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Ted Winter

Aug 7, 2013

Politicos, as ever, flock to Farmfest

In the flurry of activity that closed out the 2013 legislative session, a sales tax on farm machinery repairs became part of the omnibus tax bill ultimately signed into law. Now that the tax is on the books and farmers are facing levies on the labor costs of having their tractors and milking parlors fixed, it’s no surprise that the 11th-hour development at the Capitol is one of the hot topics at[...]

Dec 30, 2011

DFLer vying to take on Schomacker in HD 22A

Former Redwood County Commissioner Gene Short is seeking the DFL endorsement for the seat now held by Rep. Joe Schomacker, a self-employed PR consultant from Luverne. The district includes Murray, Nobles, Rock and Pipestone counties.

Nov 23, 2010

Meet the freshmen: House GOP, part II

Many Republican frosh have records of local civic service HD 15B: King Banaian King Banaian was surrounded by politics growing up in New Hampshire. The state is inundated with presidential hopefuls every four years, and Banaian was recruited at 15 to put flyers on doors for the George McGovern campaign.

Nov 3, 2010

Legislature sees a DFL drubbing for the ages

Republicans pummeled DFLers in the suburbs and greater Minnesota on Tuesday night to take control of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time since the modern partisan era started in the early 1970s.

Oct 13, 2010

Gearing up for the election after the election

Capitol Report has learned that House Democrats will gather to caucus just two days after the election, and the central agenda item will likely be to choose new leadership.

Jun 1, 2010

Former House leader Winter seeks to regain seat

Former DFL Minnesota House Majority Leader Ted Winter is looking to regain his old seat. He will run in the Republican-leaning southwestern part of the state. Two seats in the region won't have DFL challengers.

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