Sean Nienow

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    City Pages blogger plays e-pulltabs: A review

    I've devoted a lot of digital ink to the epic disappointments that are e-pulltabs, so last night, I figured, What the hell? I'll head to O'Gara's and give 'em a shot.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, demands investigation I'm a seasoned casino blackjack pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    E-pulltabs have raised as much money for the Vikings stadium as the tooth fairy

    Lawmakers projected that e-pulltabs would raise $35 million toward the state's contribution for the new Vikings stadium during their first year of existence. Turns out that forecast was about $35 million too optimistic.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, demands investigation

    The e-pulltabs that are supposed to fund the state's $348 million contribution for the new Vikings stadium were initially projected to generate $35 million by the end of this year. As the Star Tribune reported last Sunday, that projection was largely the handiwork of the very gambling companies that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    MNGOPers introduce anti-drone legislation

    Three Republican senators want to curb law enforcement agencies' power to use drones without warrants. SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE]A bill introduced by Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, and Dan Hall, R-Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Minnesota Supreme Court rejects GOP shutdown lawsuit

    ​The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled four Republican senators jumped the gun in saying that Gov. Mark Dayton is overstepping his constitutional bounds by involving the courts in government shutdown contingency plans. That's because no state money has been ordered to be spent, so there's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Mark Dayton wants shutdown contingency to include payments to health providers

    ​Gov. Mark Dayton will expanded his list of essential services in a possible state government shutdown today, petitioning Ramsey County Court to include payments to health care and financial assistance workers providing services to those on state aid. "We recognize the lack of assured provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Raw milk: Sens. Nienow, Dahms, and Robling want easier access

    kthread on FlickrRaw Milk: some lawmakers want more of it​State senators Sean Nienow, Gary Dahms, and Claire Robling are pushing legislation to make raw milk more widely available in Minnesota, even though the state health department says drinking it poses a serious health risk. The bill would al ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2009

    Michele Bachmann: Crazy like a fox

    The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    Religious right pressure cooker gets to Koering

    The openly gay Republican senator flip-flopped on the anti-gay marriage bill, voting on Monday to break with normal senate procedure (and his previously held position) and sent the bill directly to the senate floor for a vote.