During the first Saturday floor session of the year, the state Senate passed a spate of legislation, including several tort reform proposals and the omnibus game and fish bill.
State Rep. Rick Hansen's time on the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was rocky from the start.
New faces fill seats previously held by Kelliher, Prettner Solon, Moua
Chaudhary's primary loss made him the body's fifth departing chair
Hours after Tuesday's DFL primary, the Minnesota GOP launched a TV ad attack calling DFLer Mark Dayton "erratic" and wondering out loud what frequency he was on.
Capitol lobbyists are speculating that Sen. Tom Saxhaug is the likely choice to be chairman of vaunted Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Mark Dayton rode a dominating performance in greater Minnesota to a narrow victory in Tuesday's DFL gubernatorial primary, edging party endorsee Margaret Anderson Kelliher by just over 6,500 votes out of over 440,000 cast. One-time House Minority Leader Matt Entenza, who spent over $5 million on his primary campaign, garnered just over 80,000 votes.
Sen. Satveer Chaudhary faces possibly his toughest race since he was first elected to the state House in 1996. Chaudhary has won general elections in the liberal district by comfortable margins, and hasn't faced a primary challenge since 2002, but this year he doesn't have the DFL-endorsement behind him and faces a former state representative in the primary.
The 201 legislative seats on this November's general election ballot include 23 races featuring intra-party challenges that will be settled in Tuesday's partisan primary.
Embattled state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, paid off the $250,000 in back taxes he owed just in time for the Aug. 10 primary.
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.
Zebra mussels were first discovered in Lake Mille Lacs in 2005. Ravenously hungry for plankton, the little mussels deprive native fish of food and attach themselves to any surface they can grip, hitching rides on the hulls of anglers’ boats to bodies of water across the state. Last year, an additional eight state lakes showed signs of zebra mussel infestations.
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