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HD 19A special election field expands

Former state Rep. Allen Quist on Friday ended days of speculation by announcing his candidacy for the state House in District 19A. He's the second Republican in as many days to enter the campaign to succeed Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter.

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House GOP names its new top staff

As part of the ongoing planning for the 2013 legislative session, the House Republican Caucus has named its top staff. Chas Anderson, who has been the caucus's executive director for the last two years when the GOP held the majority, will hold the same title when they become the minority on Jan. 8.

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Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

The $975 million package, which would construct a new stadium for the team near the Metrodome site in Minneapolis, passed on a 73-58 vote, with more DFLers voting for the package than Republicans. All told, 40 DFL votes were cast in favor of the bill, with 33 Republicans voting “yes.” Many expected there to be 68 votes total for the bill -- the exact number needed to pass -- with the GOP and DFL caucuses evenly splitting the total.

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House passes bonding bill with unanimous DFL support

DFLers on Monday afternoon put up a united front in pushing the 2012 bonding bill through the Minnesota House on a 99-32 vote. All 60 of the chamber's DFL votes were cast in favor of the bill, ensuring its easy passage despite the majority Republican caucus' narrow (39-32) support for the package. The bill was expected to be taken up in the Senate later Monday.

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