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Warren Limmer

Oct 10, 2012

Tightening polls raise stakes in Voter ID battle

On Tuesday night, roughly 100 people gathered at Maplewood City Hall to hear a debate on the proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Oct 5, 2012

‘He was a kid’: Former juvenile sex offenders languish in MSOP

Timothy Coon could spend his whole life confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program for actions he committed as a juvenile. And there are more than 50 others like him inside the walls of MSOP.

Oct 5, 2012

Former Chief Justice Eric Magnuson will lead sex offender task force

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson will lead a 15-member task force charged with recommending reforms for the troubled Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The panel stems from an order in a class-action lawsuit challenging the terms of confinement for more than 650 individuals who are indefinitely detained at facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.

Aug 29, 2012

Supreme Court sides with GOP on amendments

Republicans won an unequivocal victory on Monday in a pair of Minnesota Supreme Court rulings on issues related to constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Aug 27, 2012

Republican legislators laud favorable Supreme Court rulings

Republican legislators expressed vindication after the Minnesota Supreme Court sided in their favor on a pair of contentious issues relating to proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Jun 1, 2012

Benson offers a departing report card on MSOP

This week Dennis Benson will retire after four years as executive director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. His departure caps a career with the Department of Corrections that spanned more than three decades and included stints as warden at prisons in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights.

May 25, 2012

How the stadium deal was done

Left for dead in April, the Vikings stadium bill sprinted to passage in the session’s closing days. What happened?

May 11, 2012

What’s in final stadium bill?

The headline-grabbing details hadn’t changed much by the time the bill to construct a new professional football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings passed through both chambers of the Legislature after more than a year of back-and-forth negotiations.

Apr 6, 2012

Senate racino push at apparent dead end

The perennial bill to install slots in the state’s two racetracks was yanked from its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee amid fear that the committee’s conservative members would kill it early in the session.

Apr 6, 2012

Some key endorsing conventions still lie ahead

In recent weeks, local party activists around Minnesota have commandeered many a school auditorium to endorse candidates for state House and Senate races.

Mar 26, 2012

Roulet drops endorsement challenge to Limmer

Chuck Roulet no longer intends to challenge Sen. Warren Limmer for the GOP endorsement in Senate District 34. Roulet announced his decision in a letter to GOP activists in the district on Monday.

Mar 13, 2012

Ortman, Limmer among GOP incumbents facing endorsement challenges

At least three incumbent Republican legislators appear to be facing serious challenges for party endorsement.

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