Former AG Mike Hatch. His daughter Anne was found dead in Chicago.The Cook County Medical Examiner's office said this afternoon that Anne Hatch, the 27-year-old daughter of former Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch, died of a suicide in Chicago. She was found in her North Michigan Avenue ... More >>
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
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.
It wasn't surprising to hear that Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak isn't closing the door on a potential bid for the U.S. Senate against Norm Coleman in 2008.
Many fell and few are likely to rise again
Election Leftovers 2006: outtakes from an evening of politico galas
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
A postmortem Q&A with Ron Carey, head of Minnesota's Republican party.
UPDATE: Pat Kessler, the host of WCCO-TV's Reality Check segment on political ads, has named "Mike Hatch Eats Kittens" the best fake ad of the campaign season. Thank'ee kindly, good sir.
Have you noticed that Mike Hatch's attacks on Tim Pawlenty's record as governor have been met every step of the way by countercharges that Hatch is not a very nice man? So have we. The second ad of the campaign season from Concerned Citizens of City Pages. Disclaimers: Mike Hatch does not eat kitt ... More >>
A law-and-order Christian conservative most people have never heard of tries to wrest the AG's office away from the DFL
The Independence Party candidate wants us all to have a keepsake of his finest performance on the campaign trail; which will become a surefire yard sale item on November 8 whether he wins or loses.
Mike Hatch mines the middle ground—and never mentions the T-word
Minnesota bloggers across the political spectrum are chiming in on the outcomes of yesterday's primary election. Not surpisingly, the chatter was focused on Rep. Keith Ellison's victory in the 5th Congressional District DFL primary.
Of all the weird curves primary voters could have thrown last night, the respective Republican and DFL races for Attorney General top the list. Who would have predicted that perennial candidate Sharon Anderson would score a higher percentage of her party's votes on the Republican side than DFL endor ... More >>
Mike Hatch throws a bizarre—though hardly baseless—jab at the Star Tribune
DFL attorney general endorsee Matt Entenza, under siege lately for his wife's HMO ties (first detailed in a January City Pages cover story, here) and the blowback from his dirt-digging against Mike Hatch, abruptly withdrew from the AG race this morning. The text of his statement appears below the ... More >>
Given that both are from the same party, and that Entenza is now running to replace Hatch while Hatch moves on to run against Governor Tim Pawlenty, Entenza's motivation for the surreptitious investigation seems on the surface to be a real head-scratcher.
Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?
LG announcement to come a day after Independence Party convention rounds out the endorsed candidates for governor.
With the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, will Mike Hatch have to play nice?
After his role in the stadium debate, can Steve Kelley still get the DFL gubernatorial nod?
Can a gun–toting Gold Star mom and state senator topple Tim Pawlenty?
If there were a problem with a life-saving medical device implanted in your heart, someone would tell you, right? Tom Hatch thought so. He was wrong.
The protest rally outside United Health Group headquarters this morning turned out to be a big dud.
In the past seven years the Minnesota attorney general's office has earned a rep as one of the country's toughest HMO watchdogs. So does it matter that Matt Entenza, the DFL's heir apparent to the job, is married to one of the most powerful executives in
States prove effective at curtailing abusive mortgages; Congress quick to strike back There are people who own homes, are veterans of a foreign war, pay taxes and maybe, just maybe, vote who weren't alive the last time Congress took any action regarding banks other than to loosen regulations--and c ... More >>
Minnesota, once unquestionably blue, recently red, is now simply shades of gray.
Pawlenty, Hatch, and the casino question There's more at stake here than $200 million for cash-starved state coffers Yesterday Minnesota AG Mike Hatch issued an opinion calling unconstitutional the Pawlenty plan for partnering with northern Minnesota tribal governments to build a metro-area casino ... More >>
The Strib: fair and balanced, or crazy like a Fox? The story that ceased to be Regular visitors to startribune.com may have noticed an abrupt about-face in the paper's January 31 story about Mike Hatch's four-volume report on the non-profit Fairview Health Systems. The report, which offered a scath ... More >>
It was no secret that Jason Molacek heard voices telling him to murder. Cops, counselors, his parents--they all knew. So why didn't anyone stop him before he shot his mom to death?
State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons
Two lawyers challenge the governor's new policy on sex offenders
Republicans learn to love imported Canadian drugs
Earn $150 to $450 an hour!
Now Minnesotans can be as nasty as they wanna be
Everyone applauded when the attorney general took a neo-Nazi letter writer to court. But is he pushing the constitutional envelope?
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
DFL endorsement was su.pposed to catapult Ember Reichgott Junge to the top of the primary heap, but insiders say the AG candidate's campaign is sinking like a lead balloon