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 >>
The outspoken activist has a change of heart over the wide-reaching scope of laws she helped put into action
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
DFL dark horse outspends rivals
The Minneapolis mayor kicks off his campaign for governor at the Varsity Theater.
The well-liked brainiac is quickly turning from race's darkhorse to its thoroughbred
Getting to life-saving drug and alcohol rehab center could kill you
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
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.
Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?
With the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, will Mike Hatch have to play nice?
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
The only place you'll find Schumacher's famous Czech-German cuisine today is twixt the mighty Midway and Ye Old Mill
Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement
Keep a close eye on my left hand...
Judge Harvey Ginsberg seems to have a little anger problem
It's not torture when Americans are doing it
Minneapolis loses millions on convention center; federal mediation confidential
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition
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.
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.
How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him
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.
Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.
Critics say Minnesota's vaunted effort to make courts fairer is all talk and no action.
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?"
Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.
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