By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen AP ImagesLarson was the CEO and treasurer for the 2008 Republican National Convention host committee.In 2008, St. Paul hosted the Republican National Convention. Republican strategist Jeff Larson was the CEO and treasurer of the host committee, which raised $65 ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
The host committee continued to spend long after the convention.In this week's feature, "RNC Piggy Bank", we examine how the host committee for the 2008 Republican National Convention has been spending its leftover donations since the convention. Though the bulk of the surplus donations went ... More >>
Ramsey County sheriff releases records to City Pages
City PagesTerrorism documents?Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher denies lying about creating more than 70 official terrorism reports ahead of the 2008 Republican National Convention. And he's produced a sheaf of what he describes as the reports in question. We published all of them today. ... More >>
Photo courtesy Friends of the RNC 8Garrett Fitzgerald, Max Specktor, Nathanael Secor and Rob CzernikTwo years after they were arrested in a gun's-drawn raid by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Rob Czernik, Max Specktor, Garrett Fitzgerald and Nathanael Secor of the RNC 8 have reached p ... More >>
The man accused of dropping a 50-pound sandbag onto Interstate 94 during the Republican National Convention pleaded guilty Monday.
The man accused of creating Molotov cocktails for the Republican National Convention will have to stand trial again next month after the jury was "hopelessly deadlocked".
Besides violence and chanting, reporters got to experience other human acts they probably only see performed hands-free in the privacy of their own bathro ... More >>
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You've probably noticed that there are new people in town. Many wear silly hats. Others wear gas masks. It's the Republican National Convention, kids! And we're blogging it at Meet the protestors on their way from the DNC to the RNC
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
Meet the deranged, debauched and deluded characters coming to Minneapolis and St. Paul for the RNC
These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of
A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address
A D.C.-based money-in-politics watchdog group has just released a comparison of the five metro areas vying to host the '08 national political conventions. Minneapolis/St. Paul is one.
Is a national convention a good idea for the Twin Cities, or just its pols?
Enjoy your new home, and please call haz-mat crews before digging; do jets really need reverse thrusters? In the Strib: Minneapolis lays plans for citywide wireless network; pimpin' for a casino at the Mall of America is hard work; rising oil prices put a crimp in Minnesota's economic projections; a ... More >>