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

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Six members of Minnesota delegation get 'F' for spending votes

    The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) just released their 30th annual Rating of Congress report and they sure aren't fans of the Minnesota delegation.

  • 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