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February 16, 2019
The Eggs & Issues panel featured state Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa (left, state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, state Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, state Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point and state Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Eggs & Issues forum participants talk scrambled politics in St. Paul
February 16, 2019 - 9:00am
February 14, 2019
Dale Lueck
Ruud, Lueck make push to slash taxes on charitable gambling
February 14, 2019 - 9:00am
February 13, 2019
Jason Rarick
Republicans add to slim margin in Minnesota Senate with special election victor sworn in
February 13, 2019 - 7:20pm
Governor Tim Walz. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Lakes area politicos blast Walz decision to appeal Enbridge Line 3
February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
February 5, 2019
Jason Rarick
Minnesota Senate Republicans double one-seat majority in special election
February 5, 2019 - 10:43pm
January 21, 2019
North Memorial helicopter lifts off the scene of a traffic crash on County Highway 3 north of Brainerd in January of 2015. Macy Kujava and her daughter, Spohie were seriously injured in the crash.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
After 3 years in the state Legislature, will 'Macy's Law' become a reality?
January 21, 2019 - 9:25pm
January 18, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud introduces bill to protect Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund
January 18, 2019 - 5:00am
December 28, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, was first elected majority leader by his peers in 2016 and was re-elected following November’s election, in which only one Senate seat was on the ballot. Dave Orrick / Pioneer Press
Gazelka to lead only part of Minn. Capitol not controlled by DFL
December 28, 2018 - 6:36pm
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 1, 2018
Governor-Elect Tim Walz has come out in support of legal recreational cannabis in the state of Minnesota. With medical marijuana legal in 33 states and recreational pot legal in 10, it may seem only a matter of time, but the issue could lead to a power struggle in Minnesota's split Legislature. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Will Minnesota become the next state to legalize weed?
December 1, 2018 - 9:00am
November 30, 2018
Ruud receives tops marks from NFIB for small business record
November 30, 2018 - 9:30am
November 25, 2018
Newly re-elected to a second term as Minnesota Senate majority leader, Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, will have to navigate a host of negotiations to govern a state with the only split Legislature in the nation. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Gazelka eyes forging partnerships, negotiations in split state Legislature
November 25, 2018 - 5:00am
November 8, 2018
MN Republicans re-elect Gazelka as senate majority leader
November 8, 2018 - 4:24pm
March 22, 2018
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud named Nature Conservancy's 2017 Government Relations Award recipient
March 22, 2018 - 11:30am
January 17, 2018
Former Minnesota state representative John Persell asks a question on Wednesday during a meeting of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation about the proposed Northern Minnesota Veterans Home. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 5:26pm