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Mark Murdock

Feb 19, 2014

Tea Party acolyte Franson faces a GOP challenger — from the Tea Party right

Since she was first elected to the House in the great Tea Party wave of 2010, Alexandria Rep. Mary Franson has occasionally wandered into rhetorical minefields, most infamously after her ill-considered comparison of food stamp recipients to wild animals went viral and unleashed a torrent of ridicule and derision on the internet.

May 11, 2012

So long, adios, auf wiedersehen

After adjourning in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Minnesota House of Representatives plunged ahead with the bittersweet biennial ritual of retirement speeches from departing members.

Feb 22, 2012

Legislative map: All shook up

The most anticipated political event of the year at the Capitol — the unveiling of court-drawn state legislative and congressional districts that will be used for the next decade — arrived at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Jan 30, 2012

Rep. Murdock won’t seek re-election

GOP Rep. Mark Murdock will not run for re-election in 2012. The two-term legislator from Perham cited a desire to spend more time with his family as part of the reason for stepping down.

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