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St. Paul: 6 DFL candidates vying for rare open seat
With nine-term state Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, choosing not to run for re-election, six DFL candidates are vying for the rare open seat in House District 64B.
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Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: 'I'm running until I'm not'
Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is keeping up his game of cat and mouse with Republicans who dream that he won't seek re-election.
Minnesota man seeks son's return from Ukraine
A Maple Grove man is at the center of an international custody battle that's left his 4-year-old son in an unsettled place - Ukraine.
Senators Push to Protect Patent Process Funds
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday that would protect funding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, since Congress has diverted more than $1.1 billion from the office's user fees for other purposes in the past 20 years.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Land exchange bill set to become law
A bill authored by U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., to give the go-ahead on a land exchange between the Fond du Lac Band and Carlton County is set to become law after clearing both the Senate and the House.
Klobuchar's National Youth Synthetic Drug Awareness Week passes Senate
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office says the resolution which passed today coincides with the three-year anniversary of the death of Trevor Robinson, a Blaine, Minn., teenager who died after taking a synthetic drug called 2C-E.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
International Business Times
Goldman Sachs Partner Bruce Heyman Appointed as Ambassador to Canada
CBC News reported that Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar expressed her pleasure to see Mr Heyman be appointed for the job.
Overnight Tech: Senate takes next steps on patents
THE LEDE: The Senate is moving forward with its effort to reform the patent litigation system, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy , who has taken aim at patent trolls, or companies that bring and threaten to bring frivolous infringement lawsuits in the hopes of extracting settlements.
Minnesota Medical Association Online
MMA Leaders Discuss SGR with Congress Members
On March 5, MMA President Cindy Firkins-Smith, M.D., Doug Wood, M.D., an MMA board member, Maya Babu, M.D., an AMA board member, and Robert Meiches, M.D., MMA CEO met with Rep. Betty McCollum and a representative for Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Valley News Live
The Great Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off
Wednesday, Minnesota's Congressional Delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken's fourth annual hotdish competition.
Walz wins second consecutive Hotdish crown in Minnesota delegation's annual food fest
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
Walz wins hotdish competition
For the second consecutive year, Rep. Tim Walz has won the fourth-annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off, which was held today in Washington, D.C. The good-natured bipartisan competition, hosted by Sen. Al Franken , always yields some clippable recipes .
HOH: Tim Walz Cooks Up Second Consecutive Minnesota Hotdish Win
The Minnesota congresswoman and one-time Republican presidential hopeful just wanted to win Sen. Al Franken's annual hotdish off Wednesday before leaving Congress.
Bruce Heyman confirmed by U.S. Senate as ambassador to Canada
Bruce Heyman, a partner at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, was confirmed on Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the next ambassador to Canada.
US News & World Report
Rep. Michele Bachmann Lobbies for Final 'Hotdish' Win, Loses
As an outgoing member of the Minnesota delegation, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann hoped to have a leg up in the annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish-off, a Capitol Hill casserole competition in its fourth year.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks
Democrats occupied the Senate floor all night Monday, talking about climate change .
Capitalist Cronies Control Our Democracy
Democrats have done virtually nothing for the middle class for three decades now.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Laws to protect against propane and heating fuel shortages
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Thune are trying to pass the Reliable Home Heating Act.
Slow pace of oil train fixes draws Senate ire
On Capitol Hill, senators were told that none of the thousands of inadequately protected rail cars has been removed from service.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Comcast spreads cash wide on Hill
There's little that tends to unite a leading liberal like Dick Durbin and a conservative firebrand like Ted Cruz.