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The Minnesota Department of Education on Friday, Nov. 18, said it ordered all school districts to create a plan to provide all students with the same meals regardless of lunch debt status.
In 2013, a proposed merger between Sanford and Fairview derailed after Minnesota officials expressed concerns.
With unofficial results showing the race within just one point, Keith Ellison has declared victory.
Keith Ellison is seeking his second consecutive term as Minnesota's top law enforcement officer while Republican challenger Jim Schultz seeks to break a five decade-long DFL reign in the attorney general’s office.

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This year, Minnesota Republicans appear to have their best shot at winning a statewide election for the first time in over a decade in the race for attorney general, but many of the contests, such as for control over the Senate and House of Representatives, remain up in the air. Core issues candidates have campaigned on in 2022 include crime, abortion rights and inflation.
Polling so far has shown the contest between Schulz and Ellison to be one of the closest statewide races. With the candidates in a dead heat, the intensity of the campaign has increased in recent weeks, with each campaign leveling allegations of ethics and campaign rule violations. In a statement responding to the DFL complaint, Schultz campaign spokeswoman Christine Snell dismissed the claims as an attempt to take attention away from the issues in the race.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is vying for a second term, said his GOP opponent Jim Schultz would use the office to restrict abortion access.
In the debate on Minnesota Public Radio moderated by Mike Mulcahy, incumbent Attorney General Keith Ellison, DFL, again repeated his pledge to protect abortion rights, touted his prosecution record and hammered on GOP challenger Jim Schultz’s lack of courtroom experience. But crime and the attorney general’s role in addressing it emerged as the dominant theme throughout much of the debate.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has held onto the Minnesota Attorney General's Office since 1971, but recent polling show Ellison and Schultz within several percent points of each other.
Keith Ellison has argued GOP opponent Jim Schultz misunderstands the role the AG should play in local criminal prosecutions.

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Keith Ellison in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 5, claims Fleet Farm was negligent and aided and abetted the straw purchases by ignoring “hallmark red flags and warning signs that certain buyers were straw purchasers.” Fleet Farm denies wrongdoing.
A group called Mothers Offering Maternal Support is attempting to intervene after Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan in July tossed several laws restricting abortion, including a 24-hour wait period and a requirement for minors to notify both parents before getting the procedure. Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison, who backs abortion rights, declined to file an appeal in the case, arguing his office had spent three years and more than half a million dollars defending the laws in the case Doe v. Minnesota.
Now confronted with a challenge from the other side of the abortion debate, Republican nominee for Minnesota attorney general Jim Schultz continues to downplay the issue’s importance in the race. He argues the attorney general’s office ultimately has very little influence over abortion policy in the state of Minnesota and said the question is fundamentally for the legislature to decide.

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