Border Issues On Senators’ Minds

State senators are headed to northern Minnesota and Canada to learn about border security and economic issues as a new set of federal border-crossing regulations go into effect.Interim federal regulations require U.S. and Canadian citizens who are at least 19 years old to provide a government-issued photo ID and proof of citizenship when crossing the…
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Look For Klobuchar Endorsement

Many of Minnesota’s state and federal lawmakers backed a presidential candidate prior to Super Tuesday. Noticeably absent was an endorsement by Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.That may change soon.Klobuchar said Tuesday she decided to stay out of presidential endorsements at least until after Minnesota’s caucuses."I really felt it was important…to let the process work its…
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Early Surprise

The surprise of the night may not have been that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won the Minnesota caucuses, but that the winners were known so early. We had warned people not to expect early results, what with huge turnouts and a rather unwieldy reporting process. But the caucus interest translated into rapid return reporting.…
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Networks Lead Projections

Television networks began projecting Illinois U.S. Sen. Barack Obama Minnesotas precinct caucus victor at 9:20 p.m. That brought cheers at the carpenters union hall in St. Paul, where Democrats gathered Tuesday night. It was a half hour before The Associated Press predicted Obama would win in Minnesota. Pre-caucus polls showed New York U.S. Sen. Hillary…
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A Caucus Observation

One of Minnesotas statewide elected officials reported unusually high turnout at her caucus. State Auditor Rebecca Otto, a Democrat, said she typically expects 30 to 40 people at her caucus in rural, conservative-leaning May Township in the northeastern Twin Cities area. "We had 160," Otto said. There were lots of young people and first-time caucus-goers,…
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