Days after we reported about a controversy over Dennis Nguyen's alleged taste for strip clubs, he's pulled out of the Secretary of State race.Nguyen, a Republican who works in private equity, announced the move on his Facebook page this morning.
Laura Brod, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and current member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, has released a statement admitting a boudoir photo on the internet is her."The Brod Family loves each other, and we stand united against anyone who would seek to ... More >>
Between Michael Brodkorb and Bob Koss, the MNGOP sure knows how to hire 'em, don't they?SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer says disabled Purple Heart recipient John Kriesel has "no courage"-- Michael Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy Last night, Koss, a MNGOP Sena ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment months before he was fired in the wake of Amy Koch's resignation, a Republican state senator tells City Pages.Brodkorb, the Republican Senate caucus' former communications director, was "abusive," "vicious," and "threatening," according to our s ... More >>
Former Minnesota GOP Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum is an unpaid University of Minnesota regent. He is also executive assistant to the Senate GOP caucus.But according to two legal opinions released yesterday by the U of M, he should no longer do both."This systemic conflict cannot be eliminat ... More >>
Not so happy together.On the record, Tim Pawlenty's people say everything's hunky dory with fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, even though she leads him in most GOP presidential polls despite his carefully planned assault on the White House. "Any suggestion that this isn't a good relations ... More >>
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.
The national elections aren't the only pivotal races this year
Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
Gas prices wreak havoc on education budgets
Once again, MNCare would take the biggest hits
Clearly he's never seen The Evil Dead Mark Brunswick writes in today's Strib that Governor Tim Pawlenty has an idea for settling the legislature's budget stalemate: Take key House and Senate leaders deep into the woods and stay there in seclusion, with no hope of escape, until a deal is done. Republ ... More >>
Will Pawlenty's bad faith negotiations with tribal leaders make a casino deal go bust?
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
Pawlenty continues his slash-and-burn crusade to cut health care
How does Minnesota's fresh-minted 2003 budget make this a meaner place? Let us count the ways
For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...
It's time the republican think tank center of the American experiment lost its tax-exempt status
Did GOP delegates destroy their nominee's chances?
On the inside looking out, can Jesse Ventura win as a responsible renegade?
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
Public TV's capitol pledge drive
Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.
Jesse lit the fire. Now a group of legislators prepare to feed the unicameral blaze.
Minnesota has a code of ethics for its executive branch. It just doesn't apply to the governor.
Budget brawls and bulldog farts. Shock jocks and Satan's Cheerleaders. Jesse Ventura stars in the season's political blockbuster, but First Flack John Wodele directs the show.
Never mind taxes, spending, education: Where's the shower?
The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet
Since a 1993 campaign-finance reform, soft-money contributions to political parties has gone up, say Minneapolis Alliance for Progressive Action's Dave Mann and Ellen Weiss.