Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 tax return was released last week and shows that he gave $10,000 to charities -- 10 times as much as last year. His office did not respond to our request for comment, but judging by previous news coverage, the boost came in response to the governor's own criticism last Novem ... More >>
Minnesota's eighth-largest company is relocating overseas. The New York Times views the move through the lens of federal tax policy and the taxes Medtronic can avoid paying by leaving America, while the company itself cites more benevolent reasons, like access to European markets.In any event, the n ... More >>
Governor Dayton characterized the news that Medronic is buying Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion and moving its headquarters to Dublin as "tremendous for Minnesota," citing company executives' promise that no local jobs would be lost due to the transaction. (Read the backstory here.)But Carlt ... More >>
Today's Comment of the Day comes via misterrosewater, who points out how implausible it seems in this day and age that kids would do what the Medtronic founders did and found a company by inventing things in their folks' basement.As we reported yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Sei ... More >>
Former Republican House Minority Leader and failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert didn't win his party's endorsement to run for governor this year, but he, along with two other candidates, plans to battle the endorsed candidate, Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson, in a primary.So ... More >>
Medical marijuana activists see the state's new law as only the beginning of broader reform. They've vowed to continue fighting at the Capitol and extend coverage to thousands more Minnesotans. Success or failure depends not only on the stamina of such activists, but on the outcome of this fall's ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Gov. Mark Dayton heads to New Jersey this week to woo NFL officials about bringing the 2018 Super Bowl to the new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildBut the fact that the bill for lodging and flig ... More >>
Two weeks after Michele Bachmann announced that she would not seek a fifth term in the U.S. House, a second GOP contender has entered the race to replace her: Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah, who announced her bid Wednesday morning.See Also: - Tom Emmer first to announce bid for Bachmann' ... More >>
With a 53 percent approval rating, Mark Dayton looks like he'll be tough to beat in 2014. But as of right now, polling indicates Norm Coleman has the inside track to become the Republican who gets a shot to knock him off.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Republicans want Michele Bachmann vs. Al Franken in 2014The ... More >>
In the wake of the still-unresolved Brodkorb-Koch scandal (just how will the new Senate DFL majority deal with Brodkorb's lawsuit anyway?), at least one MNGOPer is a little antsy about putting Republicans who aren't in rock-solid marriages in leadership positions.In a post that was published yesterd ... More >>
Andrew Breitbart did not swoop in to save Minnesotan blogger John Hugh Gilmore from a little jail time.After two women in traditional Muslim headscarves were harassed by a man taking their picture and demanding to know why they were in his country, a legion of helpful bystanders stepped in to ... More >>
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 >>
Mark Dayton wins again, but the contest isn't over yet.Every county in the state has completed its recount in the governor's race, and the result is the same as the day after Election Day: Democrat Mark Dayton has an insurmountable lead over Republican Tom Emmer. The Secretary of State's off ... More >>
Tom Emmer, hockey dadSarah Palin picked a winner: Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer won the his party's endorsement for the Minnesota's governor's race on Friday. Palin, who quit her own job as Aaska's governor after a failed shot at the vice presidency, had chimed in just before the conventio ... More >>
Palin endorses Emmer. Does it matter?She bailed out on her own first term as Alaska's governor, but Sarah Palin has become a full-blown Tea Party celebrity since then, and today she endorsed Tom Emmer in his race for the Minnesota GOP gubernatorial race from her Facebook page. "A patriotic ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
Tom Emmer"This is a letter I wish I did not have to write," began the April 20 message from Sandra Berg that made the news media rounds yesterday. "However, my sense of duty as a state convention delegate and my family's personal story compel me to do so." What followed was an account of the ... More >>
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
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Here's what we know so far, including number of votes, and percentage of votes.
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The former senator used his Facebook page to tell supporters the timing isn't right for a run for governor.
A new Rasmussen poll also finds that another former Senator, Mark Dayton, now leads the Democratic field.
Is there no end to the ways in which political junkes will parse data and read tea leaves?
The Minneapolis mayor kicks off his campaign for governor at the Varsity Theater.
He told the crowd he was conservative before conservative was "cool." Huh, that's a new one.
Politics and blatant self promotion usually go hand in hand, but not so much when it comes to Twitter and our fine elected representatives.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.
The national elections aren't the only pivotal races this year
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
Whether or not Mike Hatch takes Lori Swanson up on her offer to come work with her, and for her, the Attorney General's office is in good hands.