John Marty

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Meet Vance Opperman, Minnesota's top Super PAC donor

    The 2014 midterm elections may not be considered as important as the presidential race we saw two years ago, but don't tell that to millionaires. Wealthy businessmen are still spending like crazy on Super PACs in the 2014 race, led by former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, who's already given more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Minnesota becomes first state to ban triclosan, controversial ingredient in antibacterial soaps

    Tucked into an environment bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday was a measure banning triclosan, a controversial antibacterial agent found in a wide array of consumer products.Minnesota is the first state to ban triclosan, which is currently being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administ ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012

    Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

    But increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Ted Mondale is the latest Vikings stadium party pooper

    Ahem. About that $175 million?​Ted Mondale, the governor's point man on steering a stadium deal that will keep the Vikings in Minnesota, pointed out today that all this self-congratulatory backslapping between Ramsey County and the Wilf brothers (and SaveTheVikes) over a new stadium in Arden H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    DFLer Rybak, Republican Seifert leading gubernatorial caucuses

    Here's what we know so far, including number of votes, and percentage of votes.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Who is running for governor of Minnesota?

    Thoughts or comments? Send 'em our way. We'll be updating the list as candidates come and go.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Shocker: Rybak running for governor

    Just two days after winning reelection as Minneapolis mayor, R.T. Rybak appears to have his sights on higher office.

  • News

    July 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Pawlenty's announcement makes a crowded field for 2010

    Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Could Pawlenty win a third term? Poll shows head-to-head match-ups

    KSTP's latest SurveyUSA poll looks at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's chances against a current list of Democrats hoping to overtake him in the 2010 race for governor.

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    Grudge Match

    Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the

  • News

    March 29, 2006

    When Good Science is Bad Politics

    A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Running Scared

    Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Every Goodbye Ain't Gone

    Wellstone Remembered

  • Books

    November 14, 2001
  • Books

    August 30, 2000

    Invisible Man

    Jerry Janezich is staking his U.S. Senate campaign on a populist message and the DFL endorsement. But will any of that matter without TV ads?

  • Books

    June 21, 2000

    Megawatts and Margins

    NSP hands the keys for its Minnesota reactors to a holding company. Is this part of a dangerous chain reaction in the nuclear power industry?

  • Books

    September 29, 1999

    Wrestling With Immunity

    Minnesota has a code of ethics for its executive branch. It just doesn't apply to the governor.

  • 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.

  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Prairie Dogged

    A fake flyer making the rounds at the Capitol suggests NSP wants to pay itself millions in fines for failing to move nuclear waste off Prairie Island. Lawmakers say the parody is eerily accurate.

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    The Player

    From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    End of Story

    Hours before their final vote on a high-buck proposal to move Lawson Software into new downtown digs, St. Paul's City Council members had yet to see the lease or learn the terms of the deal.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Lee's Last Call

    Historic juke jointed slated to become city garage.

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Riverfront Double Play

    Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos

  • News

    October 25, 1995

    Taken For a Ride

    A trail of audits and an internal investigation suggest there may have been millions of dollars worth of loss and theft at the bus company over the years. Dick Lindgren says he found out the hard way that his bosses didn't want to know.