New KSTP poll: GOP Rep. Brad Finstad up by 9 points in 1st Congressional District


Rep. Brad Finstad


Tom Hauser reports

A new poll has revealed that

Republican Rep. Brad Finstad leads DFLer Jeff Ettinger

By 9 percentage points

Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. This is the first time that this district has seen a wide margin in favor of one candidate in nearly a decade. These races were extremely close. Previously, it was down to one-half point.

Era Atre of Kare 11 reports that Steve Sviggum resigned from his position as Vice Chair of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. He said that the Morris campus was “too diverse” and that he would not be serving another term .

The staff of Bring Me the News reported that the Roseville homicide suspect, who was the subject a push notification sent widely to the Twin Cities, was arrested.

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Nick Halter, Axios Twin Cities, writes that there’s been a substantial increase in urban housing. He estimates that there will be 22,371 new units by 2021. Although there is a lot of housing available, only 10% can be afforded.

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