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.
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.
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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