A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Taking the veterans out of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, putting Leo in Blink, dressing up in tin foil for free food, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
The polls were right. As had been forecast for weeks, incumbent St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly was trounced yesterday, 69 to 31 percent. He received just 18,203 votes, compared with 40,601 for challenger Chris Coleman. It ... More >>
With municipal elections less than a week away, most political observers are focused intently on the mayoral races in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Not the St. Paul Police Federation. In a bizarre move, the union issued a press release this afternoon announcing that it has endorsed Ramsey County She ... More >>
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's endangered re-election campaign is ratcheting up the rhetoric. In a mailing received by St. Paul voters this week, his opponent Chris Coleman is pictured with his mouth zippered shut. The headline on the piece reads, "Chris Coleman has a plan to raise taxes and spend you ... More >>
Can the St. Paul mayor rebound from an awful primary showing?
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A congressman returns DeLay PAC money, the Danish Air Force compensates a part-time Santa over a dead reindeer, Brian Wilson on your phone, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
It's one thing to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It's another thing for incumbent St. Paul mayor Randy Kelly to sell his recent two-to-one primary defeat at the hands of Chris Coleman as a deliberate part of his reelection strategy. Yet that didn't keep Kelly and his crew from talking up th ... More >>
Boss Kelly's budget smacks of election-year politics
Both daily newspapers ran stories today highlighting the fact that St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly has raised an eye-popping $840,000 for his re-election campaign and has nearly half of that money on hand. Which sort of explains why glossy, full-color Kelly mailings have been piling up in the mailboxes o ... More >>
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's budget speech yesterday garnered front-page headlines because he proposed raising property taxes for the first time in a dozen years. If the Mayor gets his way, the three-percent bump in the levy will primarily be used to hire 25 additional cops next year. But neither ... More >>
St. Paul DFLers pick a well-heeled moderate to take on big, bad Randy Kelly
Hizzoner thumbs his nose at DFL, assesses opponents
News inversion grips Twin Cities metro; residents choke on stale stories In the Strib: Fear your children well: Following the Red Lake shootings, a second metro-area student has been suspended for making threats; a sign of the times we haven't seen much in a while: garbage house discovered in St. P ... More >>
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly sent out an interesting letter to the city's DFL'ers last week. The gist of the missive was that Kelly won't be seeking the party's endorsement at the April 30th citywide convention. This was no surprise given that the incumbent had no chance in hell of actually garnering ... More >>
Ortega and Coleman are neck-and-neck during the endorsing season. Will one emerge to seriously challenge Bush's favorite Democrat?
Who Will Take On Mayor Kelly? The answer to that question remains decidedly murky with just a month left before the St. Paul DFL mayoral endorsing convention. Last night was the final ward convention and the two top contenders--Chris Coleman and Rafael Ortega--remain virtually deadlocked. In the f ... More >>
FRIDAY MORNING NEWS CRUISE: WAL-MART NO, WOLFIE YES, AND THE SHOCKING DETAILS OF THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Milliona ... More >>
[cross-posted, for now, at TCB] Wal-Mart no, Wolfie yes, and the shocking details of the St. Patrick's Day Massacre In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Mill ... More >>
It's Kelly vs. the City Council in a war of no words
In endorsing Bush, Randy Kelly speaks from both sides of his mouth
The Twins remain the class of a horrible division
Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?
Was Anne Briseño fired because of budget cuts or because she criticized mayor Kelly's son?
St. Paul considers safeguards against federal immigration policies
Two of Kelly's heroes whiff; One makes history
Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup
St. Paul built a new hockey arena for the Wild and a new convention center for the city. Guess which one is losing money?
The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed
The mayor's race between Randy Kelly and Jay Benanav is too close to call
Corrections Corporation of America is a darling of Wall Street and the country's largest private prison company. Now it wants to run Minnesota's newest prison.
How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.