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Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

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Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.

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Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans

It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

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Group of House DFLers seeks support for 'gas tax holiday' this summer

The proposal has yet to gain full support from the party.

Caucuses

Minnesota DFL to allow non-voters to participate in its caucuses

The party is holding its precinct caucuses this Tuesday.

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Line 3 protesters block entrance to DFL booth at MN State Fair

This coincided with a demonstration at the state capitol.

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Calls for investigation after former DFL staffer details sexual harassment

Cynthia Callais provided her account to the Minnesota Reformer.

John Thompson

Rep. John Thompson once again rejects calls to resign

He spoke briefly Monday morning at a press conference organized by his supporters.

John Thompson

Walz, DFL call on Rep. Thompson to resign amid domestic violence reports

Numerous allegations of domestic violence against the St. Paul DFLer have come to light.

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'Cop out': Senate GOP leader under fire for cancelling police reform hearings

Senate Maj. Leader Paul Gazelka retracted support for such hearings.

Rep. Joe McDonald

'No respect': MN lawmaker shows up to debate in pirate costume

He was called out on Twitter by Rep. Kaohly Vang Her.

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Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

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DFL calls on Gazelka to resign as more is revealed about GOP's COVID outbreak

The Senate Majority Leader is under pressure over the party's COVID-19 controversy.

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'Disgusting': DFL senators say GOP failed to disclose COVID-19 outbreak

Dems say "NO ONE in the DFL nor non-partisan staff was told."

Reps. Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn

DFL scorches GOP lawmakers for flying after COVID exposure

The congressmen were exposed to COVID-19 on Air Force One.

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Duluth senator reprimanded for falsely claiming DFL endorsement

DFL Chair Ken Martin wrote a letter, posted July 8, to Sen. Erik Simonson.

Senators Tom Bakk and Susan Kent.

After 7 years, Tom Bakk out as Senate DFL leader

His successor is Sen. Susan Kent of Woodbury.

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DFL says it smashed its off-year fundraising record in 2019

State Democrats are bullish ahead of the 2020 elections.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden campaign hires former DFL executive in Minnesota

The new hire is part of a larger Super Tuesday strategy for the former Vice President's campaign.

Rep. Angie Craig

Rep. Angie Craig to voters: I will vote 'yes' on impeachment

Fellow DFLer Rep. Collin Peterson will be voting "no."