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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 Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. There are 67 members, half as many as are in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Each Senate district in the state includes an A and B House district (e.g. Senate district 32 contains House districts 32A and 32B). The Minnesota Constitution forbids a House district to divide a Senate district. Before the 1960s, Senators were apportioned by county, resulting in the underrepresentation of those in cities. From statehood through 1972 the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota served as President of the Senate. In 1972 the voters approved a constitutional amendment that provided for the senate to elected the president from among its members effective January 1973. 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. ... 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. ... The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ... 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... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 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. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ... The Constitution of the State of Minnesota was initially approved by the residents of Minnesota Territory in a special election held on October 13, 1857, and was ratified by the United States Senate on May 11, 1858, marking the admittance of Minnesota to the Union. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ...


Members are usually elected to four year terms except when districts are redrawn after the census, when they are elected to a two year term. The state legislature is located in the Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 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. ...


Current session

Main article: Minnesota Senate 2007-2008 Session

The 2007-2008 Session, of the 85th Minnesota Legislature, first convened on January 3, 2007. The President of the Senate is James Metzen. The majority leader is Lawrence Pogemiller and the minority leader is David Senjem. The first regular session will end no later than May 21, 2007. Minnesota Senate 2007-2008 Session will start in January 2007 and will end in 2009. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 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. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Affiliation Members
  Democratic-Farmer Labor Party 44 (65.7%)
  Republican Party 23 (34.3%)
 Total
67
District Representative Party
1 LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL
2 Rod Skoe DFL
3 Tom Saxhaug DFL
4 Mary Olson DFL
5 David J. Tomassoni DFL
6 Thomas M. Bakk DFL
7 Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL
8 Tony Lourey DFL
9 Keith Langseth DFL
10 Cal Larson R
11 Bill G. Ingebrigtsen R
12 Paul Koering R
13 Joseph R. Gimse R
14 Michelle L. Fischbach R
15 Tarryl Clark DFL
16 Betsy L. Wergin R
17 Rick Olseen DFL
18 Steve Dille R
19 Amy T. Koch R
20 Gary W. Kubly DFL
21 Dennis R. Frederickson R
22 Jim Vickerman DFL
23 Kathleen J. Sheran DFL
24 Julie A. Rosen R
25 Thomas M. Neuville R
26 Dick Day R
27 Dan Sparks DFL
28 Steve Murphy DFL
29 David H. Senjem R
30 Ann Lynch DFL
31 Sharon L. Erickson Ropes DFL
32 Warren Limmer R
33 Gen Olson R
34 Julianne E. Ortman R
35 Claire A. Robling R
36 Pat Pariseau R
37 Chris Gerlach R
38 Jim Carlson DFL
39 James Metzen DFL
40 John P. Doll DFL
41 Geoff Michel R
42 David Hann R
43 Terri Bonoff DFL
44 Ron Latz DFL
45 Ann H. Rest DFL
46 Linda Scheid DFL
47 Leo T. Foley DFL
48 Michael J. Jungbauer R
49 Debbie J. Johnson R
50 Satveer Chaudhary DFL
51 Don Betzold DFL
52 Ray Vaneveer R
53 Sandy Rummel DFL
54 John Marty DFL
55 Charles W. Wiger DFL
56 Kathy L. Saltzman DFL
57 Katie Sieben DFL
58 Linda Higgins DFL
59 Lawrence Pogemiller DFL
60 D. Scott Dibble DFL
61 Linda Berglin DFL
62 Patricia Torres Ray DFL
63 Dan Larson DFL
64 Richard J. Cohen DFL
65 Sandra L. Pappas DFL
66 Ellen R. Anderson DFL
67 Mee Moua 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. ... Paul Koering (born 1965) is a Republican Minnesota state senator from the rural area of Fort Ripley, near Brainerd. ... Jim Vickerman is a Minnesota State Senator, first elected in 1986 in the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Partys firestorm that swept southwestern Minnesota during the height of the 1980s farm crisis in the Midwest. ... The current version of this biographical article or section reads like a résumé. Image:29Murphy. ... Jim Carlson (born 1947-02-17) is a legislator in the Minnesota Senate representing the 38th District. ... James P. Metzen (born October 26, 1943) is the current President of the Minnesota State Senate. ... John P. Doll (born December 3, 1961 in Minneapolis) is the State Senator for Minnesota Senate District 40, representing Burnsville and Apple Valley. ... In 2000, Satveer Chaudhary became the first Asian-Indian senator in American history. ... John Marty is a State Senator for Minnesota and a former candidate for Minnesota Governor. ... Lawrence Larry J. Pogemiller (born 1951-09-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a legislator in the Minnesota Senate representing the 59th District. ... Patricia Torres Ray (born 1964 in Pasto, Colombia) was elected to the Minnesota Senate in November, 2006. ... Mee Moua (born June 30, 1969) is a Hmong American politician and member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ...

Previous sessions

  • Minnesota Senate 2005-2006 Session
  • Minnesota Senate 2003-2004 Session
  • Minnesota Senate 2001-2002 Session

Minnesota Senate 2005-2006 Session started in January 2005 and will end in January 2007. ... The eighty-third Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 3, 2003. ... The eighty-second Minnesota Legislature first convened January 3, 2001. ...

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AP Wire | 10/13/2006 | Minnesota Senate candidates on the issues (750 words)
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Minnesota Senate: Information from Answers.com (404 words)
The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minnesota Constitution forbids a House district to divide a Senate district.
Also, State Senator Sheila Kiscaden, a former Republican who had become a member of the Independence Party of Minnesota in 2002, switched to the DFL Party in early 2006.
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