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From the column: "DFL policy seems almost engineered to keep this outflow of Minnesotans going."
From the editorial: "There is something to be said for political divide, its checks and balances not allowing one party to run roughshod over the other or over those it’s charged to serve."
From the column: "This is our moment to make a generational shift, including for clean-energy infrastructure, housing, education, health care, and transportation."
From the column: "Minnesotans have big expectations, and I’m looking forward to the work ahead during a productive legislation session to build a state that truly works better for everyone."

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From the column: "Even though Minnesota didn’t make the final cut (to host an early primary), I can tell you the process our party ran should make us all proud and optimistic about the future."
From the editorial: "Without political checks and balances, Minnesotans can call on DFLers to show restraint and to act responsibly."
Under a plan approved by a key panel of the Democratic National Committee Friday, Dec. 2, South Carolina will hold the first primary on Feb. 3. Of the states vying for the early primary spots, Michigan, another diverse Upper Midwest state, was seen as Minnesota’s strongest competitor. Michigan's primary will be on Feb. 27,
DFL Gov. Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and incoming Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee this week pledging to pass legislation to move the primary to an earlier date if national leadership picks the state.
My ancestors came to Northeastern Minnesota, worked their entire lives there, and voted for DFL and Democratic candidates.
From the editorial: "Single-party control is far from ideal — in St. Paul or in any capital. It negates the checks and balances built into our governance, which helps to ensure effective and fair rule. And it makes it easier for extremist views to run roughshod over the people and dictate policy."

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A crowd of around 100 braved the cold, snow and wind on Sunday to welcome Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates to Bemidji during a Get out the Vote tour stop.
Scott Jensen, GOP nominee for Minnesota governor, took in more money than his opponent over the last month's reporting period, but his spending still trailed significantly.
Minnesota’s 2024 presidential primary is scheduled to take place on March 5, but that could change after a key body of the Democratic National Committee meets in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday. A decision could come as early as this summer, but Minnesota Republicans would have to agree to a change.

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