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U.S. Senate Candidate Newberger Visits Northland

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Minnesota Republican candidate for the United States Senate, Jim Newberger, stopped in the Northland Thursday. The luncheon was in Hermantown at Real Closet Inc.  Newberger tells us he's a huge supporter of…

Pete Stauber's Email Controversy

DULUTH, Minn.- Tension and skepticism is high as Republican Congressional Candidate and St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber has been accused of violating a county policy, by emailing a GOP group using his…

Evers Stops in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A Democratic candidate for the governor's race in Wisconsin was in Superior tonight. Tony Evers addressed future voters at Thirsty Pagan. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction was joined by…

New Democratic Campaign Office Opens

Superior, WI- Democrats in Superior now have a new hub, which opened Wednesday. The new campaign field office is located in the same Board of Trade building on Tower, but they moved…

Pence’s Return Highlights White House’s Focus on Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is heading back to Minnesota. Minnesota Republican Party chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan announced Monday that Pence will return to Minnesota Aug. 30 and will be stopping in Bloomington for a fundraising event.…

Vermont Nominates 1st US Transgender Candidate for Governor

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor. Christine Hallquist defeated three other Democrats en route to victory in Tuesday's primary. The former CEO…

Turnout in Wisconsin Primary Highest Since 2002

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002. Based on official results, turnout in Tuesday's election was nearly 22.1 percent. That is the highest since…

Ellison Wins Minnesota’s Attorney General Nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has won Minnesota's Democratic primary for attorney general. Ellison defeated four other candidates to win Tuesday's primary days after a former girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse. Ellison denied the allegation.…

Stauber Wins GOP Nomination for Eighth District

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-Pete Stauber has won the GOP primary for the northeastern Minnesota congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Rick Nolan. Stauber, a St. Louis County Commissioner and retired Duluth police officer, defeated former Duluth School Board member Harry Robb Welty…

Vukmir Wins GOP Senate Primary in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis.-A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Leah Vukmir beat Kevin Nicholson in Tuesday's primary…

Johnson Wins GOP Primary for Minnesota Governor

ST. PAUL, Minn.-County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has beaten former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota's Republican primary for governor, derailing Pawlenty's bid to reclaim his old job. Johnson won Tuesday despite Pawlenty's enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won…

Klobuchar, Newberger To Face Off in MN Senate Race

(AP) - Minnesota state Rep. Jim Newberger has won the GOP primary to take on incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Newberger beat three other candidates Tuesday but faces an uphill battle in November against the popular Klobuchar, who is…

The Latest: Walz Wins 3-way Primary for Minnesota Governor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor. Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesday's primary.…