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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Farmer-Labor Party
The first modern Farmer–Labor Party in the United States emerged in Minnesota in 1918. Economic dislocation caused by American entry into World War I put agricultural prices and workers' wages into imbalance with rapidly escalating retail prices during the war years, and farmers and workers sought to make common cause in the political sphere to redress their grievances. - Source: Wikipedia
Winston "Win" Borden, a Minnesota state senator who pushed for environmental causes in the 1970s but was later convicted for failing to file tax returns after his fish-farming business collapsed, has died. He was 70.
The Minnesota Legislature became the 12th to pass gay marriage Monday, leaving just a handful of states that have yet to act definitively on the issue.
President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Virginia, 50 percent to 45 percent -- down from an 8-point lead he held in early July, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.
With Minnesota's state government closed for business, the focus shifted Friday to who's to blame.
A Democratic governor who sought to raise taxes on the wealthiest residents bumped heads with a Republican-controlled legislature, and their protracted budget impasse shut down state government just after midnight on Friday.
How big a year was it for Minnesota's Republicans? Let's just say that if Ronald Reagan had been on the ballot Tuesday, he might have finally carried the state.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Bush pledged yesterday to cut red tape that could delay rebuilding a bridge that now lies crumbled in muddy water.