Years ago, yours truly interviewed Amy Klobuchar while she was touring a business in Faribault, Minnesota. As soon as I approached the senator to ask a couple questions, one of her aides swooped in with a tape recorder, presumably to ensure I didn't end up misquoting anything she said. I can't think ... More >>
The 34-year-old son of former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams is facing attempted burglary charges for allegedly trying to break into a home earlier this month in Onamia, a small central Minnesota town in Mille Lacs County. Officers arrested Morgan Grams on Feb. 2 outside the home, along with two 17-year-old ... More >>
A Jim Graves poll released last month portrayed his race against Michele Bachmann as a within-the-margin-of-error tossup. But new independent polling suggests the race isn't as close as it seemed in September. SEE ALSO:-- Jim Graves to Bradlee Dean: "Michele Bachmann is a wonderful person"-- Unfactc ... More >>
Last Friday, Chip Cravaack's campaign wrote to WCCO to complain about an attack ad that had been running during 'CCO's programming.Cravaack's campaign characterized the spot, paid for by the liberal House Majority PAC, as "a blatant attempt to defame Mr. Cravaack." That same day, 'CCO execs decided ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
There may be more to Horner's newspaper endorsements than his qualifications.With the election only days away, Tom Horner's chance at moving into the Governor's Mansion are looking pretty slim. After all, leading political statistician Nate Silver gives Democrat Mark Dayton an 85% chance of vi ... More >>
Rep. Michele BachmannEric Ostermeier at Smart Politics, the blog of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, reports today that of roughly 900 articles published by the Minnesota Independent over the last six months, 20.1 percent of them focused on the ever controversial and out ... More >>
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The U.S. House passed the more than $800 billion stimulus package this week. So what will Minnesota get out of it?
An update on the raid by federal officials at the Petters Group headquarters in Minnetonka this morning.
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
Is Norm Coleman truly tired of Washington lobbyists?
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
Local Libertarians gathered at Mystic Lake Casino to fine-tune their message, play the slots, and practice the Ransberger Pivot
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?