At The Capitol

Republican Barb Sutter is challenging incumbent DFL Rep. Paul Rosenthal in District 49B to be elected to a two-year term on Nov. 4. District 49B includes parts of Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Minnetonka. Paul Rosenthal City of residence: Edina Age: 54 Family: Wife Liz; sons Eddy and Jack Education: Bachelor of Arts, New York [...]

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The State House District 48A election, which includes northern Eden Prairie and southern Minnetonka, is between two candidates: incumbent Democrat Yvonne Selcer and Republican and former house representative Kirk Stensrud. Selcer is running for her second term and Stensrud held the position from 2011-13. The two candidates are running to fill the one State House [...]

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Hopkins City council member Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins) will face off against Bryan P. Bjornson (GOP-Hopkins) for Minnesota House District 46B. Bjornson ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992 as a Minneapolis resident. House District 46B incumbent Rep. Steve Simon (DFL-St. Louis Park) has bowed out to run for Minnesota Secretary of State. Bryan [...]

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Two newcomers face off for the seat left vacant by the retired Rep. John Benson (DFL-Minnetonka) in Minnesota House District 44B, which includes parts of Plymouth, Minnetonka and Woodland. Ryan Rutzick (GOP-Minnetonka) faces off against Jon Applebaum (DFL-Minnetonka), who was victorious in the Aug. 5 DFL primary, narrowly defeating Minnetonka City Council member Tony Wagner [...]

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House Elections Committee Chair Steve Simon (DFL–Hopkins) released a statement after the Minnesota Senate approved his bill establishing online voter registration as a permanent option for eligible Minnesota voters. “I’m proud that legislative action brought this commonsense reform back to life after the recent court decision effectively ended it,” Simon said. “The result is greater [...]

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State would contribute $3.75 million if proposal makes the cut The Minnesota Legislature will consider the 2014 Capital Investment Bill as part of its current session. Every two years, the Legislature debates this piece of legislation, known commonly as the “bonding bill,” that contains projects for which the state will sell bonds. This year, Gov. [...]

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