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    July 17, 2014

    The DFL Party just came really close to putting legal pot on its list of priorities

    At the Minnesota DFL convention in Duluth last month, 1,076 delegates cast ballots related to the party's 2014-15 action agenda. Resolutions ranged from taxes to veterans to recreational cannabis. The last one needed 619 votes to pass, but ended up with 603, according to tally takers. See also: ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    MN Senate passes medical marijuana bill

    The Minnesota Senate approved a bill Tuesday that legalizes marijuana for medical use but limits ingestion to pills, oil, and vaporizing. It made it across the finish line with enough votes to overcome a veto by Gov. Mark Dayton -- 48 to 18 -- following a five-hour debate that produced some of the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    MNGOP Sen. Branden Petersen to introduce "nation leading" electronic data privacy law

    Last winter, news broke that the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension owned "cellular exploitation devices" called KingFish or StingRay. They basically function like cell phone towers, allowing officers to gather data from nearby phones.Law enforcement agencies can us ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Geoff Michel avoids Senate ethics investigation for handling of Brodkorb-Koch scandal

    ​Divided along partisan lines, there isn't enough support among Senate Ethics Committee members to launch an ethics investigation into how Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, handled the Amy Koch-Michael Brodkorb scandal.During a hearing last Friday, the four member committee discussed an ethics complaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    "Right to work" amendment advances in Senate

    ​The so-called "right to work" bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee earlier today, but it's unclear whether the measure has enough support to be approved by both the House and Senate.Today's committee vote was 7-6, with Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, joining ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Gretchen Hoffman, pro-gun, Twitter-challenged GOP state senator, running for U.S. House

    State Sen. Hoffman has a Republican challenger for the 7th District nomination.​Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, announced this morning that she's running for the U.S. House in the 7th District against against longtime incumbent Collin Peterson.The first-term senator's hand may have been forced by ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Michael Brodkorb says DFL refused to yield too [VIDEO]

    Brodkorb: DFL-ers did it too.​Sen. Dick Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) is pretty unhappy that three Republicans refused to answer his questions about their budget bill last week. Now, a GOP operative says he shouldn't be. Earlier this week we posted a video from the Senate showing Sens. Mike Parry (R-Wasec ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Republican senators refuse to yield [VIDEO]

    Sen. Dick Cohen wants answers to his questions​Minnesota's budget-trimming process is well underway, and it's gotten ugly.Last week, three Republican senators refused to even hear questions on their budget proposal from Sen. Dick Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, the former chair of the Senate Finance Committe ... More >>

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