Andy Dawkins

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    How Andy Dawkins Tried -- and Failed -- to Save the Green Party in Minnesota

    Election night in Minnesota was not a very surprising affair. While the rest of the country sat on the edge of its seat as the "GOP wave" swept in, our state ended up largely sticking with the status quo. But one of the most interesting threadlines throughout the night was the Green Party's Andy Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    The Revolt of the Third Party Candidates

    Another week, another third-party candidate fighting to debate. Last week, it was the Independence Party's gubernatorial candidate, Hannah Nicollet, who said she was planning to sue Hamline University because it refused to let her into its October 19 debate. This time, the fight's over Green Party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Will Mining Save or Destroy Northern Minnesota?

    As he leaves a small cafe in Ely, Gerald Tyler approaches two middle-aged women and whispers a joke. They smile politely. He walks gingerly, a leftover cost from his years in the military. In a patterned sweater that appears to have 30 years of mileage on it, he appears more the goofy grandfather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Green Party comes to Minnesota, looking for new political life

    I walk into the 11:00 a.m. press conference at the Green Party's National Annual Meeting - one of the political party's biggest events of the year - and I'm a little confused. I'm normally accustomed to big rooms for these kinds of events, with chairs lined with journalists, jostling to get the best ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    War Torn

    As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Party of Nine

    The ward one race in St. Paul promises to be one nasty scrum

  • News

    October 30, 2002
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    December 12, 2001
  • Books

    November 14, 2001
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    November 7, 2001

    Drugs, Dogs and Documents

    The problems that plague Minneapolis

  • Books

    October 31, 2001

    The Prides of St. Paul

    The mayor's race between Randy Kelly and Jay Benanav is too close to call

  • Arts

    July 18, 2001

    The Canvasser

    Community activist Cy Thao plans to tell the story of the Hmong people in a series of 50 paintings--and may one day speak for them in elected office

  • Books

    April 25, 2001

    Here We Go A-Caucusing

    A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav

  • Books

    September 15, 1999

    Under Color of Law

    A racially charged ethics case travels all the way from Anoka County to the state supreme court

  • News

    May 22, 1996

    Deconcentrating Poverty and Other Scams

    How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.

  • News

    March 6, 1996
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    March 6, 1996
  • Feature

    February 28, 1996

    The Big Stick

    The neo-liberal creed: We're tired of feeling your pain.

  • News

    January 24, 1996