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Linda Berglin

Nov 16, 2012

Senate Democrats name committee chairs

The Senate DFL has formalized its committee structure and appointed the chairs who will direct the flow of legislation in 2013.

Aug 29, 2012

Medicaid Director David Godfrey resigns to take post with Hennepin County

State Medicaid Director David Godfrey is stepping down from his post effective September 14. Godfrey has accepted a position as deputy director of health for Hennepin County.

Mar 21, 2012

Minnesota Senate: Out with the old

Members of the 88th Minnesota Senate sworn in next January will have roughly 40 percent fewer years of cumulative service than the Senate that gaveled out in May 2010.

Jan 10, 2012

Dziedzic, Allen win Minneapolis special elections

Attorney Susan Allen was elected in House District 61B, replacing former Rep. Jeff Hayden. Hennepin County staffer Kari Dziedzic easily won the Senate District 59 seat in northeast Minneapolis to replace former Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller.

Nov 30, 2011

Five DFLers on ballot in free-for-all SD 59 primary

Senate District 59, which encompasses the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota and northeast Minneapolis, is home to one of the most concentrated DFL constituencies in Minnesota.

Nov 22, 2011

Berglin feted at bipartisan celebration of her four decades in Legislature

Through the years, Linda Berglin may have taken on the look of an aunt who gives you a peck on the cheek at family reunions, but if you got in her way, you discovered that she legislated like a linebacker — and one who kept coming at you with the stamina of a marathon runner.

Nov 14, 2011

Linda Higgins won’t seek re-election

Higgins, a DFLer who has represented Senate District 58 in downtown and North Minneapolis since 1996, will retire after her term expires after next year's general election. She is the latest in a string of retirements of veteran Minneapolis DFL senators.

Nov 2, 2011

Eight candidates file for Pogemiller’s Senate seat

On the final day of filing for the Minneapolis Senate seat being vacated by Larry Pogemiller, five more challengers climbed into the race. The field stands at eight candidates, including seven DFLers who will square off in a December 6 primary.

Nov 2, 2011

Candidates line up for Minneapolis Senate seat

At least three strong DFL challengers — Jacob Frey, Cordelia Pierson and Peter Wagenius — are seeking the Minneapolis Senate seek vacated by Larry Pogemiller. The three-decade veteran legislator announced last week that he was resigning to serve as director of the state’s Office of Higher Education.

Oct 21, 2011

DFLers hold on to friendly turf

The changing demographics and DFL-friendly voting record of Senate District 46 signaled an easy win for DFL Sen.-elect Chris Eaton in Tuesday’s special election.

Oct 18, 2011

Hayden, Eaton win Senate special elections

Current DFL Rep. Jeff Hayden won a special election in Minneapolis' Senate District 61 with more than 68 percent of the vote, while DFL newcomer Chris Eaton, a registered nurse from Brooklyn Center, took home the Senate District 46 race with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Oct 17, 2011

Who’s who in Tuesday’s Senate special elections

Two new state senators will be elected tomorrow in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, filling spots in the chamber that haven’t been open in decades.

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