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Legislature passes disaster relief bill

The state House and Senate on Friday afternoon expeditiously passed flood and wind relief funding for northern Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton quickly signed the bill into law. Legislators steered clear of divisive, non-disaster related issues.

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Gauthier still running; DFL reeling

Embattled DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier shocked nearly everyone in the Minnesota political firmament on Wednesday morning when he announced that he plans to seek reelection to his seat in the state House of Representatives. The announcement came one week after it was publicly reported that Gauthier had been investigated by Duluth police following an incident in which he used a Craigslist ad to meet and have oral sex with a 17-year-old male at an area rest stop.

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DFL leaders call on Rep. Kerry Gauthier to step aside following scandal

DFL House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and DFL Party Chair Ken Martin have joined a growing chorus of politicos from both sides of the aisle calling on DFL Duluth Rep. Kerry Gauthier to either stop campaigning or resign from the Legislature all together after he was investigated -- but not charged -- by the police for having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a public rest stop.

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