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Roger Reinert

May 9, 2012

Stadium conferees have major differences to settle fast

After weeks of committee hearings, each one bearing new amendments and surprises, the already-dramatically divergent House and Senate stadium proposals faced an onslaught of on-the-fly amendments on the floor this week, and some major changes were adopted.A conference committee made up of six legislators is expected to meet sometime on Wednesday.

Apr 13, 2012

DFL primary looms in CD 8 contest

Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.

Sep 21, 2011

DFL race to challenge Cravaack likely to produce primary

Over the years, DFL campaigns for high-profile offices have had a tendency to blow past party endorsing conventions and end in contested primaries.

Sep 21, 2011

Jeff Anderson announces Melin, Reinert endorsements

A pair of DFL state legislators from northeastern Minnesota, Rep. Carly Melin and Sen. Roger Reinert are supporting Duluth City Councilor Jeff Anderson's bid for Congress. Anderson is running in a contested field to win the nomination to defeat GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack in 2012.

May 6, 2011

Fiscal notes, gov consolidation top auditor’s list

A year ago, the Legislative Audit Commission passed over a proposal to evaluate the way state agencies prepare the fiscal notes that have long served as the basis for doing state budgets. One year later, amid a session punctuated by public disputes about their accuracy, the commission made an investigation of fiscal notes one of the highest priorities for Legislative Auditor James Nobles and his s[...]

Mar 30, 2011

Will pro-biz session spin loosen liquor laws?

John Moore doesn't want to move his business to Wisconsin. The owner of Barley John's Brew Pub, which has operated in New Brighton for a dozen years, would prefer to expand in Minnesota.

Nov 24, 2010

Meet the freshmen: DFL 6 edition

New faces fill seats previously held by Kelliher, Prettner Solon, Moua

Jul 28, 2010

The money hunt: DFL primaries

A handful of Democrats are preparing for competitive contests in the rapidly approaching Aug. 10 primary, and recently released campaign finance reports could show if they have the support to win.

Jun 4, 2010

Primary colors: Five DFL legislative primaries to watch

The filing deadline has come and gone. Candidates for the Minnesota Legislature are hitting the stump. But Democrats in 13 House and Senate districts and Republicans in 10 others will have to win in August to compete in November. Here are 10 legislative primaries to watch.

Jun 2, 2010

IP sees chance at legislative inroads

As Minnesota’s Republican Party was giddily tweeting the news that the party had fielded candidates for all 201 seats in the state Legislature for the first time in 30 years, the Independence Party of Minnesota was quietly celebrating its own milestone: 16 candidates for the Legislature in 2010, seven in Senate districts and nine in House districts.

May 26, 2010

St. Paul or bust – Many local officials mount races for Legislature

Local governments across Minnesota have taken a budgetary pounding from the Legislature in the past two years. So is it a coincidence that a striking number of this year’s crop of legislative candidates come from the ranks of mayors’ offices and city councils around the state?

May 24, 2010

Prettner Solon backs Boyle for Senate

Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon has endorsed Duluth City Councilor Patrick Boyle to succeed her in what has become known as the Solon seat in the Minnesota Senate.

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