An attack ad supported by the House Majority PAC (HMP) portrays Republican Eighth District congressional candidate Stewart Mills as a rich dude who is "personally offended" by the notion that 1 percenters should pay substantially more in taxes than everyday folks.But the Mills campaign says the ad t ... More >>
Mayor Betsy Hodges's spokesperson, Kate Brickman, laid into KSTP last night for a report about purported tension between her boss and Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau.In "Minneapolis Mayor, Police Chief Deny Tense Working Relationship," Jay Kolls cites "multiple" unnamed sources who tell him ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: As Media Matters notes, despite Radford's denial, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is listed as a cosponsor of the conference on the Heartland Institute's website. As a result, Media Matters characterizes "the Hubbard team's response" as "a completely illogical dodge." Original post (Jun ... More >>
Shawn Towle is a credentialed Capitol reporter who posts stories occasionally at Checksandbalances.com. Some might call him left-leaning, but his personal politics isn't an issue -- after all, the openly conservative True North blog is also credentialed.The problem is that according to MNGOP officia ... More >>
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Barbara Carlson Gage: Professional daughters.Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage have done pretty well in what's called the "daughter business." The two women, heiresses to the Carlson hospitality fortune, are the richest people in Minnesota, according to Forbe ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
Let's consider trading places.This news makes us want to go out and rent "Trading Places" all over again. Forbes is out with its list of the world's most wildly wealthy tycoons. Itfigures there are 1,210 billionaires in the world, worth a total of $4.5 trillion -- a figure that beats the gro ... More >>
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
Having trouble figuring out the difference between incumbent Mayor R. T. Rybak and his challenger, Hennepin County commissioner Peter McLaughlin? Maybe a glimpse into who forks over the money for them to run will help you with your decision.
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.
Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.
John Derus, still smarting from his 1996 primary defeat and his misplaced election-day photo in the Star Tribune, claims state Supreme Court Justice Alan Page's ties to the Strib biased the outcome of Derus's case against the paper.
Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.
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