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Race for Minnesota House picks up steam amid busy election year

Ellen Cousins surprised some Minnetonka neighbors on a recent afternoon, greeting the old acquaintances with news that she’s running for the state House. Later that day in Mounds View, Kelly Moller was in the swing of what’s become an evening routine: talking with strangers about gun control, schools and health care.

“The election isn’t until November, but I am out early because there are a lot of people I have to meet,” Moller told Sovady Huston, who lingered at her front door to chat with the first-time candidate about education and her frustration with President Donald Trump.


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