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Republican Paul Gazelka announces run for governor

He has been the Senate Majority Leader in the Minnesota Legislature since 2016.

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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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Gazelka won't be drawn on Carnahan calls in wake of strategist's trafficking arrest

Meanwhile, Carnahan has challenged the GOP executive board to call a confidence vote.

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GOP cites 'clean cars junk,' manure rules in targeting of ex-MPCA commissioner

"I guess she saved us some time," Sen. David Osmek said of Laura Bishop's resignation.

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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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Walz furious as Daudt, Gazelka avoid denouncing false election claims during forum

The governor accused the Republican legislative leaders of "epic gaslighting."

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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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Late Sen. Relph's daughter calls on Gazelka to apologize for hosting party during COVID

Jerry Relph's daughter Dana Relph spoke to the Minnesota Reformer a day after her father died.

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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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Gazelka admits GOP could have handled its COVID outbreak differently

The Senate Majority Leader has been facing calls to resign for failing to inform DFL colleagues and non-partisan staff about positive cases in its Caucus.

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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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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has COVID-19

Gazelka has had symptoms since last Monday.

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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.

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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.

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GOPers met with President Trump while in MN, some will quarantine or get tested

President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 a day after visiting with Republicans in Minnesota.

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Walz hits back at Gazelka, aide says he's been 'shockingly absent' during pandemic

Walz has responded to criticism from the Senate Majority Leader.

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Unable to limit his COVID-19 powers, Senate GOP ousts Walz appointee

The state's Labor and Industry Commissioner is out of a job.

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Minnesota Senate to hold hearings on Twin Cities riots

DFLers upset, call for criminal justice reforms instead.

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Gov. Walz calls out GOP lawmakers amid efforts to limit police changes

The governor took the unusual step of encouraging Minnesotans to call GOP senators.

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Walz: Crowds are 'a little too big' at Minneapolis lakes

Despite some disagreement, the governor isn't going to take the hotline down.