Pawlenty Names New Chief Justice

Gov. Tim Pawlenty named Eric Magnuson the next chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Go here for the full story.

Vietnam Bill Evokes Emotion

Several lawmakers spoke emotionally about the impact of the Vietnam War before the House voted 130-0 to designate March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Minnesota. Bill author Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said it’s time the state honors its Vietnam veterans. "Everyone knows the Vietnam War wasn’t popular, but it wasn’t conveyed to our veterans…
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Franken On Letterman

U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken appears on "Late Night with David Letterman" Tuesday night. Franken is no stranger to national television, having starred on "Saturday Night Live."

Vickerman Touts Agriculture

A top lawmaker on agriculture issues took to the Senate floor to announce today begins National Agriculture Week. Thursday is National Agriculture Day. Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, said Minnesota is the sixth-largest agriculture state in the country. "Minnesota agriculture helps feed the world and fuels our nation’s economy," said Vickerman, who leads a Senate agriculture…
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Koering Vents

A senator from north-central Minnesota said he is tired of state agencies undermining elected legislators such as himself. "I don’t think very much of that and I wish it would stop," fumed Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, during the Senate floor session today. The senator told colleagues he was approached by a state employee who…
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