ST. PAUL -- On Monday morning former Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan announced she is running for her late husband's seat in the First Congressional District in southern Minnesota.

Her husband, Jim Hagedorn, died earlier this year after battling cancer.

Olson also gave us an update on the Minneapolis teachers' strike, which is entering its second week.

We also talked about the looming deadline of Tuesday for the Minnesota State Lawmakers to replenish the Unemployment Insurance Trust.

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And, another Democratic challenger for Representative Ilahn Omar this fall in the Fifth Congressional District.

Political Analyst Blois Olson is on the News @ Noon Show on WJON on Mondays at 12:20 p.m. You can follow Olson on Twitter.

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