Charlie Weaver

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"

    Last night, via video and reportedly at the behest of Al Franken, David Letterman appeared at the Minnesota Business Partnership dinner and offered his top 10 list of the "least successful Minnesota businesses."SEE ALSO: "Appalling" NoDak billboard takes shot at MN's business climate on MN soil [IMA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's Minneapolis fundraiser: Bachmann and Palin charged more

    We'll have to wait for another movie trailer in order to see T-Paw's speech last night.​We'd tell you what Tim Pawlenty said last night at his fundraiser in Minneapolis, but the press wasn't invited. No worries though, because it's almost a given by now that T-Paw's stump speech will be cooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Tom Emmer's recount ship is sinking

    Arranging deck chairs on the Titanic?​Tom Emmer's Team Frivolous did the right thing Saturday, withdrawing almost 2,600 frivolous challenges to recounted ballots in Hennepin County. On Sunday, the Great Withdrawal continued as they took similar action on the work of their overzealous troops i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    Mark Dayton's lead is still insurmountable

    Mark Dayton wins again, but the contest isn't over yet.​Every county in the state has completed its recount in the governor's race, and the result is the same as the day after Election Day: Democrat Mark Dayton has an insurmountable lead over Republican Tom Emmer. The Secretary of State's off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    So who is kind of maybe a little bit considering a run for governor?

    Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Pawlenty's announcement makes a crowded field for 2010

    Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.

  • News

    February 19, 2003


    A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.

  • Books

    June 26, 2002

    Parting Shot

    Looking back at '98, an old foe body-slams Ventura

  • News

    March 3, 1999

    See You In Court

    Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.

  • Books

    February 3, 1999

    Not a Pretty Picture

    Police to press: Behave or go to jail

  • News

    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • Books

    July 29, 1998

    The Junge and the Restless

    DFL endorsement was su.pposed to catapult Ember Reichgott Junge to the top of the primary heap, but insiders say the AG candidate's campaign is sinking like a lead balloon

  • News

    February 18, 1998

    To Perot, or Not to Perot?

    Chipping away at the fringes of the fringe: Jesse "The Body" Ventura's Reform Party campaign is likely to influence the outcome of this year's race for governor.