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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Lee VandenBusch

Minimum wage pinches budgets

Published November 29, 2006

The long-standing federal minimum wage, set at $5.15 an hour almost 10 years ago, may be in line for an upgrade. Among the many changes suggested by the newly-elected Democratic Congress is a proposal...

Rabbi talks about religion, politics

Published November 20, 2006

Rabbi Michael Lerner spoke Thursday night at Ted Mann Concert Hall in a lecture that, among other things, examined the effect religion has on politics in America. Lerner, a well-known political activist...

Students take a break from campaigning

Published November 14, 2006

The end of the official campaign season marks a new beginning for some University students. Each election season, political campaigns provide students a chance for direct involvement in the political process. University...

Kahn retains seat in Minnesota House

Published November 8, 2006

Incumbent State Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, once again defeated her opponents Tuesday night, retaining her seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives for the 18th time. Kahn, 69, defeated Republican...

Pogemiller, DFL, sweeps District 59 Senate race

Published November 8, 2006

Sen. Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, easily retained his state senate seat Tuesday night, defeating opponents Rahn Workcuff and Sandra Burt with 76.04 percent of the vote with 92 percent precincts reporting. Pogemiller,...

Panel discusses blogs in politics

Published October 31, 2006

Whether it is obsessing over Facebook or reading news, the Internet is a part of everyday life for most University students. With Election Day just a week away, many students are turning to the Web for...

House candidates aim to get out the vote in St. Paul

Published October 17, 2006

For voters around the state there are two very common concerns: education and health care. Voters in the districts that include the St. Paul campus and surrounding area to the north are no different. "No...

Absentee ballots available in Minnesota

Published October 16, 2006

The state of Minnesota began mailing absentee ballots last week for the Nov. 7 general election to anyone who had already applied. People who will be absent from their precinct the day of the election...