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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Minnesota election trial is so boring even the lawyers are going a bit insane.
Franken was back on the interview circuit, reporters start crunching FEC filing numbers, and another searchable absentee ballot database.
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
Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger wasn't that great a friend to Native Americans
A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
Ember Reichgott Junge: When does a compromiser become compromised?
How MoveOn fought the Bush league--and won Minnesota
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.
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.
The Minneapolis Public Library hustles to the vanguard of the anti-smut crusade
Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
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
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
U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general
Charges of gerrymandering continue to plague north Minneapolis'S fifth ward.
Typically, prosecutors would be all over a case involving someone suspected of trying to run down a cop
A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?
The feds are reportedly weighing a major drug offensive in Minneapolis.
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.