Arne Carlson

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    August 12, 2014

    Meet Vance Opperman, Minnesota's top Super PAC donor

    The 2014 midterm elections may not be considered as important as the presidential race we saw two years ago, but don't tell that to millionaires. Wealthy businessmen are still spending like crazy on Super PACs in the 2014 race, led by former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, who's already given more ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Jesse Ventura poses with Dayton, Carlson, and Pawlenty, wears tie dye [PHOTO]

    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 >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Allen Quist rides into the sunset on dinosaur he believes lived concurrently with humans [CARTOON]

    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 >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Mark Dayton's former home set on fire

    ‚ÄčInstead 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 >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Arne Carlson & Star Tribune bless Tom Horner's credibility

    Tom Horner gets an almost-endorsement from the Strib​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Cyndy Brucato giving up KSTP anchor chair

    ​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 >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Mark Dayton picks Yvonne Prettner Solon as running mate

    Image via Dayton for GovernorYvonne Prettner Solon​Former 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Are Bachmann, Quist peas in a pod?

    How close is Allen Quist to Michele Bachmann? Pretty close, according to Til Walz.

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    April 8, 2009

    Norm Coleman - Go Away!

    Seriously, go away Norm. We've already pled. Now others are chiming in...

  • News

    January 28, 2009

    City Pages to Norm Coleman: Kindly step aside

    Embarrassing Coleman vs. Franken debacle grows more expensive by the day

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    July 23, 2008

    Tim Pawlenty: Governor No

    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?

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    August 17, 2007

    Tim Droogsma not too prudish after all

    The veteran Republican hack, who earlier this summer criticized for a racy article about outdoor sex, was arrested Tuesday for attempting to solicit a prostitute on Craigslist.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    High voter turnout: who benefits?

    Early word is that the polling sites are busy, at least in Minneapolis.

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Spoiler

    Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Twins Stadium: Verbatim testimony from the House

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2005

    Anti-Tax Talk Is Cheap. Education Isn't

    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 >>

  • News

    January 19, 2005

    Minnesota Eats Itself

    Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting

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    August 4, 2004

    Return of the Living Anchorwoman

    Car-crash news with a Republican flavor

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    July 23, 2003

    Secrets and lies

    Why Telegate matters

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    February 26, 2003

    Play It As It Lies

    Everyone knows political candidates stretch the truth. Should they be prosecuted for it?

  • Books

    January 31, 2001

    A Scare in the Air

    Minnesota has a pollution problem. But don't hold your breath waiting for a quick fix.

  • Arts

    April 5, 2000

    Get Real

    Can a small school of figurative art revive a great, dead tradition in painting?

  • Books

    February 16, 2000

    Iron John

    A court ruling sets up the latest cliffhanger in the municipal soap opera starring scrapper John Isaacs

  • Feature

    April 1, 1999

    "Love is Bigger than Government"

    A profound insight or an empty Ventura-ism?

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    February 24, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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    December 16, 1998
  • Feature

    December 1, 1998

    Unnatural Law

    Chances are, what you do in bed is criminal

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    November 25, 1998
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    February 18, 1998

    Mute Point

    The governor thinks the AP has been covering him unfairly. And if anybody disagrees, they should damn well shut up.

  • News

    February 11, 1998

    Norm's Conquest

    Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.

  • News

    February 4, 1998

    Quiet Storm

    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.

  • Feature

    January 28, 1998

    Paving The Road

    It Only Takes a Spark:Former- Minneapolitan-turned-director Garret Williams.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Puff Daddies

    State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Bench Warrant

    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?"

  • News

    October 15, 1997

    Marlboro Man

    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.

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    August 6, 1997

    Warden Jones

    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."

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    Sewer Politics

    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.

  • News

    May 7, 1997
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    March 5, 1997

    Trust Me, Inc.

    The twins don't want Minnesota to miss this fabulous offer!

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    March 5, 1997
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    January 29, 1997

    PC or not PC: That is the Question at the MPD

    Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment

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    January 22, 1997

    Another Day, Another Lawsuit

    Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall

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    January 1, 1997



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    December 11, 1996
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    October 30, 1996

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Races to watch in the metro area.

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    June 19, 1996


    How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?

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    May 15, 1996
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    February 14, 1996
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    November 1, 1995

    Separate But Equal

    "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.

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