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December 15, 2018
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (left) shakes hands with Central Lakes College instructor Steve Wenzel. Wenzel is a former 30-year veteran of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Submitted photo
Split government has saved Minnesota from gerrymandering before. It may do so again.
December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
December 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: Another run for Klobuchar
December 10, 2018 - 2:30am
December 7, 2018
Josh Heintzeman
Heintzeman goes higher: Nisswa lawmaker joins GOP leadership in St. Paul
December 7, 2018 - 5:00am
November 12, 2018
Dust settled and with the 2018 midterms in the books, Minnesota Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan sees Republican chances improving in 2020 when President Donald Trump returns to the ballot. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Midterm aftermath: State GOP chair talks 2018 election, eyes 2020 races
November 12, 2018 - 11:00am
November 11, 2018
Pete Stauber
8th District red for now — or forever? Redrawn districts in 2022 could upend trend
November 11, 2018 - 6:00am
November 8, 2018
Voters stand in line Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church  in Baxter. According to head election judge Darlene Swedin, the precinct, P-1E, was processing two voters every minute. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
State goes blue, area swings red
November 8, 2018 - 3:00am
November 7, 2018
Josh Heintzeman
Heintzeman garners 3rd term in resounding victory over Menk
November 7, 2018 - 8:30am
October 30, 2018
The subject of a forum at CLC's Chalberg Theatre, candidates for  Minnesota House of Representatives included DFLer Alex Hering (left) and Republican John Poston for District 9A, Republican Josh Heintzeman and DFLer Dale Menk for District 10A, Republican Dale Lueck and DFLer Phil Yetzer for District 10B.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch.play button
Local state rep candidates spar over partisan lines in CLC forum
October 30, 2018 - 3:00am
October 28, 2018
Joe Radinovich, DFL candidate for District 8 U.S. House of Representatives.
Unraveling the 8th District MPR debate: Fast pace finds candidates squabbling
October 28, 2018 - 10:00pm
October 20, 2018
Pete Stauber
'All the tools they need': Data drives Republicans in 8th District race
October 20, 2018 - 6:52pm
October 18, 2018
Republican state attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow (center) poses with supporters in a Republican rally Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Brainerd Industrial Center. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Wardlow envisions neutral, nonpartisan role in state AG bid
October 18, 2018 - 11:00am
October 8, 2018
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10B -- DFL challenger Phil Yetzer of Fairfield Township and State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10B candidates wrangle over health care
October 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10A -- State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and DFL challenger Dale Menk -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10A candidates argue their cases
October 8, 2018 - 7:00am
October 3, 2018
Keith Ellison speaks in Minneapolis on Aug. 17, 2018. His campaign event in Itasca County was canceled due to safety concerns sparked by a potential protest from an alt-right group. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Itasca County DFL cites 'safety' in canceling Ellison event
October 3, 2018 - 7:56pm
September 26, 2018
8th District candidates, from left, Joe Radinovich, Ray "Skip" Sandman and Pete Stauber wave to the crowd at the conclusion of the forum Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Duluth. Bob King / Forum News Service
Issues, not scandal, dominate 8th District forum
September 26, 2018 - 8:11pm
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