STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Election Notebook: Gay marriage not on top of DFL list
Democrats played down any plans to allow gays to marry Wednesday, the day after they took control of the state Legislature and voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have pre... Posted on 11/7/12 at 7:21 PM
Two years ago, Republican Chip Cravaack traveled throughout Minnesota, introducing himself to voters who had sent Democratic stalwart Jim Oberstar to Washington 18 times. After upsetting Oberstar, Cravaack faces an equally tough fight this year as he attempts to prove his first win was no fluke.
U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack said he plans to introduce legislation that would end federal control of some activities on Mille Lacs Lake. After the Coast Guard determined in 2010 that Mille Lacs is a “federally navigable” body of water, anglers were forced to follow rules that Cravaack said make fishing more expensive.
Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, 67, of Crosby, Minn., represented the old 6th District from 1974 through 1980, but he said at a news conference on the state Capitol lawn that he was born and lived most of his life in northeastern Minnesota's 8th District.
Republican Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack said today that he will push to open two new precious metals mines in northeastern Minnesota as he prepares to take office after unseating 18-term Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar.
There's no love lost on the Iron Range as the Eighth District congressional seat changes hands for the first time in nearly 40 years. Outgoing Democrat Jim Oberstar and Republican Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack have not spoken since Cravaack upset the dean of the Minnesota delegation on Nov. 2.
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