Rudy Perpich

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    How the MN Board of Pharmacy advocated for and against medical marijuana research

    The idea to replace a statewide medical marijuana distribution system with a research study may have originated not with Gov. Mark Dayton's staff, but with the state's Board of Pharmacy. If that news isn't surprising, consider this: Although the board takes no official position on the medical eff ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2013

    Patty Wetterling questions sex offender laws

    The outspoken activist has a change of heart over the wide-reaching scope of laws she helped put into action

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Allen Quist and his dinosaur aren't riding off just yet: He's running for open House seat

    After Allen Quist lost to Tim Walz in November, we eulogized his three-decade career in Minnesota politics with a post entitled, "Allen Quist rides into the sunset on dinosaur he believes lived concurrently with humans."SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Dakota County Judge Michael Sovis allegedly ran into five parked cars, had BAL of 0.28

    Longtime Dakota County Judge Michael Sovis was over three times the legal limit when he was arrested for driving drunk just around 8 p.m. Christmas Eve evening.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashboard footage [VIDEO] Officers responding to reports of a black L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Tom Emmer concedes governor's race to Mark Dayton [UPDATE]

    Tom Emmer says it's time to move on.​Given the steady drip, drip, drip of his failed ballot challenges and dead-end legal maneuvers since Election Day, it almost seems anticlimactic that Republican Tom Emmer has finally concluded that his race for governor is lost. A lot of GOP insiders, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Tom Emmer quitting race. Mark Dayton will govern Minnesota

    Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.​It's over. Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer will concede the race to Democrat Mark Dayton in an official announcement at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in his hometown of Delano. Emmer decided to quit his recount battle against Dayton just h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Minneapolis Police Federation endorses Mark Dayton

    Mark Dayton scores another law-and-order win.​The 900-member strong Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is moving from the red to the blue column, announcing today that it was endorsing Democrat Mark Dayton for governor.

  • News

    July 21, 2010

    Matt Entenza just might win

    DFL dark horse outspends rivals

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    R.T. Rybak launches campaign for governor

    The Minneapolis mayor kicks off his campaign for governor at the Varsity Theater.

  • News

    October 14, 2009

    Paul Thissen is statehouse's smartest, but is he ready to be governor?

    The well-liked brainiac is quickly turning from race's darkhorse to its thoroughbred

  • News

    September 23, 2009

    Highway 8 to Hazelden among state's most dangerous

    Getting to life-saving drug and alcohol rehab center could kill you

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Alan Page announces judges to hear Coleman suit

    Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page made his three ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Feeling Minnesota

    Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.

  • News

    February 14, 2007

    The Smiling Face of Pain

    The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Swanson competitive in DFL Attorney General Fundraising

    The DFL primary for Attorney General is shaping up as a two-person contest, but it will be Kelley and Swanson instead of Kelley and Luther as the serious candidates.

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Spoiler

    Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?

  • News

    June 14, 2006

    The Pit Bull as Pragmatist

    With the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, will Mike Hatch have to play nice?

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    United He Stands

    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

  • Restaurants

    August 31, 2005


    The only place you'll find Schumacher's famous Czech-German cuisine today is twixt the mighty Midway and Ye Old Mill

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    Dead Set on Destruction

    Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Pawlenty's Education Switcheroo

    Keep a close eye on my left hand...

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Take It Up with the Judge

    Judge Harvey Ginsberg seems to have a little anger problem

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    No Pain, No Gain

    It's not torture when Americans are doing it

  • News

    September 24, 2003

    The Cost of Conventional Wisdom

    Minneapolis loses millions on convention center; federal mediation confidential

  • News

    October 30, 2002
  • Sports

    April 10, 2002

    Let the Games Begin

    The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition

  • News

    January 24, 2001

    Meet Judge Cupcake

    Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

  • Arts

    July 12, 2000

    A Clockwork Purple

    How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him

  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sunfish Lake: The Phantom Menace

    NSP says its power-line project is just a routine upgrade. Scientists promise there's nothing to fear. But in this tony St. Paul suburb, there's talk of miscarriages, cancer, and lawsuits.

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Love Stings

    Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.

  • 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

    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • 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

    February 11, 1998

    Seven-Year Itch

    Critics say Minnesota's vaunted effort to make courts fairer is all talk and no action.

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Bench Warrant

    Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Greg Wersal says state rules barring judicial hopefuls from raising funds are disingenuous. "You think judges don't know who's buttering their bread?"

  • News

    July 16, 1997

    What Makes Barbara Run

    Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.

  • Sports

    March 26, 1997
  • News

    November 20, 1996

    Last Man Standing

    In the 25 years that he's served as Hennepin County's first and only chief public defender, Bill Kennedy has earned a tough-as-nails reputation for the way he defends his clients, his staff, and himself. This year he's pitted against Hennepin County prose

  • News

    July 3, 1996
  • Books

    October 11, 1995