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Full house in race for Maye Quade’s seat

Matthew Swenson announces campaign in House 57A Matthew Swenson officially declared his candidacy for the 57A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Swenson is a resident of Apple Valley and has a professional background in education. He said in a press release that he decided to run for office as a Libertarian to offer

2018-07-16T10:01:16+00:00 July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Minnesota elections: Why we must open the gate to minor parties

“Nothing flatters vanity, nor confirms obstinacy in Kings more than repeated petitioning, and nothing has contributed more than that to make the King absolute.” — Thomas Paine It is high time we modernize election law in Minnesota. Statute 200.20.subd.7 states that a minor political party must achieve 5 percent of the statewide vote in the

2018-07-11T16:14:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Mankato’s Heather Biedermann Elected Libertarian National Delegate

MANKATO, MINN. — Heather Biedermann of Mankato was among 19 Minnesotans elected as a national delegate following the Libertarian Party of Minnesota state convention held in Maple Grove on April 14. This will be the first time Biedermann has served as a Minnesota delegate and her first convention. A recent member of the Libertarian Party,

2018-07-11T16:28:37+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Cosmos resident elected Libertarian national delegate

Jill Galvan of Cosmos is among 19 Minnesotans elected as a national delegate at the Libertarian Party of Minnesota State Convention April 14 in Maple Grove. This is the first time Galvan has served as a Minnesota delegate. According to a press release, she is a leader for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, and intends to

2018-07-11T16:18:25+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Civil Asset Forfeiture

By Mark Deardorff Examples of Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF) DA seizes a grandmother’s house when her grandson consummates a marijuana purchase by telephone from his bedroom. In Volusia County, Florida, police stop motorists going south on I-95 and seize any cash they are carrying more than $100, reasoning that bringing that much cash meant

2018-03-20T23:23:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Registration is open for an action-packed 2016 convention on Saturday, April 16th! In addition to our keynote speaker Davi Barker and our Presidential Candidates’ Forum, our convention features speakers and NINE workshops offering practical and fun ways for you to LIVE FREE. Come hear what Libertarians have to offer, and be a part of the future!

2018-04-13T13:18:40+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on

Drop Your Shorts

By Mary O’Connor (LPMN Treasurer and former candidate) Health insurance is one big reason health care is so expensive. We should not need insurance to go to the doctor. Health insurance should only be needed for expensive medical procedures. To begin lowering  the  cost of ordinary health care we need to eliminate most employer health

2018-01-11T13:35:53+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Bend Over

By Shane Wernsing, M.D. (LPMN EC member and former candidate) In 2010, one of my clinic patients asked me, "How much does it cost to see you?" Stumped, I gave him an answer that I gave as a physician-in-training when one of my teachers grilled me with tough questions: "I don't know, but I will

2018-01-11T13:35:54+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

August 25, 2017 The pattern is well-established.  When expenditures don't fit within their budget, government officials grasp for more revenue.  A tax-grab is nearly always their first option. Not so fast, says LPMNer Cara Schulz.  As someone who understands what it's like to hold gainful employment, she knows that residents "don’t get to just get

2017-11-28T13:00:25+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council