David Durenberger

  • News

    March 20, 2013

    Patty Wetterling questions sex offender laws

    The outspoken activist has a change of heart over the wide-reaching scope of laws she helped put into action

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty spouts "bull" on healthcare, Dave Durenberger says

    Tim Pawlenty, health care expert.​Tim Pawlenty, sorta-kinda running for president maybe, has been working hard on his Fox News soundbites. "I think Obamacare is one of the worst pieces of legislation passed in the modern history of the country," he told the fair and balanced network last week ... More >>

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    May 9, 2010

    Tom Horner wins IP endorsement

    The man in the middle​Tom Horner took home the Independence Party gubernatorial endorsement Saturday, officially securing the businessman and former Republican's place in the middle. And the middle is just where Horner wants to be. He's told reporters many times that he's in it to win it, no ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    October 23, 2008

    Michele Bachmann media vomit continues to sicken

    bachmanncrazy.jpg She says one thing to reporters and then another to her conservative radio buddies. It's like watching a really b ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Feeling Minnesota

    Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.

  • News

    October 24, 2007

    The Death of Father Kaiser

    Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.

  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Who's to Blame?

    In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2006

    A sorry excuse for grassroots

    The protest rally outside United Health Group headquarters this morning turned out to be a big dud.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2005

    Durenberger to Coleman: Get a grip, Norman

    Earlier this year, City Pages ran a Q&A with Dave Durenberger as a cover story. The former U.S. Senator from Minnesota gave a frank critique of the current state of his own Republican party, saying mostly how it had been taken over by big money and religious zealots. Some of the stuff that didn't m ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Gagging Dr. Dean

    Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Today's agenda:
    gays, vegetables, and petri dishes

    Danforth says Republicans are headed for doomsvilleThere's an interesting op-ed piece in today's NYT by former Missouri Senator John Danforth (who resigned as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in January). He says the Republican party, concerned more about outlawing gay marriage than fixing the ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    “They talk about freedom and values, but they really don't believe in representative government.”

    Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere

  • News

    February 2, 2005
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    January 19, 2005

    Minnesota Eats Itself

    Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    United They Sit

    Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?

  • News

    January 13, 1999
  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Along Comes Jones

    Todd Jones was tapped as only a temporary fill-in, but he's at the top of a very short list to replace U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug

  • News

    April 17, 1996
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    March 6, 1996

    The Trials of David Lillehaug

    In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.

  • News

    November 29, 1995

    An Unsentimental Education

    A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.