Minnesota Senate

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DFL Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent stepping down, won't seek reelection

The announcement comes as Kent faces criticism over the party's handling of recent allegations of sexual harassment by a former staffer.

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State Sen. David Tomassoni writes letter revealing ALS diagnosis

"There is no sugar coating it — this is a tough disease," he wrote in a letter published in the Mesabi Tribune.

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Head of Pollution Control Agency resigns as GOP senators prepare her ouster

Walz accused the senators, who have removed two of his commissioners before, of playing partisan games.

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Legislature approves $220K bill for swimming lessons, lifeguard training

The funding would help at-risk and low-income children learn to swim, as well as address lifeguard shortages.

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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.

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DFLers accuse Republican of flashing white supremacist sign during debate

Chamberlain flashed the "OK" symbol to express the concept of zero on the Senate floor on Thursday.

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Republicans vote down mask mandate for MN Senate floor

Instead, they want to "strongly encourage" that people wear masks.

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MN Senate GOP takes steps to keep majority in case of a Klobuchar cabinet position

Paul Gazelka introduced a motion Tuesday to make independent Sen. David Tomassoni president pro tempore of the Senate.

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Planned in-person inauguration event for DFL senators criticized amid COVID risk

A handful of newly elected state senators are slated to attend the Jan. 5 event.

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Report: Gazelka refuses to reveal total COVID cases in GOP outbreak

The senate majority leader is under fire for his handling of the situation.

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2 Minnesota senators quit DFL Caucus to become independents

The Iron Range senators said this move will help them better serve their districts.

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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."

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Minnesota House passes $1.9 billion public works bill

The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate.

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3 MN Republicans ask Department of Justice to investigate MPD

They don't believe the state Department of Human Rights can conduct an unbiased investigation.

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West metro senator Paul Anderson to retire after just one term

The DFL is already eyeing his district as an opportunity to flip.

Senate passes snow day relief bill for Minnesota schools

The Minnesota House of Representatives has yet to vote on a similar bill.

Trump's interaction with MN candidate makes Jimmy Fallon

It went from awkward in Duluth to even more awkward on national TV.