The House Republican caucus elected Rep. Tim Sanders its new minority whip Wednesday afternoon.
Sanders, a third-term Republican representative from Blaine, "is a steady leader and effective communicator within our caucus," incoming House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt said in a statement. "Our members represent communities across Minnesota and they have a variety of backgrounds. Our caucus is fortunate to have Tim to help connect all of our unique perspectives.”
The caucus also elected five assistant minority leaders: Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa; Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley; Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne), Rep. Peggy Scott, R-Andover, and Rep. Kelby Woodard, R-Belle Plaine.
Facing a new session in the minority, after two years of GOP control in the Legislature, Daudt said he was "thrilled" to have his new leadership team on board.
“I’m honored to have my colleagues' confidence in this new role," he said in his statement. "While Governor Dayton and Democrat leaders are proposing middle class tax hikes and massive spending increases, House Republicans will be working together to benefit hardworking Minnesotans, not burden them.”
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.
Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign.
“It was something I really thought about and ultimately I just decided against it,” running back Adrian Peterson said after Thursday’s practice, putting to rest any speculation he might see preseason action for the first time since 2013.