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PEGGY FLANAGAN

Peggy Flanagan condemned lieutenant governor candidate Matt Birk’s statements at an anti-abortion group’s gathering in Georgia following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24. Birk and running mate Scott Jensen called the news conference a distraction from issues like cost of living and crime.
Festivities for the 74th Governor’s Fishing Opener were held in Cass Lake and on Lake Winnibigoshish in Leech Lake Nation.
Housing experts explained the importance of culturally appropriate housing and wraparound services at shelters during a roundtable discussion Thursday in Duluth.
The Minnesota Department of Health had zero deaths to report on Monday as officials did not process death data on Veterans Day. The state will resume reporting deaths Tuesday.

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Law requires each state agency to designate a liaison to work with tribes, as well as tribal-state relations training for those liaisons and other leaders in the state's workforce.
The president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association said the appointment will for the first time mean American Indians are represented at every level of the state's judiciary.
Flanagan says she tested positive for the virus after caring for her 8-year-old daughter Siobhan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor leaders on Tuesday touted their work on mitigating COVID-19, boosting funding to schools and improving equity in the state.
Gwen Nell Westerman has taught English at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1992. A citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe, she is an award-winning and nationally published writer who focuses her work on Dakota history and language.
The visit to the HAFA farm was part of the Minnesota tour which U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been on this week.

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order restricting conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ minors, but urged the politically divided Legislature to pass an outright ban into law.
Demonstrators urged President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz to listen to Indigenous nations in northern Minnesota who are opposed to the pipeline, which would cross near reservation land and through waterways.
Lawmakers will weigh the creation of a new state office as they put together a two-year state budget.

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