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Aug 17, 2011

Eagan DFLer launches bid against Rep. Doug Wardlow

Laurie Halverson, a former public affairs professional with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, recently filed with the Campaign Finance Board to challenge Wardlow for the House District 38B seat.

Jun 3, 2011

Several DFL legislators defeated in 2010 are getting back in the saddle

For former DFL Sen. Jim Carlson, it was a matter of a little reflection and time to “lick my wounds” before he knew he was ready to run again for the state Senate. Carlson, who served one term in the chamber, was ousted last fall by Republican newcomer Ted Daley as part of a massive GOP wave that saw the party take control of both the House and Senate for the first time in nearly four decades.

Dec 17, 2010

When session opens, 60 former House and Senate members will have moved on

Sen. Steve Dille will probably not be bored when his 24 years at the Legislature officially come to an end next month. The first item on the 65-year-old Dassel Republican's post-Senate agenda is completing a biography of his grandfather.

Nov 10, 2010

Meet the freshmen: Minnesota House edition

When the 87th Minnesota Legislature convenes in January, it will seat 60 new members - the third-highest total of the past 40 years. Fifty-four of those new faces will be Republicans.

Sep 29, 2010

Republicans anxious to reverse recent DFL gains in Pawlenty’s old stomping grounds

In 2004, Jim Carlson took on first-term Republican Rep. Lynn Wardlow in House District 38B. The race was a decidedly uphill battle.

Jul 16, 2010

Déjà vu with a twist in Eagan House race

After losing by a mere 519 votes in 2008 to DFLer Mike Obermueller, math teacher and former state House Republican Rep. Lynn Wardlow didn’t rule out an attempt to win back his old seat representing Eagan.

Jul 3, 2010

Sweatin’ for votes in Eagan

Political candidates were out in force this morning at Eagan's annual Fourth of July parade; check out our gallery of images.

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