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DULUTH -- State Rep. Tom Huntley announced Tuesday that after 11 terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, he will not seek re-election. “It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the people of Duluth and Minnesota at the state Capitol,” the Democratic Farmer-Labor legislator from Duluth said in a news release. “I am humbled by this opportunity and the chance I have had to work on issues so vital to the health of our people and state.” Huntley is chairman of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Tuesday fined the Minnesota Democratic Senate campaign $100,000 for violating state campaign rules. Republicans filed a complaint alleging that various Democratic campaigns in 2012 shared photos, but were supposed to be working independently. That amounted to a violation of campaign rules, the board decided. “I’m pleased to see this matter resolved," said Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook. "We continue to maintain that our candidates and the caucus campaign committee complied with all campaign finance laws.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A 62-year-old Kimball woman was killed in a motor vehicle crash about 9 a.m. Tuesday in Meeker County. A Minnesota State Patrol report said Barbara J. Root was driving a 2004 Kia west on state Highway 24 and made a defensive move to avoid an oncoming vehicle, but collided head-on with a third vehicle, a 1995 Chevy pickup driven by Douglas J. Hughes, 50, of Litchfield. Hughes was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening. The oncoming vehicle was an eastbound 2000 Pontiac driven by Matthew B.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case about a Minnesota law that bans campaigning at the polls on election day. Conservative groups Minnesota Majority and North Star Tea Party Patriots were among those that challenged the law.
Tampa beat Minneapolis to host the third college football playoff championship game in 2017. Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff organization, said the Florida city has a good facility, but he did not mention that it also has better January weather. "Tampa Bay is a terrific destination with a beautiful stadium and a community that is committed to hosting big events in a gracious and thorough manner," Hancock said.
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PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – A woman injured in a head-on crash near here on Dec. 4 has died, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol was notified Monday that 59-year-old Brenda Cossette of Pelican Rapids died of injuries suffered in the accident. Cossette was the human resources director for the city of Fergus Falls. Cossette was a passenger in a pickup driven by her husband, Kenneth R. Cossette.
A suicidal man displayed a knife inside Hope Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Cities Mall this morning, frightening a church employee but not actually posing any threat, according to police and the pastor. The call came in shortly before 11 a.m. today. A man who knew a family member of a church staff member and was troubled came in, showing a knife, said the Rev. Paul Knight.
MELROSE, Minn. – A Minnesota state trooper is headed to the hospital after his squad car was hit by a driver while he was responding to a crash on Interstate 94 near here. Sgt. Jesse Grabow said he was responding at about 10:45 Tuesday morning to a single-car crash of a driver who had hit the median near mile post 138 near here, when another driver slammed into the back of his squad car. Grabow said he was sitting alongside the left shoulder near the median himself at the time.