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Transit coalition push includes $120 million ask for Greater Minnesota
December 11, 2018 - 6:03pm
ST. PAUL -- A Twin Cities coalition aiming to boost state investments in public transit said it will push for full funding of $120 million in...
Minn. Senate majority leader eyes partnerships, negotiations in split state Legislature
November 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
ST. PAUL — In the wake of the 2018 midterms, the political landscape has shifted significantly — though, if you asked state Sen. Paul Gazelka,...
Legalize pot? Gov.-elect Tim Walz says Minnesota should
November 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
ST. PAUL -- Going green could take on a new meaning in Minnesota if incoming Gov. Tim Walz has something to say about it. As more states legalize...
Dayton to return to St. Paul, denies hiding extended hospitalization at Mayo
November 20, 2018 - 1:19pm
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to return to Minnesota’s capital city a month after complications of a back surgery caused damage to his...
PUC moves Line 3 forward as pipeline opponents make case to Minnesota governor-elect
November 19, 2018 - 12:59pm
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission fully approved the certificate of need for the contentious Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline...
Walz, Johnson stick to common themes in central Minnesota forum
October 9, 2018 - 10:47pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — The views of Minnesota's future provided by its major candidates for governor could hardly be more different. During a...
Governor candidates give greater Minnesota a choice
July 26, 2018 - 9:37pm
MANKATO, Minn.—Greater Minnesota leaders left a governor candidate forum not surprised that they saw big differences in how the two parties...
The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for Minn. lieutenant governor
June 12, 2018 - 12:47pm
CROSSLAKE—At the spry age of 74, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, is becoming something of a practitioner of sudden reversals—at least...
Democrats to set stage for 'important' election
May 31, 2018 - 4:21pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Every election year comes the same rote statement: "It is the most important election in a generation." Minnesota Gov....
Partisan split threatens federal farm bill
April 18, 2018 - 4:25pm
WASHINGTON — The 2018 federal farm bill passed its first major hurdle with a decidedly partisan split over issues not directly agriculture...
Analysis: Democrats' Trumpphobia continues to energize Minnesota base
February 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
ST. PAUL — It is dangerous to draw too many conclusions from precinct caucuses, especially from non-binding straw polls conducted there, but...
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
ST. PAUL—Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stole the spotlight from Republican candidates in the governor's race Tuesday, Feb. 6, hours before...
Governor candidate Tim Walz releases tax returns going back decade
January 16, 2018 - 6:24pm
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor in November, released 10 years of personal federal and state...
Minnesota farmers wonder about health insurance as uncertainties cloud future
August 2, 2017 - 9:22pm
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Mike Orbeck may be lucky: He pretty much knows what his health insurance will be next year. Many of his fellow farmers...