Politics in Minnesota

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AG finds $6B error in Destination Medical Center subsidy

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:09am
The formula that determines how much state money the project receives requires about $6 billion more in private investments for the project to get the full state match, according to an opinion the Minnesota Attorney General’s office.

Up in polls, Dayton rebuts attacks

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:57pm
Gov. Mark Dayton sits down with Capitol Report to discuss themes that are expected to have an impact on the campaign.

Politics and precedent seen in pipeline fight

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:52pm
A dispute over the routing of a proposed oil pipeline across northern Minnesota has started to take on the tone of a political brawl.

GOP allies rush to aid Wisconsin’s Walker

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:47pm
Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican’s rescue.

Senate races: Democrats decry birth-control plan

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:45pm
When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.

Blindsided by the real world

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:42pm
When you focus solely on the aspiration and ignore the possibility or potential cost of achieving a goal, it makes being persuasive pretty easy.

Marriage, pot issues signal libertarian shift

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:39pm
The election highlights how we are becoming a Seinfeld society ... “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

In ‘purple’ Edina, a House contest like no other

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:50pm
Incumbent 84-year-old tax and transportation policy guru, Ron Erhardt, faces challenger, Dario Anselmo, who garnered the Republican endorsement despite sharing many of the moderate views that hastened Erhardt’s defection from the party.

And the gavel goes to…

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:31pm
The November election is just the first round in filling key House posts.

New York. Barcelona. Rochester?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:14pm
The principal designer for Rochester's Destination Medical Center proposes five districts for development, each with inspirations from landmarks in places like New York, Barcelona and Berlin.

In U.S. schools, we’re all minorities now

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:53pm
The public school picture is quickly beginning to reflect both continued immigration and the fact that non-white births began to exceed white births in 2011.

It’s not the wave, it’s the change that matters

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:45pm
It is quite possible to have a very important “change” election without a traditional electoral “wave in terms of political party control.

Down to the wire in Mills-Nolan race

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:04pm
State and national Republican groups are targeting the incumbent Democrat congressman in a ‘very purple district’.

Wolf group focuses on House swing districts

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00pm
Minnesota's wolf hunting opposition group is adept at fundraising and is branching out to try and influence a handful of legislative elections.

Bird lovers to protest Vikings stadium

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:58pm
The protest comes in the wake of the MSFA’s announcement that it would not use “fritted” glass on the $1.024 billion project.

It’s all political — and it’s not good

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:32pm
The two major American parties have moved from the traditional place as coalitions of diverse viewpoints to more European-style ideological political entities.

Oil group says Iowa Senate race motivates Obama

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:21pm
An oil industry group says the Obama administration is considering a boost in the mandate for using renewable fuels to help a Democrat locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate.

Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:19pm
A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections.

State funds for LRT: Officials not all aboard

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:36pm
Some lawmakers are questioning the state’s involvement in expanding the rail line, which is projected to cost about $1.6 billion to construct and will require another $40 million per year to operate.

In reversal, Lessard panel taps hunting group chief

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:22pm
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council voted to name Mark Johnson, the longtime executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, as its new executive director.