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Election Day

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Someone actually dressed up as the Minneapolis mayoral ballot for Halloween [PHOTO]

    At 1st Ave Halloween party and saw someone dressed as Mpls mayoral ballot. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/FrFjWf70bF-- Maya Rao (@Mrao_Strib) November 1, 2013 In our list of the top 13 most Minnesotan Halloween costumes, the unwieldy Minneapolis mayoral ballot clocked in at number six.SEE ALSO: This is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Even Mayor Rybak thinks having 35 candidates vying to replace him is extreme

    When Minneapolis voters head to the polls next week, they'll confront 35 candidates for mayor on the ballot. That includes no fewer than two running as some kind of pirate, and many more running for kicks, or around a pet issue.Outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak gets that this state of affairs is kind of a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Spring Park voters also elected a dead guy to their city council

    Last week, we told you about Denny Hanson's sentimental election as Rochester's City Council president five months after he died.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last week) Turns out he wasn't the only dead guy elected to city office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Don't forget to listen to the Replacements' "Election Day"

    The Twin Cities music community is filled with partisanship. Just think about how many arguments exist when it comes to the pressing issues like Mumford vs. Dawes, the Current's David Campbell bearded vs. clean-shaven, and Hot Cheetos vs. Takis. These things matter!While we heard a lot over the week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Dark Dark Dark, Night Moves, Guante & Big Cats!, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before.While it's impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Vote No Squared concert happening tonight at the Varsity Theater

    Just because the Presidential Debates are done for 2012 doesn't mean that you should stop being politically active and aware leading up to Election Day. And tonight's Vote No Squared: Turn A Double Negative Into A Positive concert at Varsity Theater has been put together to raise awareness and suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Bid to win dinner with Chris Kluwe at the Strip Club

    After penning his colorfully eloquent letter in support of gay marriage, Chris Kluwe has been everywhere. From CNN to peddling his own line of T-shirts to the cover of Out magazine, Kluwe has taken full advantage of his moment to speak out about the right of all Americans to marry. As Election Day a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Dream Crusher leads Concert to Defeat the Marriage Amendment lineup

    ​A stellar group of local musicians have put together a show at Hell's Kitchen on March 30 to help raise money and awareness for Minnesotans United For All Families, a wide-ranging alliance of community and business leaders throughout the state who are working to defeat an amendment on the bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    "Please ID Me" lawsuit tossed out "with prejudice"

    A judge dismisses a "Please ID Me" lawsuit "With Prejudice"​You can't go to the polls in Minnesota on Election Day festooned in political messages, whether they're on shirts, hats, buttons or whatever. It's against the law. But the "Please ID Me" people, who urged vigilantes to run after gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    National Organization for Marriage, Minnesota Family Council accused of lobbying breach

    Confused about who and what they wanted you to vote for?​Two anti-gay marriage groups, one of them national and one based here in Minnesota, are being accused of hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbying expenditures during 2010. Common Cause Minnesota filed complaints against the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Michele Bachmann dropped $225 on makeup and hair before Election Day

    No, not this makeup job.​Rep. Michele Bachmann had a record amount of money to throw around as Election Day drew near a few months ago, so she figured, what the heck, she'd drop a couple of Ben Franklins on looking good for the media swarm. Cost Cutters evidently didn't cut it for the sixth distr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty CPAC debt ceiling talk at odds with John Boehner

    ​Tim Pawlenty at CPAC today doubled down with the Michele Bachmann wing of the Republican party by insisting that, "We should not -- we should not -- raise the debt ceiling." Like Bachmann, he wants to hang the nation's deficit around Barack Obama's neck. And the line got a round of applause ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Steven Hayward guest posts at Power Line after Paul Mirengoff's resignation

    Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.​Paul Mirengoff figured it was okay to trash Indian spiritual beliefs and Mexicans when he complained on the Power Line blog about a Yaqui prayer delivered at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims. But he also trashed his law firm's reputation a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's debt limit dream is a nightmare, Boehner says

    Another Bachmann confrontation with House leaders.​Queen of the tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann, with an assist from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is ramping up her battle urging Congress to block an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Forget it, says House Speaker John Boehner. That's a recipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Tony Sutton leaves Baja Sol for P.R.

    Under chairman Tony Sutton, the GOP regained control of the Legislature, if not the governor's mansion.​In the summer of 2009 we profiled Minnesota GOP Chairman Tony Sutton, and asked whether he could turn around a party on the state level that seemed to have lost its bearings on a national scale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Jesse Ventura calls Minnesotans liars: Comment of the day

    Ventura on TPT.​Jesse Ventura is pissed off that Independence Party candidate Tom Horner barely attracted any votes on Election Day. And when he was interviewed by TPT's Mary Lahammer about Democrat Mark Dayton preparing to take over the governor's office from Republican Tim Pawlenty, he la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Jesse Ventura says "all Minnesotans are liars"

    TPTVentura doesn't trust you.​After growling about the failure of Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature to deal with the state's budget woes, and calling for the abolition of all political parties, former Gov. Jesse Ventura went on record believing that, "All Minnesotans are liars." Ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Tom Emmer concedes governor's race to Mark Dayton [UPDATE]

    Tom Emmer says it's time to move on.​Given the steady drip, drip, drip of his failed ballot challenges and dead-end legal maneuvers since Election Day, it almost seems anticlimactic that Republican Tom Emmer has finally concluded that his race for governor is lost. A lot of GOP insiders, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Tom Emmer quitting race. Mark Dayton will govern Minnesota

    Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.​It's over. Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer will concede the race to Democrat Mark Dayton in an official announcement at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in his hometown of Delano. Emmer decided to quit his recount battle against Dayton just h ... 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 3, 2010

    Michele Bachmann wants an insurrection against GOP leaders

    ​House Republicans probably don't need to justify their rejection of Michele Bachmann for a leadership post. Her track record of outlandish lies and spotlight hogging gave them plenty of excuses. But if they wanted a little more proof that she's not always playing on the team, they should loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Keith Ellison scores Progressive Caucus chairmanship [UPDATE]

    Keith Ellison wins another election.​Rep. Keith Ellison has just won election as a chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. That means the leader of of one of Congress's most liberal groups now shares a property line of sorts with the chairwoman of one of its most conservative, Rep. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Luke Hellier Out, Andy Post and Ryan Lyk in at Minnesota Democrats Exposed

    Former John Kline staffer Andy Post is one of two new bloggers for MDE.​Right-wing watchdog website Minnesota Democrats Exposed has two new voices as of this week. University of Minnesota alumnus Andy Post and Ryan Lyk, currently a student at U of M-Duluth, took over the blog yesterday, succe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Keith Ellison seeks top Progressive Caucus post

    Ellison keeps swinging left.​Regardless of the Election Day teabagger wave, a whole lot of Democrats won re-election to the House of Representatives two weeks ago, sent there by Americans who expect them to fight the Republican tide. One of those Democrats is 5th district Rep. Keith Ellison. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Tom Emmer's team now waits on Minnesota Supremes

    And now we wait on the Supremes.​Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.

  • Music

    November 17, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 17, 2010
  • 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

    November 11, 2010

    MPR and Humphrey Institute take lumps on Dayton-Emmer poll

    Not the clear favorite after all.​MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Constitutional ban on gay marriage hits the fast track

    Unemployment? Foreclosures? Massive budget deficit? Take a number.​Remember how Republicans kept telling us this election was supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, tax breaks and more jobs? The crappy economy gave conservative Christians cover from having to talk too much about over-sharing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Minnesota Majority poll watchers accuse themselves of voter fraud

    Election Integrity Watch got its wires crossed.​It was a relatively peaceful day of poll-watching by a conservative group that appointed itself Election Day big brother...aside from a few hilarious blips. All that the volunteers of Election Integrity Watch wanted was to make sure that voting sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    10 mood-enhancing music videos for post-Election Day

    ​If our Twitter stream is any indication, peeps are in a funk today and could use some cheering up. Not to worry, though -- Gimme Noise has got you covered. As you clamber up out of the post-Election Day haze, take a few minutes to watch some of our favorite over-the-top cute or otherwise serotoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Voting instructions in Swedish and Norwegian

    Speak English, would ya?​Today is Election Day. And while we wait in line to cast our votes in the Twin Cities, the chances are good that we're going to hear some language other than English being spoken. This is nothing new. And despite what the English-only crowd would have us believe, it d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Omar Souleyman at the Cedar, 11/1/10

    ​First hitting the stages in his native Syria in the '90s, Omar Soleyman made his first appearance in the Twin Cities promoting his Sublime Frequencies Stateside debut, Dabke, that just dropped on the Cedar Cultural Center's stage last night.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Blue Plate serves up Election Day discounts; Muddy Pig taps its 700th beer this Week in Food.

    Lucky number 700. ​Election week has us all on the edge of our seats. Ease the tension with Blue Plate's Election Day discounts, celebratory taps at Muddy Pig, and Mississippi Market meat samples this Week in Food. Monday 11/1 Forget the ATM, you've got this. Bryant Lake Bowl's Cheap Date Nite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Stephen Conlin nabbed for hiding marijuana in his barber shop

    Photo: WikipediaMarijuana: An unorthodox campaign strategy.​If it's true that there's no such thing as bad publicity, then Stephen Conlin may very well win a seat on the St. Charles City Council come Election Day. He may also be working his way through the criminal justice system.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Michele Bachmann skewered in musical 'Bachumanntary'

    Another fine addition to the local theater scene.​We in the Twin Cities like to trumpet our national standing as a respected leader in the performing arts. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann likes to promote herself as a constitutional scholar and teabagger-in-chief. So it makes total cosmic sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Michele Bachmann says even $5.4 million isn't enough

    ​Michele Bachmann may not have, as Tarryl Clark put it, done @#%! for the 6th congressional district. But the incumbent Republican is now wallowing in so much money that it probably doesn't matter what Clark has to say.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Minnesota Majority will be spying on your vote

    Photo: debairdElection Integrity Watch: Right this way.​Minnesota Majority, the North Star Tea Party Patriots and Minnesota Voters Alliance plan to spy on your voting this Election Day. Don't worry, though. They're a collection right-wing activists or sure, but they insist that raw politics h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    John Nienstedt denies communion to gays again

    Politics for me, but not for thee.​More anti-gay activity from Archbishop John Nienstedt: He has denied communion to gay and lesbian student activists at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. He presided over a Mass they attended Sunday night, Sept. 26, at the Catholic campus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Barack Obama vs. Michele Bachmann: No contest in new poll

    Obama, or Bachmann? No contest.​A Humphrey Institute/MPR poll out this morning finds that President Barack Obama could struggle in Minnesota on Election Day 2012. Maybe. But Minnesotans sound pretty sure that he's a much better bet in the White House than, say, congresswoman Michele Bachmann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Mark Dayton is not impressed with pretzel M&Ms

    Check his pockets: They are M&M-free...for now.​DFL candidate for governor Mark Dayton has put his M&M addiction on hold during election season as he crisscrosses the state pursuing votes. Want to do the guy a solid? Throw out a suggestion for Minnesota's next state food--as governor, he'd hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    DFL partisan Dusty Trice hangs up his blog

    The sounds you hear are the mourning cries of Michele Bachmann foes everywhere: Liberal blogger Dusty Trice is calling it quits.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    This week's "Best of Hot Dish"

    Check out what you might have missed this week on Hot Dish, and some stuff you WILL miss unless you read it.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The most boring party in town

    Ah yes, a Democratic victory party in a city that reelected a mayor with 74 percent of the vote after an Election Day that brought out only 20 percent of the city's residents.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election Day: Time to get your vote on

    We've collected the information and links you'll need to get to your polling place and prepare for your ballot.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Too many choices for Minneapolis mayor? Vote for awesomeness

    If a person is willing to actually "campaign" for mayor under the "Is Awesome" party, they at least deserve a pity 3rd choice vote on the ranked choice ballot. Do it for America.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Rybak still pretending he isn't running for governor just yet

    During a short debate on Minnesota Public Radio today, Rybak acknowledged that it would be tough to run Minneapolis while also campaigning for governor... IF he decides to run.

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2008
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