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Rich Stanek

Jul 18, 2014

In ‘nonpartisan’ Hennepin sheriff’s race, Stanek challenger seeks DFL endorsement

Although the office is technically nonpartisan, Eddie Frizell’s announcement sets the stage for an uncharacteristically competitive contest to run law enforcement operations in the state’s most populous county.

Jan 29, 2014

Top cops, privacy experts testify on surveillance

Amid mounting concern over the use of high-tech surveillance tools such as cellphone trackers and automated license plate readers, a procession of privacy experts and top law enforcement officials testified before a packed crowd at the meeting of the House of Representatives Civil Law Committee on Tuesday.

Dec 12, 2013

The Capitol Note: Dayton voices frustration over MNsure

Dayton said the existing "operational problems" worry him, and are the kind of hitches that should have been worked out some time ago.

Apr 24, 2013

Republican Scott Honour announces bid for governor

Scott Honour is seeking the GOP nomination for governor in 2014. The businessman announced the decision through a campaign video that was posted on his web site Wednesday.

Aug 25, 2012

Stacey Stout: A GOP star candidate tries to buck the odds

On paper the open seat in House District 43A should favor the DFL nominee. Partisan indexes suggest the district tilts in their favor by anywhere from 2 to 14 percentage points.

Jun 29, 2012

Ortman hears a who

She’s powerful. Her district is utterly safe. But to sail in November, Sen. Julianne Ortman has to get past a primary challenger.

Jun 20, 2012

Spending for those who can’t

In surveying the 2012 campaign cash landscape in Minnesota, it’s not immediately obvious who’s going to help Republican legislators defend their majorities.

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