Rosen’s Bull Bucks In Vegas

State Sen. Julie Rosen, a potential governor candidate, had something other than politics on her mind this weekend. A bull the Fairmont Republican co-owns was one of the biggest stars at the Professional Bull Riders championship in Las Vegas. Smackdown has been one of the PBR’s top bulls for a couple of years, and he…
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MNsure Travels To Answer Questions

By Don Davis Minnesotans have heard a lot about the state’s new insurance marketplace known as MNsure since it opened Oct. 1, but they still have plenty of questions. For instance, 50 people at a meeting Thursday night in Woodbury about MNsure asked Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov questions ranging from whether people can buy insurance…
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Stadium Price Report Coming As Officials Woo Major Sports Events

By Don Davis Minnesota stadium officials will get a better idea of what will fit into a new Vikings stadium next week even as stadium and team officials try to lure major sports events even before ground is broken. Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority told a legislative committee Thursday that Mortenson…
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Shutdown Over, Farm Bill Up Next

By Don Davis President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding. The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global positioning system screens and equipment monitors. Like that…
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Notebook: Klobuchar, 13 Others Push Bipartisan Shutdown Relief

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rose to become one of the most sought-after political talking heads in recent weeks.