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Daudt and Peppin elected Minnesota House leaders — Republicans have chosen Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Current and incoming members of the House Republican caucus elected Daudt, the current minority leader, in a closed meeting at the State Office Building. They also elected Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, to be the next majority leader.

Cornish ponders Walz challenge in 2016 — State Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, says he's thinking about challenging DFL Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish said he's talking to people about a possible run early with the hope of building a solid campaign. "I don't want to have an ineffective campaign and raise a few dollars and put out a minimal effort," Cornish said.

Three candidates want to be GOP House Speaker — There are three candidates running to become the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Republicans will meet privately tomorrow in to elect the people they will put up as leaders once the next legislative session starts in January. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, former Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, and Rep.

With divided government, Dayton and GOP say they're willing to meet halfway — Election 2014 Full coverage and comprehensive results After two years of Democratic control Minnesota is about to return to divided government. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, won a second term on Tuesday, but Republicans regained control of the Minnesota House.

House Republicans will meet Friday to elect leaders — Republicans who won control of the Minnesota House in Tuesday's election, will meet on Friday to elect a new speaker of the house and majority leader. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says he's seeking the position of speaker. Former House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, has also been mentioned as a candidate for speaker.

The race for governor: Different visions, few specifics — Live blog Election 2014 news as it happens Minnesota voters are deciding today whether to give Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term, or whether to allow his Republican challenger, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, a chance to reverse course.

DFLers rally voters on Iron Range as campaign time runs out — Democrats make last-minute pitches to voters in the not-as-blue-as-it-used-to-be 8th Congressional District.

Cheat sheet: Minnesota House races to watch — The candidates for Minnesota House will be spending the weekend before Election Day knocking on doors, making phone calls and handing out campaign flyers. Officials with both parties say the race for control of the House is a toss-up. Democrats currently control the House and are working to build a firewall around about 20 seats.

Severson says his campaign website was hacked — Republican secretary of state candidate Dan Severson says his campaign website was hacked on Wednesday night. He said technology experts told him the problem came from an outside group that they have not yet identified. But Severson says the timing of the incident raises questions about whether there was a political motivation behind the crash.

Johnson details plan for state audit if elected governor — Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson is adding a few more specifics to his plan to hire an outside auditor to examine the effectiveness of state programs. Election 2014: Full coverage | Select a Candidate | Find your polling place | Daily politics newsletter | Capitol View An auditor should be able to go through each state program and determine whether it's fulfilling the task it was created to do, said Johnson, adding the audit would likely cost several million dollars in taxpayer money.
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Nov 21, 2014

RT @MPRnews: Obama's immigration announcement met with relief, disappointment in Minneapolis.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jgrovum: Hey, Minnesota: Your state's racial and economic health disparities (which are awful) are under the microscope here.…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SasBea: In the fine #mnleg tradition of Jobs, Hogs & Frogs, we now have Rocks, Docks & Glocks! #committees

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ChadPergram: Capitol Christmas Tree from MN to arrive this morning.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @timpugmire: Transportation talk on Dayton’s lunch menu | Capitol View | Minnesota Public Radio News

Nov 20, 2014

RT @edunbarMPR: Even w/ current renewable laws, MN would likely only reduce emissions by 3 pct by 2030. Target is more than a third.…

Nov 18, 2014

RT @gspphoto: Missing one of the kindest, funniest and finest guys around, Jim Ragsdale.

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