Politics in Minnesota

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Another debate, same narrative

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:54pm
Observers say Jeff Johnson squandered his chance to pull even with Gov. Mark Dayton.

Dire claims and sharp rebuttals on military voting

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47pm
Severson alleges overseas troops ‘systematically disenfranchised’

Obama finds place to campaign: Connecticut

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:35pm
Dannel Malloy is daring to do something few other vulnerable Democrats would do — campaign with President Barack Obama.

Obama plans to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:32pm
President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races across the country while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate.

2016 questions abound as Jeb Bush stumps for son

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:27pm
Tuesday’s campaign swing was designed to inject some of Jeb Bush’s political celebrity into George P. Bush’s campaign for an office.

Becoming our brother’s keepers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:22pm
Nonprofits, agencies and schools are working to improve the odds for black men.

Voter ID math finally adds up for judge

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:15pm
Liberal observers are astonished and thrilled that Judge Richard Posner has written a scathing condemnation of Wisconsin voter ID laws.

AG candidates pillory absent front-runner

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:17pm
Incumbent Swanson plans for one debate days before election

Dorholt-Knoblach race generating buzz

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:04pm
The House swing district in St. Cloud draws interest from outside groups.

Chamber cool to more transportation taxes

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:45pm
A Minnesota Chamber of Commerce survey finds that a majority of business owners and managers don’t think the state needs more money for transportation in the foreseeable future.

Bridging tax policy, economic development

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:38pm
Public comments don’t always reflect behind-the-scenes input.

Democratic Party anxious yet triumphant

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:25pm
Democrats may be on their way to losing the majority in both houses of Congress, but don’t feel sorry for them; this is a moment of triumph for the party.

Good polling news for DFL, but how good?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:25pm
Two recently released polls, SurveyUSA/KSTP television and Rasmussen Reports, give Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a substantial but not overwhelming lead.

Contrasts on voter access, fraud

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:38pm
Three of the four Secretary of state candidates debate elections and voter access.

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?