One Superdelegate Uncommitted

And then there was one. Nancy Larson was become the next-to-last Minnesota superdelgate to commit to a Democratic candidate, picking Sen. Barack Obama. The Dassel Democrat said it was a tough decision, and she could support either Obama or Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, but opted for Obama because his campaign seems to be driven…
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Sertich Responds

The Capitol press corps has been a bit upset that Gov. Tim Pawlentys public schedules often do not include speeches and other events. Often, reporters hear about Pawlenty appearances by sources other than his office. So on Friday when legislative leaders held their weekly press briefings, some reporters asked if they would share their schedules.…
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Late-night House Humor

When Minnesota House floor debates stretch for hours and into the night, legislators sometimes get creative. Such was the case Thursday when Rep. Tony Cornish offered an amendment to a health-care reform bill. Following a recent report that venison donated to food shelves was found to contain lead, the Good Thunder Republican suggested fees collected…
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JOBZ Backed

If a bill arrives on Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s desk that eliminates the Job Opportunity Building Zones program, it faces a veto. The governor said that Thursday on "Hot Talk," on WDAY radio in Fargo-Moorhead. House and Senate proposals would end future enrollments in the rural economic development program that allows some new and expanding businesses…
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Shacks In Play

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a supporter of last year’s smoking ban law, remains undecided about whether to support smoking shacks. "I don’t know," the Republican governor said Thursday on WDAY radio in Fargo-Moorhead. "I would have to look at it." Minnesota representatives a week ago voted to allow bars and restaurants to build what Rep. Bud…
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