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Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Minnesota. ... Minnesota is known for a politically active citizenry, with populism being a longstanding force among the states political parties. ...


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The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. There are 134 members elected to two-year terms, twice the number of members in the Minnesota Senate. Each senate district is divided in half and given the suffix A or B (i.e. House district 32B is geographically within Senate district 32). The state legislature is located in the Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota 1858-1860 William Holcombe Dem 1860-1863 Ignatius Donnelly Dem 1863-1864 Henry Adoniram Swift Rep 1864-1866 Charles D. Sherwood Rep 1866-1870 Thomas H. Armstrong Rep 1870-1874 William H. Yale Rep 1874-1876 Alphonso Barto Rep 1876-1880 James B. Wakefield Rep 1880... Carol Molnau (born 1949) is the 46th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, and also serves as head of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lori Swanson is the Attorney-General-elect of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Minnesotas secretaries of state Territory Charles K. Smith 1849-1851 Alexander Wilkin 1851-1853 Joseph T. Rosser 1853-1857 Charles L. Chase 1857-1858 State Francis Baasen 1858-1860 James H. Baker 1860-1862 David Blakeley 1862-1868 Henry C. Rogers 1868-1870 Hans Mattson 1870-1872 Samuel P... Mark Ritchie (born 1951) was elected to be the 21st Minnesota Secretary of State on November 7, 2006. ... Minnesota state Auditor Territory 1849-1852 Jonathan E. McKusick 1852-1853 Abraham Van Vorhees 1853-1854 Scorates Nelson 1854-1858 Julius Georgii State 1858-1861 William F. Dunbar 1861-1873 Charles McIlrath 1873-1882 Orlan P. Whitcomb 1882-1891 William W. Braden 1891-1895 Adolph Biermann 1895-1903 Robert C... Rebecca Otto (born July 9, 1963) is the current Democratic-endorsed candidate for Minnesota State Auditor. ... Minnesota Territorial and State Treasurers A 1998 constitutional amendment abolished the Office of the State Treasurer effective January 6, 2003. ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. ... James P. Metzen (born October 26, 1943) is the current President of the Minnesota State Senate. ... Lawrence Larry J. Pogemiller (born 1951-09-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a legislator in the Minnesota Senate representing the 59th District. ... David Dave H. Senjem (born 1942-12-20 in Austin, Minnesota) is a legislator in the Minnesota Senate representing the 29th District. ... Margaret Anderson Kelliher is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... Anthony Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) is a Minnesota politician representing the Iron Range in the Minnesota House. ... Marty Seifert is the current Republican Minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present political parties in the... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... The Green Party of Minnesota is a political party with liberal and environmental policies. ... The Independence Party of Minnesota (often abbreviated MNIP, IP or IPM), formerly the Reform Party of Minnesota, is the third largest political party in Minnesota, behind the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and Republican Party. ... The following is a list of Minnesotas political parties: Current major parties Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Independence Party of Minnesota Republican Party of Minnesota Green Party of Minnesota Other current state parties Constitution Party of Minnesota Historic parties (now defunct or disbanded) Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party Categories: Lists... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... List of Minnesota counties: Minnesota counties Aitkin County Anoka County Becker County Beltrami County Benton County Big Stone County Blue Earth County Brown County Carlton County Carver County Cass County Chippewa County Chisago County Clay County Clearwater County Cook County Cottonwood County Crow Wing County Dakota County Dodge County Douglas... This article describes the government of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced KLOH-buh-shar) (born May 25, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman, Jr. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Timothy Walz (born April 6, 1964) is an American politician. ... John Paul Kline (born September 6, 1947 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. ... James M. Ramstad (born May 6, 1946) is a United States politician from the state of Minnesota. ... Betty C. McCollum (born July 12, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). ... Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the vacant seat for Minnesotas 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, one of eight congressional districts... Michele Bachmann (born Michele Amble on April 6, 1956) is the Republican Representative of Minnesotas 6th congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. ... Collin Clark Peterson (born June 29, 1944), is an American politician. ... James Louis Oberstar, usually known as Jim Oberstar (born September 10, 1934), is a United States politician. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. ... Minnesota State Capitol at Night The Minnesota State Capitol is located in Minnesotas capital city, Saint Paul, and houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Governor. ... Nickname: Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. ...


Following the 2004 election, a significant Republican majority of 81–53 was reduced to 68–66. In 2006, the tide turned even further, with Democrats gaining an 85-49 majority. Presidential election results map. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ...


The House leadership for the 2007 – 2008 session includes Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis), Majority Leader Anthony "Tony" Sertich (DFL-Chisholm), and Minority Leader Marty Seifert (R-Marshall). It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... Margaret Anderson Kelliher is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... Nickname: Motto: En Avant (French: Forward) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota Coordinates: , Country United States State Minnesota Counties Hennepin Government  - Mayor R.T. Rybak (DFL) Area  - City 58. ... Anthony Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) is a Minnesota politician representing the Iron Range in the Minnesota House. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... Chisholm is a city located in St. ... Marty Seifert is the current Republican Minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... Marshall is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. ...

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Current session

Main article: Minnesota House of Representatives 2007-2008 Session

On November 7, 2006 the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) gained a majority for the first time in eight years, and elected Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis) as Speaker of the House. The Majority Leader is Anthony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) and the Minority Leader is Marty Seifert (R-Marshall). Additional key leaders include Reps. Loren Solberg, Lyn Carlson, Joe Atkins, Mindy Greiling, and Tom Rukavina. The 2007-2008 Minnesota House of Representatives session will start in January 2007 and will run until January 2008. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Margaret Anderson Kelliher is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Anthony Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) is a Minnesota politician representing the Iron Range in the Minnesota House. ... Chisholm is a city located in St. ... Marty Seifert is the current Republican Minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... Marshall is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. ... State Representative Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota was first elected in 2002. ... Mindy Greiling is a DFL Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 54A, which contains part or all of Roseville, St. ... Tom Rukavina was born in August 1950. ...

Affiliation Members
Democratic-Farmer-Labor 85 (64.2%)
Republican Party 49 (35.8%)
 Total
134
District Name Party
1A Dave Olin DFL
1B Bernard Lieder DFL
2A Kent Eken DFL
2B Brita Sailer DFL
3A Tom Anzelc DFL
3B Loren Solberg DFL
4A Frank Moe DFL
4B Larry Howes Rep
5A Tom Rukavina DFL
5B Anthony Sertich DFL
6A David Dill DFL
6B Mary Murphy DFL
7A Thomas Huntley DFL
7B Mike Jaros DFL
8A Bill Hilty DFL
8B Tim Faust DFL
9A Morrie Lanning Rep
9B Paul Marquart DFL
10A Bud Nornes Rep
10B Dean Simpson Rep
11A Torrey Westrom Rep
11B Mary Ellen Otremba DFL
12A John Ward DFL
12B Al Doty DFL
13A Bud Heidgerken Rep
13B Al Juhnke DFL
14A Dan Severson Rep
14B Larry Hosch DFL
15A Steve Gottwalt Rep
15B Larry Haws DFL
16A Sondra Erickson Rep
16B Mark Olson Rep
17A Rob Eastlund Rep
17B Jeremy Kalin DFL
18A Ron Shimanski Rep
18B Dean Urdahl Rep
19A Bruce Anderson Rep
19B Tom Emmer Rep
20A Aaron Peterson DFL
20B Lyle Koenen DFL
21A Marty Seifert Rep
21B Brad Finstad Rep
22A Doug Magnus Rep
22B Rod Hamilton Rep
23A Terry Morrow DFL
23B Kathy Brynaert DFL
24A Bob Gunther Rep
24B Tony Cornish Rep
25A Laura Brod Rep
25B David Bly DFL
26A Connie Ruth Rep
26B Patti Fritz DFL
27A Robin Brown DFL
27B Jeanne Poppe DFL
28A Sandy Wollschlager DFL
28B Vacant
29A Randy Demmer Rep
29B Kim Norton DFL
30A Tina Liebling DFL
30B Andy Welti DFL
31A Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL
31B Ken Tschumpher DFL
32A Joyce Peppin Rep
32B Kurt Zellers Rep
33A Steve Smith Rep
33B John Berns Rep
34A Paul Kohls Rep
34B Joe Hoppe Rep
35A Michael Beard Rep
35B Mark Buesgens Rep
36A Mary Liz Holberg Rep
36B Pat Garofalo Rep
37A Shelley Madore DFL
37B Dennis Ozment Rep
38A Sandra Masin DFL
38B Lynn Wardlow Rep
39A Rick Hansen DFL
39B Joe Atkins DFL
40A Will Morgan DFL
40B Ann Lenczewski DFL
41A Ron Erhardt Rep
41B Neil W. Peterson Rep
42A Maria Ruud DFL
42B Erik Paulsen Rep
43A Sarah Anderson Rep
43B John Benson DFL
44A Steve Simon DFL
44B Ryan Winler DFL
45A Sandra Peterson DFL
45B Lyndon Carlson DFL
46A Michael Nelson DFL
46B Debra Hilstrom DFL
47A Denise Dittrich DFL
47B Melissa Hortman DFL
48A Tom Hackbarth Rep
48B Jim Abeler Rep
49A Chris DeLaForest Rep
49B Kathy Tingelstad Rep
50A Carolyn Laine DFL
50B Kate Knuth DFL
51A Scott Kranz DFL
51B Tom Tillberry DFL
52A Bob Dettmer Rep
52B Matt Dean Rep
53A Paul Gardner DFL
53B Carol McFarlane Rep
54A Mindy Greiling DFL
54B Bev Scalze DFL
55A Leon Lillie DFL
55B Nora Slawik DFL
56A Julie Bunn DFL
56B Marsha Swails DFL
57A Karla Bingham DFL
57B Denny McNamara Rep
58A Joe Mullery DFL
58B Augustine Willie Dominguez DFL
59A Diane Loeffler DFL
59B Phyllis Kahn DFL
60A Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL
60B Frank Hornstein DFL
61A Karen Clark DFL
61B Neva Walker DFL
62A Jim Davnie DFL
62B Jean Wagenius DFL
63A Paul Thissen DFL
63B Linda Slocum DFL
64A Erin Murphy DFL
64B Michael Paymar DFL
65A Cy Thao DFL
65B Carlos Mariani DFL
66A John Lesch DFL
66B Alice Hausman DFL
67A Tim Mahoney DFL
67B Sheldon Johnson DFL

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... Tom Rukavina was born in August 1950. ... Anthony Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) is a Minnesota politician representing the Iron Range in the Minnesota House. ... Torrey Westrom (R-MN) is the state representative for Minnesota District 11A. First elected in 1996, he was the first blind person elected to public office. ... Alan Floyd Doty (b. ... Aaron Peterson is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in District 20A. He was first elected in 2002. ... Marty Seifert is the current Republican Minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... Morrow campaigning at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2006 election This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... David Bly is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 25B [1], which includes Northfield, Belle Plaine, Lonsdale, Nerstrand, Dundas, and several other townships. ... Tina Liebling is a Minnesota politician and attorney. ... Andy Welti is a DFL state representative from District 30B in Minnesota. ... W. Joe Hoppe (born Dec. ... Mary Liz Holberg is the Representative for Minnesota House district 36A, which encompases most of the city of Lakeville. ... State Representative Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota was first elected in 2002. ... Will Morgan is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. ... Maria Ruud is a Minnesota State Representative for district 42A. She was elected for a first time in 2004 beating out incumbent Peter Adolphson, winning by only a small margin of votes. ... Denise R. Dittrich (pronounced DEE-trick) is an American politician in Minnesota. ... Melissa Hortman is an American politician in Minnesota. ... Kathy Tingelstad is an American politician currently representing district 49B in the Minnesota Legislature as a Republican. ... Kate Knuth (b. ... Matt Dean is an American politician in Minnesota. ... Paul Gardner is a Minnesota DFL state representative from District 53A in Minnesota. ... Mindy Greiling is a DFL Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 54A, which contains part or all of Roseville, St. ... Marsha Swails is a U.S. politician of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party representing Minnesotas district 56B for the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... Phyllis Kahn is a retired professor of Biophysics and a DFL Representative in the Minnesota State Legislature for District 59B. Educated at Cornell (B.A. in Physics), Yale (Ph. ... Margaret Anderson Kelliher is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... Paul Thissen serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives representing south Minneapolis and Richfield. ... Cy Thao is a Laotioan-born Hmong American state representative (DFL) in Minnesota. ... Sheldon Johnson is an American politician in Minnesota. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Steve Sviggum is the current Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Previous sessions

  • Minnesota House of Representatives 2005-2006 Session
  • Minnesota House of Representatives 2003-2004 Session

The eighty-fourth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 4, 2005. ... The eighty-third Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 3, 2003. ...

See also

Speakers of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1858-1859 George Bradley, R 1859-1861 Amos Coggswell, R/D 1861-1863 Jared Benson, R 1863-1864 Charles Sherwood, R 1864-1865 Jared Benson, R 1865-1866 Thomas H. Armstrong, R 1866-1867 James B. Wakefield,R 1867-1869 John Q. Farmer...

External link

  • House website

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The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature.
House district 32B is geographically within Senate district 32).
The House leadership for the 2003–2004 session included Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon), Majority Leader Erik Paulsen (R-Eden Prairie), and Minority Leader Matt Entenza (DFL-Saint Paul).
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The Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday on a bipartisan vote of 76 to 57 that would allow Minnesotans to vote on a constitutional amendment in the November 2002 General Election giving them the right to initiative and referendum ballot reform.
Initiative and referendum would allow Minnesota citizens to propose laws or repeal existing laws by collecting signatures on a statewide petition.
"Representative democracy works well in Minnesota, but there is a time for people to take it upon themselves to use this additional mechanism of self-governance," said State Representative Erik Paulsen (R-Eden Prairie), author of House File 643.
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