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John Thompson expelled from House DFL 

Minnesota House Democrats voted to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus at a closed-door meeting Tuesday night, according to a statement. House Speaker Melissa...

Democrat John Thompson faces ethics complaint for ‘destructive’ behavior 

State Rep. John Thompson was hit with an ethics complaint for his “destructive” behavior in the Minnesota House amid mounting questions about his place...

Conservative group pulls endorsements of reps involved in Mortensen’s ouster 

A national conservative organization has pulled its endorsements of two Minnesota lawmakers for their involvement in Rep. Erik Mortensen’s departure from the New House...

Rep. Lucero sets the record straight on bill to protect girls’...

During an interview Thursday with Alpha News, state Rep. Eric Lucero responded to inaccurate claims that a bill he introduced seeks to “criminalize” transgender...

Republicans say Speaker Hortman ‘sullied’ their reputations with ‘reckless’ comments

Several Republican lawmakers said Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman “sullied” their reputations when she “recklessly” suggested to the media that they were under investigation...

State rep demands apology after ‘authoritarian’ investigation into rally attendance goes...

A review requested by House Speaker Melissa Hortman found “no actions or speech rose to the level of criminal activity” during a Jan. 6...

Two Republicans join DFL in ‘taking the pledge’ to wear masks

During a House virtual press conference Monday, Reps. Pat Garofalo and Nolan West, both Republicans, joined several DFL representatives in pledging to wear a...

DFL House rejects bill to reform peacetime emergency laws 

Republicans didn’t attempt to revoke Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 emergency powers during Thursday’s special session, but they did introduce a bill to reform peacetime...

House climate proposal calls for reducing ‘the need to drive’

A “Minnesota Climate Action Plan” released late last month by the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus calls for achieving “100 percent clean electricity on...

Jeff Backer to challenge Kurt Daudt for leadership role after GOP...

Republican Rep. Jeff Backer, who cruised to victory over his DFL challenger Tuesday night, announced his candidacy for leader of the House Republican Caucus,...