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Minnesota Senate

December 15, 2016
Soon-to-be GOP Representative Matt Bliss responds to a question during the "Lunch with our Legislators" event on Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A committed team at the Capitol: Newly elected legislators promise to work together
December 15, 2016 - 8:13pm
November 19, 2016
A legislative learning curve: New state representatives are preparing for first session
November 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 9, 2016
Utke defeats incumbent Skoe in Senate 2 race
November 9, 2016 - 7:34pm
Eichorn defeats Saxhaug in race for Senate District 5
November 9, 2016 - 7:33pm
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats incumbent Saxhaug in Senate District 5
November 9, 2016 - 9:21am
UPDATED: Utke defeats Skoe in Senate District 2
November 9, 2016 - 9:02am
October 5, 2016
The Citizens for an Informed Electorate sponsored a candidate forum for Senate District 5 and 5A on Wednesday evening at Bemidji City Hall. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A spotlight on District 5: Candidates for Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives discuss policy positions at forum
October 5, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 28, 2016
Pictured from left to right are State Senate District 2 candidates Paul Utke and Rod Skoe listen to House District 2A candidate Jerry Loud Wednesday during a Red Lake Political Education Committee candidate fair held at Red Lake Tribal College. (Maggi Stivers/Bemidji Pioneer)
ELECTION: Campaign trail goes through Red Lake
September 28, 2016 - 8:58pm
August 10, 2016
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats Pederson in District 5 primary
August 10, 2016 - 10:51am
June 9, 2016
Karen Snorek, BSU vice president for finance and administration, explains updates needed in Hagg-Sauer Hall to Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, Thursday during a tour of the building. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is seeking funds from the state Legislature on behalf of Bemidji State University to demolish Hagg-Sauer Hall and replace it with a smaller classroom-focused Hagg-Sauer Academic Learning Center. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) play button
LEGISLATURE: The waiting game: Saxhaug tours Hagg-Sauer at BSU with school officials hopeful for a special session to replace building (W/ VIDEO)
June 9, 2016 - 7:51pm
June 8, 2016
ELECTION: Pederson running for GOP nom in District 5
June 8, 2016 - 6:03pm
May 27, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Senate Minority Leader hopes for special session in next two weeks
May 27, 2016 - 4:41pm
April 9, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Paul Bunyan Expressway Chairman speaks with Senators
April 9, 2016 - 6:18pm
April 6, 2016
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, left, meets with city representatives Michael Meehlhause, Nate Mathews and Rita Albrecht on Wednesday during Bemidji Day at the Capitol. (Matthew Liedke | Bemidji Pioneer)
A sea of red (and black): Dressed in plaid, Bemidji leaders meet with legislators for Day at the Capitol
April 6, 2016 - 7:06pm
March 28, 2016
ELECTION: GOP picks District 2 roster: Two newcomers, incumbent will be on the ballot for Republicans
March 28, 2016 - 9:57pm