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Gauthier still running; DFL reeling

Embattled DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier shocked nearly everyone in the Minnesota political firmament on Wednesday morning when he announced that he plans to seek reelection to his seat in the state House of Representatives. The announcement came one week after it was publicly reported that Gauthier had been investigated by Duluth police following an incident in which he used a Craigslist ad to meet and have oral sex with a 17-year-old male at an area rest stop.

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House GOP shapes key committees for budget battle

There were few surprises when the Minnesota House GOP released committee rosters last week. Legislators, Republican and Democrat alike, landed in spots where they've sat before, or - in the case of new lawmakers - where they have accrued relevant experience in their professional and personal lives.

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House DFL announces minority leads

Thissen said the caucus was concerned about the slimmed-down committee roster Republicans put in place upon regaining control of the House and the committee leads are intended to maintain attention on some key issues.

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Old battle lines resurface over federal Medicaid expansion

With Mark Dayton's timely ascent to the governor's office now assured, the most visible and protracted legislative drama of 2010 has erupted again in the past week. Dayton said throughout the campaign that one of his first acts as governor would be to sign an executive order enrolling Minnesota in an expanded federal Medicaid program.

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