Mark Dayton showed the widest lead over Tom Emmer in the Star Tribune pollRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer has again come up with the short end of the stick in a statewide poll compared to his Democratic rivals. A Star Tribune poll released over the weekend shows Mark Dayton, Marga ... More >>
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Mike Hatch mines the middle ground—and never mentions the T-word
Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?
At conservative think tank, staffers stand up for ex-boss, get canned
A onetime mayoral opponent plots a return to City Hall
Kiffmeyer's "friends and family" election observer corps stirs controversy
What they're saying about madam secretary
Will Mary Kiffmeyer leave Minnesota's election system looking worse than a hanging chad?
It's time the republican think tank center of the American experiment lost its tax-exempt status
Was election day a death knell for the Green and Independence parties?
Let's get our priorities straight, people
Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age
The mayor's race between Randy Kelly and Jay Benanav is too close to call
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
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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.