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6B House primary may turn on mining, jobs

Voters are faced with a familiar dilemma in the heart of the Minnesota Iron Range. The unexpected retirement of 26-year DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina at the end of session has left a big hole in DFL-friendly House District 6B, which stretches across cities like Virginia and Eveleth and includes some of the state’s most mining-dependent towns.

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Cravaack will face tough test in 2012

In 2010, Chip Cravaack pulled off one of the most stunning political upsets in the country by defeating U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The 18-term DFL incumbent chaired the powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and had never won re-election by less than 29 percentage points.

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Melin moves to the Capitol

DFL Rep. Carly Melin is settling into her new place in St. Paul, after winning the special election in House District 5B to replace IRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich. She will serve on the Capital Investment, Jobs and Economic Development and Judiciary Policy and Finance committees.

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Just like old times in District 5B race

There's something distinctly familiar about Carly Melin's quest to become a legislator. After she won a five-way DFL primary Tuesday in the special election for Tony Sertich's House District 5B seat, Republicans went after the Hibbing native the very next morning, questioning whether she had really lived back in the district for at least six months as required by state law.

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