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Jun 30, 2014

The Capitol Note: Kahn campaign alleges voter fraud from opponent Noor’s supporters

Veteran Rep. Phyllis Kahn's campaign alleged that fraudulent voting by supporters of her opponent, Mohamud Noor, was rampant on Friday, the day early voting began in Minnesota.

May 1, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton calls for unity in address to Minnesotans

In the final State of the State address of his first term, Gov. Mark Dayton called on lawmakers to come together despite differing political philosophies.

Apr 22, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers return to wrap up tax, spending bills before bonding

Though legislators have already passed $443 million in tax cuts, they're still wrangling over the differences between two bills that would provide roughly $100 million in additional tax relief. The House has passed $323 in new spending, which must be meshed with a $210 million bill from the Senate.

Mar 12, 2014

The Capitol Note: Amended bullying bill clears Senate committee

GOP Sens. Carla Nelson and Roger Chamberlain have introduced an alternate bill.

Feb 5, 2014

Seifert, Ortman win GOP straw poll for governor, U.S. Senate

Seifert, who joined the gubernatorial contest in late November, nabbed 28 percent of the precinct vote to lead all comers.

Jan 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Nobles to investigate MNsure contracts

Dayton said he supports Nobles' instincts to examine the contracts, and called an audit "highly appropriate."

Jan 6, 2014

The Capitol Note: MNsure enrollment topped 68,000 before deadline

Gov. Mark Dayton sent a harsh letter to IBM in December, which faulted the tech company for failures with MNsure's website.

Dec 16, 2013

The Capitol Note: Online voter registration gets day in court

Attorney Erick Kaardal said the misuse of taxpayer funds amounted to an ongoing "injury" to his clients.

Dec 4, 2013

CD 6: Krinkie calls out Emmer campaign

The politeness that has prevailed in the early stages of the CD 6 GOP race may have come to an end this week, when candidate Phil Krinkie fired the first volley aimed directly at a fellow Republican: frontrunner Tom Emmer.

Nov 13, 2013

Pederson counts on St. Cloud ties in 6th District

John Pederson is depending on geography to give him an edge in the competitive Republican field to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pederson hails from St. Cloud, and he says that gives him an edge.

Nov 5, 2013

News links: Ritchie’s online registration hit with lawsuit from GOP legislators

If the lawsuit is successful, the registry system launched in launched in late September would be halted until legislative action is taken.

Oct 27, 2013

Scenes from the GOP straw poll

Republican candidates and activists filed into the National Sports Center in Blaine on Saturday to participate in a preliminary straw poll of candidates in the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the gubernatorial poll with 35 percent of the vote, and state Sen. Julianne Ortman won the U.S. Senate poll with 37 percent of the vote.

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