Public Policy

Republicans wrestle Minnesota House majority from Democrats

While Democrats in Minnesota had plenty to cheer about with the re-elections of Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and other statewide constitutional officers, Republicans...

November 05, 2014

Familiar faces: Minnesota congressional races go (mostly) to incumbents

Only one of the eight congressional races in Minnesota turned out to be a nail biter – the 8th District – and in the end, the incumbent won. The other seven offered no surprises and little drama in...

November 05, 2014

Franken celebrates win, 'proud to be your senator'

Thanking the people of Minnesota for giving him a second term, U.S. Sen. Al Franken claimed victory Tuesday night in what turned out to be a surprisingly comfortable re-election win over Republican...

November 04, 2014

Mark Dayton re-elected governor

Minnesota voters have elected Mark Dayton to a second term as governor, according to the projections of several news outlets. BREAKING: Dem Mark Dayton wins re-election as governor of Minnesota...

November 04, 2014

Election Day: Where to vote and what to expect at the polls

Where and how to vote Polls across Minnesota are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Voting must be done at your designated polling place, which is based on your address. The Secretary of State...

November 04, 2014

Community group will raise funds to save redevelopment of Fergus Falls landmark

There was a late save for a historic building in Fergus Falls. The Fergus Falls Journal reports that a local group stepped forward Monday night with a plan to cover a funding gap in developing the...

November 04, 2014

Johnson, Dayton recap their differences in final debate of governor's race

Debating season has ended for the candidates in the race for governor of Minnesota. And the Associated Press reports the final face-off of the campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton and...

October 31, 2014

Lerner Building

What A Fight Over Windows Can Tell You About Historic Preservation

The preservation of landmark buildings is dictated as much by what we see through as what we see.

October 31, 2014

Gov. candidate Johnson opposes resolution criticizing 'Redskins' team name

The Hennepin County Board Tuesday took a symbolic stand against the use of the “Redskins” nickname by the NFL’s Washington team. Only one commissioner, Jeff Johnson, who is also...

October 28, 2014

Auditor: MNsure Complied With 'Most Legal Requirements,' But Lacked Adequate Controls

The state Legislative Auditor found problems with controls over marketing costs and collection of receipts.

October 28, 2014

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