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 By Brad Swenson    Opinion    June 7, 2012

Education reform that wasn’t

With the stroke of Gov. Mark Dayton’s red veto pen, the Minnesota House Republicans’ sweeping education reform measure fell by the wayside during the recently concluded legislative session. Had it passed, it could have put Minnesota on a path similar to that taken by Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Walker, who won his recall election Tuesday, virtually ended collective...


Three Democrats vie for new House 2A

The newly aligned House 2A after redistricting incorporates much of the former House 2B, now represented by Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji. This Saturday Hancock will know which of three Democrats he will face in the fall elections. The three, Mark Edevold, Roger Erickson and Sean Peterson, all made their pitch to House 2A Beltrami County Democrats at last month’s Beltrami...


Beltrami County DFLers criticize Republican social agenda at convention

Not willing to solve a pending state budget deficit with raising taxes, Republicans instead are focusing on a social agenda that ignores Minnesota’s financial problems and fails to create jobs, says Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook. Skoe was the first politician out of the chute Sunday afternoon as the Beltrami County DFL held...

 By Brad Swenson    Politics    March 1, 2012

Odds improve for election of an American Indian legislator

The court-ordered redistricting plan issued last week could lay the foundation for the election of a Red Lake or Leech Lake band member to the Minnesota Legislature. The Supreme Court, given the redistricting chore after realizing the Legislature and the governor would not agree to political jurisdiction boundaries, did perhaps the greatest reshuffling of legislative districts...


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