Amy Koch is out after a scandal involving an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, and Republicans on Tuesday are set to vote in a new chief. Forum Communications' Don Davis takes a look at just what it means to be majority leader or house speaker, and hold one of the most powerful posts in the Legislature.
6-year-old Northfield girl missing, mother dead of apparent suicide
Anyone who had seen the girl or her mother in the past two weeks should call Northfield police.
Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped
Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.
Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin
One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.
Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County
The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.
Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million
The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.
Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver near Elko New Market
A 72-year-old Lakeville man has been arrested.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake
Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
GOP leaders divided on whether Koch should give up Senate seat
One assistant majority leader says if the allegations of an inappropriate relationship are true, it will be difficult for Amy Koch to stay in the Senate. Another says he hopes she does stay. Koch resigned her post as Senate Majority Leader last week amid allegations of a relationship with a Senate staffer.
Senjem promises 'fresh start' for senate
After more than 11 hours of debate at a hotel in Roseville, Minnesota Republicans chose Sen. David Senjem, of Rochester, to represent them as majority leader in the state senate. Senjem will replace Amy Koch, who resigned earlier this month after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a senate staffer.
Sources: Majority leader Amy Koch had inappropriate relationship with Senate staffer
WCCO is reporting that four Republican Senators held an emergency meeting with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch on Wednesday night after learning about possible improper conduct. Koch resigned unexpectedly on Thursday.
Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel
DFLers say the Senate deputy majority leader betrayed the public's trust by failing to respond quickly and honestly to allegations of an affair between Sen. Amy Koch and staffer Michael Brodkorb.
Senate source: Michael Brodkorb was 'abusive,' 'vicious' and 'threatening'
City Pages quotes an anonymous Republican senator who says the ousted Senate communications chief created a hostile work environment and that numerous legislators complained about his behavior but then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch refused to take action.
New Senate chief could have big effect on future of gambling
The Star Tribune takes a look at the behind-the-scenes jockeying leading up to Tuesday's vote, in which Republicans will pick a new Senate majority leader to replace Amy Koch. The election could have huge implications for proposals to put slot machines in race tracks or build a casino in downtown Minneapolis.
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