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The party owes almost $1.5 million; the chairman says the move is business as usual.
Myron Frans and Cynthia Bauerly will have new roles in cabinet as Jim Schowalter exits.
Republicans, fresh off election victory, promise a more conciliatory approach
Franken campaign was the state's top spender, new numbers show.
Onetime MNsure hire said voter "stupidity" passed health law.
Here's a look at which House member got the most votes and other tidbits of the recent elections.
Two-term legislator has record of collaboration
GOP ends two years of one-party rule. DFL loses key rural and suburban contests.
House minority leader, who campaigned hard for others, isn't a shoo-in.
Nearly 450,000 voters — about a quarter of the electorate — chose one party's candidate for a state House seat, but then switched to pick a different party's candidate for U.S. Senate or governor.
In record numbers for a midterm election, Minnesotans are using absentee ballot and mail voting to cement their choices well before most polls open.
Johnson equals Dayton's $2M haul this year; totals mount for House races.
The battle for the state's lower chamber has cost more than $13 million and wearied voters.
One ZIP code — 55391 — is the most generous to candidates Dayton and Johnson.
In an election that has attracted little national heat, it sure has attracted national political stars.
Outside groups, not candidates, spend most.
Partisans view the secretary of state's race as the latest front in the ongoing "voting wars" across the country.
Republican candidate for governor preaches frugality and caution while calling for a more austere government that hews to free-market values.
Analysis also shows more early votes from Democratic areas.
Michelle Obama will stump for Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken on Tuesday.
But the secretary of state's office says the proposal makes inaccurate claims.
So far, only about one-third of absentee ballots have come from areas that lean heavily Republican.
Gubernatorial and House races so far haven't been affected by national financiers like in the past.
GOP leader acknowledges underfunding, but says it will energize his party.
Dayton has nearly twice as much in the bank, but Johnson is quickening his pace.
Women and Democrats more likely to give to candidates and campaigns.
Although political party affiliation is the single most determinative factor in how Minnesotans answered pollsters' questions, gender is a very close second. The gender chasm is most immediately evident in candidate choices.
DFL State Party Chairman Ken Martin said ads would air starting next week. Republicans might not have the money to match.
The race between Democrat Will Morgan of Burnsville and Republican Roz Peterson of Lakeville is one of a cluster of seats that will bear the brunt of an epic multimillion-dollar fight to determine control of the House.
The Hennepin County commissioner successfully broadened his campaign for governor well beyond his home district, placing first or second in 63 of 87 counties.
This time, the GOP challenger is turning on the heat as Franken stays cool.
Control of the Minnesota House has changed parties three times in the past five elections and could alter again this year.
Gubernatorial hopefuls Dayton, Johnson are among 238 candidates to share more than $2M in public funds.
Lack of early votes from GOP bastions could presage a low turnout for Tuesday's Minnesota gubernatorial primary.
One contest in each party has drawn attention from beyond Minnesota.
GOP candidate Stewart Mills complains that the ad is misleading.
Minnesotans will go to the polls Tuesday to cast their primary ballots. On Wednesday, will the recount plan begin? With four Republican gubernatorial candidates facing…
A loss in the August primary could severely diminish the power of the party endorsement. A primary win without convincing moderate voters to leave DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November could shut out Republicans from the state's top office for years to come.
Hopeful for governor spending his own money has as much cash as three rivals combined.
The state's suspension of refunds for small-dollar contributions is seen as one of the primary reasons.
State broadcasting and interactive services are a casualty for now of multimillion dollar overhaul.
Some GOP rivals are expected to release their info soon.
Governor hopeful had surgery to fix a perforated stomach and is recovering.
President signed disaster declaration; governor submitting claims on rolling basis.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s first broadcast TV ad blossomed into what some in social media circles dubbed “groin gate.” The ad, which debuted…
The Hennepin County attorney's office is investigating whether a private mailbox center in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has been improperly used as an address for more than 140 voters.
Fund is increased automatically when there are surpluses.
The damage reimbursed by a presidential declaration more than likely will apply only to public property — roads, bridges, parks and schools — and not homes. So homeowners, check your insurance policies.
Mastermind in GOP bid for U.S. Senate is adviser.
A state of emergency was extended for 35 counties as swollen rivers threaten to cause more flooding – and damage.
A new law, approved overwhelmingly last year, will allow voters to request absentee ballots regardless of whether they can get to their polling places on Election Day.
GOP campaigns are amassing millions of dollars to influence the gubernatorial election.
Rep. Cantor's loss buoys factions but means loss of big campaign bucks for Minnesota GOP.
"We are probably going to need to raise a million bucks to win the primary," candidate for governor Jeff Johnson said.
Former gubernatorial candidate's last-minute filing didn't sit well with some in the party.
Gubernatorial candidates are drawing on the rich near the urban and suburban areas of the Twin Cities for campaign cash.
Courts shredded restrictions on giving, and now big-dollar donors are free to give as much as they want to Minnesota's parties and political action committees ahead of this year's elections.
Supreme Court set the tone for looser rules on big donors.
For more than 80 days and over many late nights, Minnesota legislators hashed out major issues confronting the state: wages, taxes, bullying, medical marijuana. Here's a quick look at what happened.
In its closing hours, it voted to legalize medical marijuana and to deliver a second round of tax cuts.
Minnesota Republican and Democratic activists have selected their combatants for this year’s U.S. House battles. Republicans are hoping to wrest the First Congressional District…
The ban on sales looked solid until an amendment made sponsor pull his bill.
Legislative plan would make state one of the first, if not the first, to place such local financing data online.
Monday, a judge ordered the system to be shut down. Tuesday, Gov. Dayton signed a revival bill.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie did not have power to create system, so Legislature appears set to authorize it.
Passed by the House, the measure to increase the state's pay floor to $9.50 an hour by 2016 will be signed Monday.
The House supports a bill making it clear lawmakers can be arrested on suspicion of DWI during their session.
Minnesota's minimum wage is set to jump from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest, promising a better standard of living for more than 350,000 workers but raising bottom-line concerns for some business owners.
The law requires school districts to track and investigate cases of bullying and to better train staffers and teachers on how to prevent it.
Lawsuit contends "first come, first served" law violates free speech.
Details of the agreement are expected to be released by House and Senate leaders Monday morning, but two sources with the knowledge of the deal said Sunday that the minimum wage would rise to $9.50 an hour and future increases would be linked to increases in inflation.
An individual can now give millions to candidates for federal office.
Few differences distinguished the seven candidates represented in the St. Louis Park forum.
The House will likely pass a budget measure on Thursday; the Senate will follow with its own soon afterward.
The governor's backing makes it more likely that starting with this year's elections, Minnesotans would be able to track the sources of all politically tinged mailings and ads that come out before Election Day.
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