House of Representatives

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Palin invents Obama "death panels," cites Bachmann

    Alaska gubernatorial quitter Sarah Palin is learning a lesson or two on fear mongering from our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    New Minn. laws Aug. 1: teeth, lasers, passing speed limit

    Minnesota will start enforcing some new laws Saturday. It's time to make sure you're up to date so you don't get busted doing something stupid.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    FactCheck: Bachmann "flat wrong" about ACORN conducting Census

    FactCheck says her claim that ACORN will be going door-to-door and gathering data is "flat wrong".

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Collin Peterson vs. Obama: Minn. rep pulls a win

    Our very own Rep. Collin Peterson, the agricultural heavy-hitter in the House of Representatives, picked a fight with President Obama over a financial proposal. And he won!

  • News

    April 15, 2009

    RNC 8 not terroists; candy cigs up in smoke

    Blotter's got your buzzworthy local news

  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Par's Download Blues

    The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court

  • News

    May 9, 2007

    Governor Buzzkill

    Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"

  • News

    March 28, 2007

    Nude Beach Busted

    Mud pit first victim of Hidden Beach crackdown. Hot skinny-dippers may be next.

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Same Old Song and Dance

    People are still accusing Mary Kiffmeyer of election high jinks. But this time, they're after her job.

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    5th District: The Battleground That Wasn't

    In the crowded race to replace Sabo, Keith Ellison wins endorsement easily

  • News

    May 4, 2005

    The Other White Meat

    Peter McLaughlin explains why he's running for mayor

  • News

    November 10, 2004

    Minnesota Bucks GOP Trend

    Amid Republican gains nationwide, state Dems narrow the lege gap

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Over the River and Through the Woods

    In northeast, the Green Party attempts a long pub crawl to the state house

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    A Brighter Shade of Green

    A judge orders the MPCA to take another look at a plan to burn 10 million tires a year

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Stopping the Status Seekers

    St. Paul considers safeguards against federal immigration policies

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    The Death Trap

    What's wrong with Pawlenty's execution song

  • News

    July 2, 2003

    Land of the Turd Brown Waters

    Pawlenty talks green, but will he pay the tab?

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Data Man

    When state legislators weigh privacy rights against the public's right to know, they call Don Gemberling: Big Brother's Big Brother

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    The Hunted Man Awards

    A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001

  • Books

    April 11, 2001

    Gold Rush

    Record profits from political ads have critics crying foul

  • Books

    February 28, 2001

    The Digital Divide

    Public TV's capitol pledge drive

  • Music

    September 20, 2000
  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

  • Books

    March 22, 2000

    Members Only

    Did the feds turn a blind eye to the Shakopee tribal enrollment fight? Finally, Congress decides to take a look.

  • Books

    October 13, 1999

    Burning Down the House

    Jesse lit the fire. Now a group of legislators prepare to feed the unicameral blaze.

  • News

    September 1, 1999

    What's in a Domain?

    Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Black Like Us

    Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal

  • News

    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.

  • Books

    December 16, 1998

    Office Politics

    Never mind taxes, spending, education: Where's the shower?

  • Sports

    November 25, 1998

    Soft Sell

    The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet

  • News

    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • Books

    July 1, 1998

    Land of the Fee

    Consumer advocates say the merger of Norwest and Wells Fargo is a match made in hell

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    Out With Clout

    In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.

  • News

    April 1, 1998

    Code for Safe Streets

    Minneapolis killed its last zero-tolerance policing program when it sparked too many citizen complaints for cops' comfort. This time around they've simply eliminated the complaint process.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    They Shoot, They Score!

    The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.

  • News

    February 4, 1998
  • News

    December 24, 1997

    Union Jacked

    If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with commercial bankers that credit unions enjoy an unfair advantage, millions of people will pay a lot more for financial services.

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Honey of a Deal

    Since its plan to tear down up to 100 Phillips rentals is privately funded, Honeywell won't have to pay tenants' relocation costs. Once the low-income families are out, however, the city of Minneapolis stands ready to kick in tax dollars for the company's

  • News

    January 8, 1997

    The Gubernatorial Gang

    Minnesota pols never stand so tall as when they loom over black youths.

  • News

    March 20, 1996
  • News

    February 14, 1996