Politics in Minnesota

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Mills, Nolan differ in style and substance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:27pm
Eighth District candidates Rick Nolan, Stewart Mills and Ray "Skip" Sandman debate guns, health care, the environment and foreign policy.

Johnson, Dayton camps clash on rural policies

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:36pm
Oil pipeline construction, copper-nickel mining and local government aid are all ammunition in the battle over who’s a better friend to greater Minnesota.

Suburban uprising threatens transportation push

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:30pm
The suburban counties argue that the Met Council’s transportation investment plan emphasizes urban transit, bike and pedestrian options at the expense of highways.

State plans $70M in transportation projects

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:00pm
MnDOT said Tuesday that 13 road improvement projects from New Ulm to Detroit Lakes will be accelerated with funds from the state’s Corridors of Commerce program.

How did politics become so boring?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:28pm
It’s no wonder people are tuning out of politics and sinking into apathy.

Obama has lost the power to persuade

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:23pm
Whatever happened to the Obama presidency?

No ‘knockout punch’ in first gubernatorial debate

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:47pm
Mark Dayton draws fire from Jeff Johnson, Hannah Nicollet in the first of five scheduled gubernatorial debates.

A crowded field of pot advocates

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:37pm
In gubernatorial bid, the Grassroots Party's Chris Wright is no longer such a lonely voice.

Reproductive rights on center stage for Democrats

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:22pm
From Alaska to Florida, the reproductive rights issue has taken center stage in Democratic campaigns, a stark shift from the days when abortion issues were often used to rally the party’s bas

California Legislature withholds nepotism report

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:00pm
The California Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff nepotism despite calls that it be released.

Republicans may reap backlash in Kansas

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:55am
The people of Kansas may throw two of the state’s most vaunted Republican public officials out of office.

Why governors are scared of Election Day

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:52am
An unusually large number of incumbent governors could go down to defeat this November.

GOP targets Eagan in drive to retake House

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:05pm
As the two parties narrow their sights in determining which areas need most attention this year, Eagan will inevitably figure into either side’s electoral playbook

Rail congestion taking a toll

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:59pm
Booming oil shipments in Minnesota raise concerns about safety and grain prices.

Foreign crises muffle Dems’ economic message

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:45pm
President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans.

Suburban counties fight transportation policy

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:39pm
Representatives from five counties say the Met Council’s draft Transportation Policy Plan doesn’t include input from suburban stakeholders, lacks vision for the regional highway system, and unfairly diverts scarce resources into the urban core.

Fraser and Quie: Still reaching across the aisle

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:17pm
Al Quie and Don Fraser in their “retirement’’ have been nothing less than full-fledged activists, pushing passionately for policies that advance the nonpartisan causes they believe in.

Voting 101: Candidates vie for ‘persuadable’ electorate

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:05pm
As the 2014 elections loom nationally and in Minnesota, it’s useful to reflect on what decades of political science research have taught us about voting.

Governor promotes record on economy, education

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:33pm
Gov. Mark Dayton sits down with Capitol Report to discuss perceived strengths of his campaign for re-election.

GOP seeks probe of Hayden, nonprofits

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:25pm
Six Senate Republicans on Wednesday called for an ethics investigation of Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden and his relationship with two embattled nonprofit organizations.