Former state Rep. Dan Severson has become the first Republican to declare a challenge to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012. Severson, a 57-year-old retired Navy pilot, served four terms in the state House before running unsuccessfully last fall for secretary of state.
A former state lawmaker is expected to become the first Republican to wage a 2012 challenge to Minnesota's popular Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. A political consultant with direct knowledge of the plans says Dan Severson will announce his candidacy Monday at the state Capitol.
A decades-old debate over a new St. Croix River bridge is drawing U.S. Sen. Al Franken to Stillwater. The Democrat from Minnesota visits the city on Saturday to meet with local officials and tour the 80-year-old lift bridge. Franken hasn't taken a position on a long-delayed proposal.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she'll introduce legislation Monday requiring the military to permanently preserve records on sexual assault cases. The Minnesota Democrat says people in the military reported more than 3,000 sexual assaults in 2009.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is proposing legislation that would ban a synthetic drug that killed one Minnesotan last week and sent 10 others to the hospital. Klobuchar says Monday that the drug called 2C-E should be illegal. Klobuchar already co-sponsored legislation that would permanently ban chemicals…
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she hopes for a "grace period" before the 2012 campaign begins, with no declared opponents and $1.6 million in the bank. GOP Chairman Tony Sutton says he expects the field to firm up in two to three months.