A bill that would've allowed Minnesota's horse-racing tracks to install slot machines died yesterday following a 8-5 rejection by the Senate Government Innovation and Veterans Committee. The bill would've used the additional gambling revenues, which were estimated to be between $87 and $120 milli ... More >>
Senator becomes Minnesota's most controversial in just two months
Proponents say expanding gambling at the state's two horse-racing tracks will help fund rural development, health care for children, and *ahem* sports stadiums.
Crazy congresswoman building empire of tweeps
Meet the invisible hands behind some of the state's biggest bills
The GOP-endorsed candidate for state Senate brings all kinds of unwanted media attention for what appears to be some thinly-veiled racism.
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
The U.S. House passed the more than $800 billion stimulus package this week. So what will Minnesota get out of it?
So far this year, the 67 members of Minnesota Senate have filed expense reports totalling $226,539. In keeping with historical patterns, however, there is considerable variation between individual senators. Those who live the furthest from the Capitol typically wind up with biggest tabs because of t ... More >>
Clearly he's never seen The Evil Dead Mark Brunswick writes in today's Strib that Governor Tim Pawlenty has an idea for settling the legislature's budget stalemate: Take key House and Senate leaders deep into the woods and stay there in seclusion, with no hope of escape, until a deal is done. Republ ... More >>
Sending messages; the Bushes and the Schiavos; the apostasy of Dick Day In the Strib: Following the lead of the WashPost story we linked yesterday, Chuck Haga offers a new way to misunderstand the story of Jeff Weise: Prozac; T-Paw to attend three Red Lake funerals (message: he cares); more student ... More >>
Do two wrongs make a right?
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001