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In the News

Senator Latz responds to the Commissioner Kelley confirmation vote
Senator Latz responds to the Commissioner Kelley confirmation vote

In a 33-31 vote, the confirmation of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley was not confirmed, ending his service in this role to the state of Minnesota. Senator Ron Latz, DFL-Saint Louis Park, who sit…

Minnesota Senate Adjourns Fourth Special Session
Minnesota Senate Adjourns Fourth Special Session

Today, the Minnesota State Senate adjourned the fourth special session of the year. Following adjournment, Senator Susan Kent released the following statement: “COVID-19 continues to threaten the…

Senator Frentz pleased to see BUILD grant awarded for Hwy 14
Senator Frentz pleased to see BUILD grant awarded for Hwy 14

Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) was the chief Senate author of legislation to provide funding solutions to finish the final stretch of Hwy. 14 to four lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm. The legis…

Senator Champion thanks Minneapolis police, the mayor’s office and Gov. Walz for responding quickly to the looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis
Senator Champion thanks Minneapolis police, the mayor’s office and Gov. Walz for responding quickly to the looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis

St. Paul, Minn.— Today, Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement in response to the unlawful and dangerous looting and violence in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday…

Senator Cwodzinski Statement on Senate District 48 Safe School’s Learning Plans
Senator Cwodzinski Statement on Senate District 48 Safe School’s Learning Plans

Following last week’s executive order giving local districts the final say on going back to school, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Hopkins Public Schools have all announced the adoption of a hybrid l…

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