Last Friday, Minnesota's current Governor and his three predecessors got together at the Capitol for a sendoff to Tony Policano, who worked as a security guard for all of them.SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on Daily Show [VIDEO] At one point, Policano posed for a shot w ... More >>
Between his unforgettable primary battle with Mike Parry and his general election contest against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Allen Quist gave us a lot of fun material.SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp program discriminates against married couples-- Allen Quist flip-f ... More >>
Instead of coming back from the long Fourth of July holiday weekend to find a renewed sense of respect among Minnesota's lawmakers seeking an end to the shutdown, we instead heard that someone tried to burn down Gov. Mark Dayton's former home near Lake Harriet. "To say that it's politically moti ... More >>
Tom Horner gets an almost-endorsement from the StribIn a swipe at his own party, former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson threw his support behind Independence Party candidate for governor Tom Horner today, calling GOP candidate Tom Emmer, and Democrat Mark Dayton, "too extreme" to seriously tackl ... More >>
Add Cyndy Brucato to the list of prominent Twin Cities television news anchors relinquishing their anchor duties this year. As noted earlier, WCCO's Don Shelby is retiring, and Fox 9's Robyne Robinson is running for lieutenant governor. Brucato says she's staying at her post through the Stat ... More >>
Image via Dayton for GovernorYvonne Prettner SolonFormer DFL U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has named Duluth State Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon as his running mate in the 2010 race for the governor's office. "I am very proud to introduce the woman I believe will be Minnesota's next Lieutenant Govern ... More >>
How close is Allen Quist to Michele Bachmann? Pretty close, according to Til Walz.
Seriously, go away Norm. We've already pled. Now others are chiming in...
Embarrassing Coleman vs. Franken debacle grows more expensive by the day
Tim Pawlenty racked up more vetoes this year than any governor in Minnesota's history. Is this the man we want to be vice president?
The veteran Republican hack, who earlier this summer criticized Vita.mn for a racy article about outdoor sex, was arrested Tuesday for attempting to solicit a prostitute on Craigslist.
Early word is that the polling sites are busy, at least in Minneapolis.
Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
Having trouble figuring out the difference between incumbent Mayor R. T. Rybak and his challenger, Hennepin County commissioner Peter McLaughlin? Maybe a glimpse into who forks over the money for them to run will help you with your decision.
In a piece printed on Wednesday's op-ed page of the Star Tribune, Rep. Mark Buesgens (R-Jordan) fulminated with a forked tongue. The premise of Buesgens' diatribe was that it was indeed better to shut down state government than cave in to the budgetary priorities of "former governors and other burea ... More >>
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
Car-crash news with a Republican flavor
Why Telegate matters
Everyone knows political candidates stretch the truth. Should they be prosecuted for it?
Minnesota has a pollution problem. But don't hold your breath waiting for a quick fix.
Can a small school of figurative art revive a great, dead tradition in painting?
A court ruling sets up the latest cliffhanger in the municipal soap opera starring scrapper John Isaacs
A profound insight or an empty Ventura-ism?
Chances are, what you do in bed is criminal
The governor thinks the AP has been covering him unfairly. And if anybody disagrees, they should damn well shut up.
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
Devin Miller and Thomas Ross want to do something no black person in Minnesota has done before: buy a major commercial radio station. But first they have to beat the FCC, an industry giant, and the trend toward broadcast consolidation.
It Only Takes a Spark:Former- Minneapolitan-turned-director Garret Williams.
State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Greg Wersal says state rules barring judicial hopefuls from raising funds are disingenuous. "You think judges don't know who's buttering their bread?"
Arne Carlson's sudden announcement of support for the proposed U.S. settlement with cigarette manufacturers raises new questions about a vacation the governor and his wife took to Australia last year with Phillip Morris execs.
Never mind the new state law outlawing smoking in prisons, Stillwater inmate Gale Rachuy has no plans to quit. "Within a week, watch. This is going to turn into a very dangerous place."
According to a city report released just weeks before the July floods, Minneapolis will have to come up with more than $100 million a year for the next 25 years to fix its crumbling streets and sewers--or face much worse.
The twins don't want Minnesota to miss this fabulous offer!
Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment
Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall
FIRES! EARTHQUAKES! IMPROVED RATINGS FOR CHANNEL 5!
Races to watch in the metro area.
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?
"Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.