Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, that he will call for Gov. Mark Dayton to resign if he does not adequately deal with what is being called a health insurance crisis. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Speaker Demands Health Insurance Action Or Will Ask Dayton To Resign

Minnesota’s House speaker says he will ask Gov. Mark Dayton to resign if the governor does not does not put in enough effort into solving what is widely regarded as a health insurance crisis. Thousands of state employers are at Dayton’s disposal to fix the situation, Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said in a fiery news…
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tell reporters Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, that House Republicans blocked $105 million in federal transportation funds. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Federal Road Funds Delayed As Dayton And Lawmakers Disagree On Project Impact

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blames state House Republicans for blocking $105 million in federal highway funds, but the House transportation chairman said the governor’s key aides said there would be no harm in delaying the money. The Democratic governor said on Wednesday, Oct. 26, that road and bridge projects in 28 communities across the state…
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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at the start of their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, on Oct. 9, 2016. (Reuters photo by Rick Wilking)

Legislative Election History May Mean Little This Year In Minnesota

Look at history and it would appear Democrats will control the Minnesota Legislature next year. After all, Democrats have won control of the Senate in every presidential election year since 1992. And House Democrats came out on top in four of the six most recent presidential years. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party voters have a tradition of turning…
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets Democratic candiate Hillary Clinton prior to their first presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. (Reuters photo by Mike Segar)

Presidential Candidates ‘Don’t Have Understanding Of Rural America’

The two major presidential candidates appear to agree on something. Hillary Clinton: “America’s rural communities lie at the heart of what makes this country great.” Donald Trump: “Growing our farm sector and supporting our nation’s farmers are absolutely critical steps to making America great again.” The two short quotes from Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump…
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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. (Reuters photo by Lucas Jackson)

Trump, Clinton Differences On Rural Policies Evident With Stances On Regulations

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do not talk much about rural issues on the campaign trail, but there is plenty of evidence showing they differ greatly on the subject. Trump generally buys into traditional Republican ideas and Clinton embraces Democratic principles. And perhaps nothing illustrates the contrast better than how they stand on federal government…
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