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Keith Ellison

Sep 25, 2013

Carp fears likely to close Minneapolis river locks

With concern rising that invasive Asian carp will make their way up the Mississippi River into some of Minnesota’s prime fishing waters, it appears increasingly likely that Congress will authorize the closure of a key navigational lock in Minneapolis, effectively ending the city’s days as a river port.

Jul 17, 2013

Emmer’s out of the gate with big haul

Tom Emmer has established himself as the clear front-runner to replace U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District by raising far more money than his opponents for the GOP nomination.

Jul 16, 2013

Rick Nolan raises $135,000 in 2Q; Erik Paulsen leads incumbents in cash on hand

Rick Nolan raised $135,000 in the second quarter of 2013 and ended June with less than $200,000 in the bank. The first-term DFL incumbent is expected to face a vigorous challenge in the 8th Congressional District.

Sep 21, 2012

Dehn mends fences, prepares for 59B election

Raymond Dehn has already faced most of the hurdles he will encounter on his way to the state Capitol. The first came when Dehn joined a crowded field of candidates vying for the open North Minneapolis House District 59B seat vacated by Rep. Bobby Joe Champion

Aug 8, 2012

Three vie for Champion’s old House seat

The retirement of DFL Sen. Linda Higgins from her District 58 Minneapolis seat set off a game of musical chairs in one of the most staunchly DFL areas in Minnesota.

Aug 3, 2012

Campaign roundup: Bachmann leads July fundraising among MN congressional candidates

Michele Bachmann, running for her fourth term representing Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional district, pulled in just more than $1 million in the month of July, easily surpassing her fellow Minnesota Congressmen and women in total fundraising hauls, as well as her Democratic opponent Jim Graves, who raised $64,000 in that period.

Jul 17, 2012

Bachmann leads 2012 money chase

Minnesota House and Senate candidates took in more than $6 million during the second quarter of 2012, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in the biggest haul at $1.9 million. That's more than six times the amount raised by DFL challenger Jim Graves in the Sixth Congressional District.

Jul 3, 2012

New carp studies fuel debate over closing Mississippi locks in Minneapolis

As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.

Apr 27, 2012

Federal Medicaid hearing highlights Minnesota allegations

Minnesota offers a “stunning example” of failed oversight in its Medicaid program and could owe the federal government “hundreds of millions of dollars” for overpayments to managed care plans in past years, members of a congressional panel investigating Medicaid fraud said on Wednesday.

Apr 25, 2012

Congressional panel: state’s failed HMO oversight “stunning,” could mean more debt to feds

A pair of congressional subcommittees convened Wednesday morning's hearing on Capitol Hill to investigate state handling of Medicaid dollars. While Minnesota was not the specific focus, its handling of managed care contracts with HMOs and in particular the $30 million returned from UCare last year received intense scrutiny.

Oct 20, 2010

I-94 ‘Gateway’ project may move faster than expected

A delegation of local officials who met with congressional leaders late last month to talk up the I-94 Gateway Corridor returned home feeling good about the project's prospects.

Oct 6, 2010

Campaigns find creative ways to target voters on the Net

After Target Corporation contributed $150,000 to a political organization that's supporting Republican Tom Emmer in the governor's race, Alliance for a Better Minnesota went online to stir up outrage.

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