The Minnesota Department of Health had previously not disclosed the number of known cases and deaths at individual facilities, citing patient privacy. But it reversed course Friday after Republican Sen. Karin Housley threatened to subpoena the department for the data.
In a letter to the agency, state Sen. Karin Housley said the Senate’s Family Care and Aging Committee, which Housley chairs, has tried to learn more from the Minnesota Department of Health about the spread of COVID-19 in the state’s long-term care facilities, to little avail.
Sworn in on January 3, Smith faced a tall order: learning how to function in the Senate while gearing up for two grueling elections in three years.
The debates themselves would be familiar to anyone who has seen the candidates before — with one exception: the verbal free-for-all between Minnesota attorney general candidates Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison.
The conventional wisdom has been that Housley faces long odds in her effort to be the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota in 16 years.
In other congressional primaries, Joe Radinovich cruises to victory in the CD8 DFL primary, and Jim Hagedorn triumphs in the CD1 GOP contest.
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Smith’s attempting to walk a fine line on mining in northern Minnesota. Her critics aren’t having it.
In her endorsement speech, Housley called U.S. Sen. Tina Smith a member of the “metro area liberal elite,” and “a senator who has done nothing but stand in the way of President Trump.”
Reporter Mark Strassmann introduces America to an all-female fantasy league that includes state Sen. Karin Housley and former senate majority leader Amy Koch.
Fresh off his failed gubernatorial bid, Honor is working on several initiatives that suggest he’s holding open the possibility of another run.
Democrats trying to make hay of Karin Housley’s failure to file a statement of economic interest in race for lieutenant governor
Housley, a state senator from Stillwater, was announced as Honour’s Lt. Gov. choice at the 2014 Republican convention in Rochester.
State Sens. Dave Senjem and Carla Nelson are among a handful of Republicans who may vote “yes” on the gay-marriage bill.