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Jennifer Carnahan

Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses

The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.

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GOP candidate Rich Stanek to limit campaign activity following car crash

Stanek had previously stated he intended to return to campaigning just a few days after the April 12 crash.

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Review: Senate GOP tax cuts would mostly benefit wealthier Minnesotans

There would be little change for the poorest Minnesota households.

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Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP straw poll for governor

Jensen easily outpaced the other GOP candidates, though fell short of a majority.

Anton Lazzaro

Judge: Accused child sex trafficker Lazzaro threatened police officer

Lazzaro, the judge wrote, told the officer he knew where they lived.

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Rep. Hagedorn blames 'cancel-culture' for wife's expulsion from MN GOP

Jennifer Carnahan was forced out as party chair amid a cloud of allegations.

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Civil lawsuit accuses Lazzaro of being sex trafficking 'ringmaster'

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a teenager and her parents.

Anton Lazzaro

Lazzaro seeks pretrial release, pledges 'Truman Show' confinement in luxury condo

The GOP donor and strategist is awaiting trial for federal child sex trafficking charges.

Jennifer Carnahan

Carnahan's $38K severance package sparks anger among some in GOP

The outgoing chairwoman was allowed to break a tie granting her the deal.

Jim Hagedorn, Jennifer Carnahan, Anton Lazzaro.

Ex-GOP director says Carnahan's claims about Lazzaro connection are false

"She will never let the truth see the light of day, because in her narcissistic mind, it would ruin her brand," Andy Aplikowski said.

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GOP House leaders call for investigation into sex harassment, assault claims

They say any leaders who failed in their legal or moral responsibilities should resign or be fired.

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4 former MN GOP executive directors call on Carnahan to resign

An increasing number of current and former party executives are calling for the embattled chairwoman to step down.

Anton Lazzaro and Gisela Medina.

19-year-old charged as co-defendant in Lazzaro child sex trafficking case

She is facing seven counts related to sex trafficking of a minor.

jennifer carnahan

GOP statement on alleged sex harassment sparks new controversy for Carnahan

The statement revealed that Carnahan had been aware of an allegation of sexual misconduct made against a GOP staffer for months.

Kristi noem

Minnesota GOP taps SD Gov. Kristi Noem as keynote speaker for annual dinner

The Minnesota Republicans have announced Noem will speak at its March 12 event.

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MN GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan will seek reelection

Carnahan was first elected to the position in 2017.

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Another Minnesota GOP senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Jerry Relph becomes the fourth senator to contract the disease.

paul gazelka

Gazelka's 'I've always said COVID-19 is serious' tweet raises eyebrows

The Senate Majority Leader has attracted plenty of attention for a Thursday tweet.

adam weeks

MN GOPers facing new claims they recruited legal pot candidates to run in swing races

Republicans have allegedly been encouraging people to run as legal marijuana candidates to take votes away from Democrats.