David Lillehaug

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Former GOP Supreme Court Candidate Sentenced to 30 Days House Arrest

    Yesterday former GOP-endorsed state Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald was sentenced to 30 days house arrest and two years probation after she was convicted of several charges stemming from an April 2013 traffic stop. The sentencing may finally put an end to the surreal saga that pitted Mac ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    MNGOP candidate Roger Weber literally sawed neighbor's garage in half [PHOTO]

    Roger Weber, the MNGOP-endorsed challenger for DFL incumbent Carly Melin's northern Minnesota House seat, faces a civil trial this week for sawing his neighbor's rural Nashwauk Township garage in half last year.Why in God's name would he do such a thing, you ask? Because according to a Forum Communi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Sharia by another name

    Today's top comment comes courtesy of barbertj23, who take a tongue-in-cheek at some of the possible implications of controversial Republican Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald's claim that "it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."If you think that sounds a bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    MNGOP endorsed Supreme Court candidate who faces DUI trial

    Two weeks ago, Michelle MacDonald, a family law attorney with three Twin Cities offices, won the Minnesota Republican Party's endorsement to run for the Supreme Court against incumbent Justice David Lillehaug.Now she's in the news for very different reasons -- it just came to light she faces a crimi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Minnesota recount: Tom Emmer is still losing

    Mark Dayton, left, still leads Tom Emmer.​Tom Emmer lost his state Supreme Court challenge in the governor's race recount last week. And by the end of the day on Monday, as the hand count got under way, he was still losing to Mark Dayton. In fact, the Secretary of State's office added another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Dayton recount team warns of Republican power grab [UPDATED]

    Update: No change. Dayton leads.​Ramsey County, the second most populous county in the state, has audited its Election Day ballots. As with Hennepin County last week, each candidate has picked up a thimble-full of support. That means the overall results are the same. Dayton is ahead of Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Recount trial: Election official out, in, and out again

    The drama surrounding one of Norm Coleman's key witnesses is even confusing us and making us a bit dizzy. And now Coleman wants to reconsider all 287,000 absentee ballots.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Watching the Minn. election trial is like watching paint dry

    The Minnesota election trial is so boring even the lawyers are going a bit insane.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Recount trial roundup: Campaign number crunching, rejected ballots

    Franken was back on the interview circuit, reporters start crunching FEC filing numbers, and another searchable absentee ballot database.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Senate recount: 206 vote Coleman lead after counties finalize results

    Now we have to wait for a full hand recount that will continue to torture the state, but the drama continues.

  • 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

  • News

    June 6, 2007

    The Great White Hype

    Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger wasn't that great a friend to Native Americans

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    Not Quite Ready for His Close-Up

    A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Junge at Heart

    Ember Reichgott Junge: When does a compromiser become compromised?

  • News

    November 10, 2004

    The Battle of Kenwood Hill

    How MoveOn fought the Bush league--and won Minnesota

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    No Reservations

    For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Here’s everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Books

    May 17, 2000

    Porn Again

    The Minneapolis Public Library hustles to the vanguard of the anti-smut crusade

  • News

    March 1, 2000
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    September 1, 1999

    What's in a Domain?

    Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web

  • News

    March 24, 1999
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    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.

  • News

    September 9, 1998
  • 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

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998
  • 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

    May 6, 1998

    Draft Dodger

    U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Know When to Say When

    Charges of gerrymandering continue to plague north Minneapolis'S fifth ward.

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    Officer Down

    Typically, prosecutors would be all over a case involving someone suspected of trying to run down a cop

  • Feature

    April 9, 1997

    Taking the Third

    A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?

  • Feature

    February 26, 1997

    Casualties of War

    The feds are reportedly weighing a major drug offensive in Minneapolis.

  • News

    January 29, 1997
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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.