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Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory

The controversial voter identification law in Texas apparently didn't trip up many folks during last week's elections in the Lone Star state -- which doesn't count for a thing when the 2014 elections come around, one county clerk says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Franken sues for certification

Franken sues for certification

ST.PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Democrat Al Franken is challenging a Minnesota law preventing him from being certified as Minnesota's newest U.S. senator.

Board may determine Minn. Senate winner

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- It appears likely the winner of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race recount will be determined by the State Canvassing Board, analysts say.
Franken within 204 votes of Coleman

Franken within 204 votes of Coleman

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Democrat Al Franken has pulled within 204 votes of Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the unofficial tally showed Monday.
Coleman goes to court before recount

Coleman goes to court before recount

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, facing a recount in his bid for re-election, failed Saturday to block 32 absentee ballots, the staff for opponent Al Franken said.

UPI Farming Today

UPI Farming Today -- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Stories of modern science... from UPI

, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Stories of modern science ... from UPI
JIM KLING, UPI Science Writer
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Mark Ritchie (born 1951) was elected to be the 21st Minnesota Secretary of State on November 7, 2006. He is a member of the DFL. Mark Ritchie grew up in Iowa, and he graduated from Iowa State University in 1971. He and his wife, Nancy Gaschott, have lived in Minneapolis for 24 years.

From 1986 until 2006, he served as the president of the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a non-profit organization working with businesses, churches, farm organizations, and other civic groups to foster long-term sustainability for Minnesota’s rural communities. Among other issues, it looked into how global trade rules in fact impact family farmers and rural communities. Ritchie also founded the League of Rural Voters.

In 1994, Ritchie was a co-founder of the Global Environment & Trade Study, located at Yale University, which conducted research on the linkages and potential synergies between international trade and the environment. Also that year, Ritchie organized a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference. The 1994 conference, held at the Mt. Washington Hotel, featured a return of many of the "old timers" who had attended the 1944 conference or other founding conferences for the postwar economic system.

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