have both been out of elective office for more than two decades. On Tuesday, however, both veteran politicos won their respective congressional primaries, surviving contentious intra-party battles and earning the right to challenge incumbents for a trip to Washington, D.C.

Jul 25, 2012

6B House primary may turn on mining, jobs

Voters are faced with a familiar dilemma in the heart of the Minnesota Iron Range. The unexpected retirement of 26-year DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina at the end of session has left a big hole in DFL-friendly House District 6B, which stretches across cities like Virginia and Eveleth and includes some of the state’s most mining-dependent towns.

Jul 25, 2012

CD 8 congressional primary is a toss-up

Anything could happen in the DFL primary in the 8th Congressional District. Three challengers — Jeff Anderson, Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan — are running credible campaigns, and turnout is expected to be extremely low for the mid-August primary.

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