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Mirroring a nationwide trend of U.S. House seats flipping from Republicans to Democrats, Angie Craig ousted Rep. Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district with a 5 percent margin. The victory marks the first time in 18 years that a Democrat has been elected to represent the district. It also signifies a key victory for Democrats across the country, who have been campaigning to flip at least 23 U.S. House seats to regain party majority.
A record amount of outside spending has flowed into U.S. House races in Minnesota, including the 2nd Congressional District.
In a review of five months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis' nationally broadcast radio show, CNN has found he at one point questioned the validity of trauma caused by sexual harassment. At the time, Lewis was discussing the recent sexual harassment allegations against the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, according to CNN. By Nov. 8, 2011, four women had claimed they had been verbally or physically sexually harassed by Cain, the Washington Post reported at the time. Cain denied these allegations and was never criminally charged.
Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District race has garnered national attention as one of the most competitive midterm elections. The election is a rematch between democrat Angie Craig and first-term incumbent Rep. Jason Lewis, a republican who won the open seat in 2016 by 2 percentage points. The district is considered a “battleground,” with both parties hoping to snag it as they seek majority of the U.S. House.
After spending about two decades in the medical device industry, Angie Craig says she can bring a fresh perspective and expertise to the nation’s health care reform movement.
Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis spoke with RiverTown Multimedia about key issues, including health care, school safety and climate change. In this year’s rematch against his opponent from 2016, democrat Angie Craig, Lewis’s key campaign topics include support for technical skills training for high school students, expanding Republicans’ tax reform efforts and pledging to be an independent voice for Minnesota, pointing to his work on bipartisan bills.
As she enters her fourth season with the Hastings Arts Center, owner Sarah Lockwood says her organization has expanded its offerings beyond the niche she thought it would fill.
Nancy Turner was driving when she remembered: the national contest she had entered was about to announce results. She pulled into a nearby parking lot, where she read the good news from her cellphone: her Hastings-based shelter This Old Horse had just won a total of $16,000 from two awards from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "I was shocked," she said. "It's so delightful. Sixteen-thousand dollars. That doesn't happen every day."
The Minnesota-based arena rock tribute band Hairball prides itself on near-identical portrayals of icons like Alice Cooper. So when a white vocalist appeared wearing dark makeup to play Prince's "Purple Rain" to a crowd of 7,500 at the Minnesota State Fair recently, it was business as usual, said their manager Mike Findling. "They wear makeup on KISS. They wear makeup on Alice Cooper. They wear makeup on Prince," Findling said, adding that he didn't consider the powder vocalist Kris Vox wore to look black to be blackface. "How would we do it in any other way?"
FARMINGTON — This year’s graduating class at Farmington High School was among the last to have students born in the 20th century. It also had seven pairs of twins, remarked Student Council President Josh Wilson. “Lastly, our class was so bad that Mr. Berg has to leave as principal next year,” he joked at the school’s graduation ceremony. “Just kidding, Mr. Berg.”