U.S. Rep. John Kline has $1.3 million in the bank as he seeks re-election in a newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District, his campaign spokesman Troy Young said Friday. The Republican Congressman, who has represented the 2nd District since 2003, is facing a wider Democratic voting base since the district was redrawn.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Rep. John Kline fighting for re-election in redrawn district
The popular fifth-term congressman has to fight a bit harder than he is used to in his re-election bid this year against Democrat Mike Obermueller in the 2nd District race. The candidates plan to launch TV ads on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
Obermueller raises nearly $253k for campaign against Kline
Former state Rep. Mike Obermueller says he raised $252,976 since he won the DFL endorsement to challenge six-term incumbent Republican Congressman John Kline in the 2nd Congressional District. Last week, Kline said he raised $428,000 in the same time period and had $1.3 million in the bank.
Cravaack has nearly $900K on hand for re-election bid
Freshman Minnesota Republican Chip Cravaack released his campaign finance report Friday, which revealed that he has $898,681 in cash on hand for his re-election bid for the traditionally DFL-leaning congressional district in northern Minnesota. The figure is more than triple the amount Former Sen. Tarryl Clark has, who is expected to be the top fundraiser among three DFLers competing in an Aug. 14 primary.
DFL endorses Mike Obermueller to seek Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District
The former state representative will run against Republican Congressman John Kline this fall. Kline is seeking his sixth term and has more than $1 million for his re-election bid.
Pressure on Gauthier to drop re-election bid intensifies
The top Democrat in the Minnesota House wants Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, off the November ballot. Gauthier has been under fire since it was revealed last week that he had a sexual encounter at a highway rest stop with a 17-year-old boy.
Klobuchar, Kline, Walz release financial reports in final stretch before election
Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has reportedly raised $800,000 in the last three months and has $4.86 million on hand as she heads into the final three-week stretch before Election Day. The spokesman for Klobuchar's Republican challenger, Kurt Bills, says he won't release his financial report until he's required to do so next week.
Gauthier changes mind, drops re-election bid
State Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, announced Wednesday morning that he was moving ahead with his re-election campaign. By evening he had changed his mind, forced out of the race by the furor surrounding his acknowledgement last week that he met a 17-year-old for sex at a highway rest stop.
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