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CD-1 Primary: Jeff Ettinger gets DFL nod, Brad Finstad wins GOP vote

Jennifer Carnahan also was on the ballot as a GOP candidate — and fell about 11,000 votes shy of claiming victory.

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MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

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Bill capping insulin copay costs passes, MN's Republicans all vote against it

The Affordable Insulin Now Act would limit copay costs to $35 a month, max.

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MN Legislature yet to reach deal on unemployment insurance

Talks have broken down, with both sides blaming each other.

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Don Samuels deletes tweet making light of child's drowning

The former council member and current Congressional candidate apologized for his remarks.

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5 key elements in the new MN sports gambling proposal

Minnesota is the only state in the upper Midwest not to have legalized sports gambling.

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Scrutiny over GOP candidate's 'help from Mr. Putin' comment

He's facing scrutiny from another Republican candidate and some Democrats.

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Walz announces special election to fill seat of late Rep. Hagedorn

There will be a two-week filing period beginning March 1.

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Michele Tafoya says Super Bowl goodbye to NBC, joins Republican's campaign

The Edina resident has been announced as the co-chair of Kendall Qualls' campaign for Minnesota governor.

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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.

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GOPers propose bills that would restrict abortions, make ivermectin available

Lawmakers got to work Monday by introducing a slew of bills.

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Former Hennepin Sheriff announces run for governor

In his announcement, Stanek touts his lengthy law enforcement credentials.

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MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

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Gov. proposes 'Walz Checks' for most Minnesotans

The governor wants to use $700 million of the state's surplus to fund the payments.

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MN man admits to rushing Capitol police during Jan. 6 siege

He and his father, who is from Iowa, were together in the Capitol during the attack.

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Spotlight on MN Republicans group over Jan. 6 'candlelight vigil' post

A group member took responsibility for the now-deleted post, saying it was a mistake.

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Rep. Jim Hagedorn tests positive for COVID-19

The congressman is being treated at Mayo Clinic at the request of his doctors.

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At GOP gubernatorial debate, all 5 candidates cast doubt on Biden's win

Each of the Republican hopefuls, without evidence, sowed doubt about the 2020 election.

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Republican who doubts 2020 election results wants to oversee MN elections

Kim Crockett announced she is running for Secretary of State in 2022.

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After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus

But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.

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Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

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'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

They received the call hours after the Colorado representative posted her video about Omar.