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Larry Haws

Apr 10, 2014

Dorholt and Knoblach prepare to face off in St. Cloud

The last remaining DFL-controlled legislative seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District might be up for grabs this fall, as a well-known former legislator from the Pawlenty era returns to challenge a freshman representative to represent St. Cloud.

Mar 27, 2012

Former DFL Rep. Larry Haws dies

Haws, who represented House District 15B from 2005 until 2010, was 72 years old. In January of 2011 he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Dec 7, 2011

St. Cloud DFLer Carol Lewis eyes another lege run, this time for Senate

St. Cloud attorney Carol Lewis has registered her campaign committee to run as a DFLer for the District 15 Senate seat of GOP freshman Sen. John Pederson. In 2010 Lewis ran against King Banaian for an open 15B House seat, and lost by 13 votes.

Jul 15, 2011

When government is part of the problem: the sequel

Last year I wrote about an exchange in the 2010 session between now retired Rep. Larry Haws, DFL-St. Cloud, and Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan. Haws sponsored legislation to allow students to transfer credits between MNSCU campuses; Buesgens was incensed that it took an act of the Legislature to do something so common-sensical.

Jun 22, 2011

St. Cloud legislators take heat at town hall meeting

The word of the evening was compromise, and St. Cloud resident Don Bechtold struck the tone early. “You’re not in office to hold your ground and die standing, you’re here to compromise. I drove 10 miles to tell you that,” Bechtold said to GOP Reps. King Banaian and Steve Gottwalt and Sen. John Pederson, who hosted a town hall meeting Monday night. His comments triggered applause from nearl[...]

Mar 18, 2011

Freshman midterms – which new members are getting the most exposure and best reviews?

The scene was unusual for most Capitol regulars. At an early-session press conference, newly minted House Republican leaders Kurt Zellers and Matt Dean introduced the first symbolic bills of their newfound majority. Standing at their side were the bill authors - two first-time legislators just a few weeks removed from their swearing-in.

Jan 13, 2011

Report: Larry Haws recovering from brain surgery

The 71-year-old Haws had surgery Tuesday to remove a large tumor from his brain and is currently recovering in the intensive care unit.

Oct 28, 2010

House fundraising numbers show peril for some DFL legislators

Fundraising numbers are by no means the end all-be all indicator of a candidate's electoral success, but some recently released campaign finance reports reveal startling numbers that could point to several GOP takeovers in the state House.

Oct 27, 2010

Party units spend on lege races in late going

A negative mailing arrived in Republican state Senate candidate Dan Hall's district last weekend that caught him by surprise.

Sep 17, 2010

Clark seat: DFL playing red-zone defense

While Democrats nationally are pushing state Sen. Tarryl Clark's bid to take over Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's seat in the Sixth Congressional District - a long shot by any measure - the DFL Party in Minnesota is working hard to keep the central Minnesota seat she is vacating in blue territory.

Aug 4, 2010

DFLers square off in primary for St. Cloud seat

In three campaigns, state Rep. Larry Haws, DFL-St. Cloud, has never received less than 65 percent of the vote. That electoral dominance would suggest that Democrats should be able to hold on to House District 15B despite Haws' retirement.

May 28, 2010

Shorter political calendar causes headaches

When legislators decide to retire on the last night of session, the political parties in their home districts usually scramble to field possible successors and endorse a candidate.

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