A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.
Nicollet: Debate Exclusion 'Violation Of Trust'Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet calls her exclusion from a governor's race debate "a violation of trust with the state of Minnesota."
McFadden To Deliver GOP's Weekly AddressMinnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will deliver the GOP's weekly rebuttal to President Obama. The party's radio address is generally delivered by sitting lawmakers or governors, although some candidates have given it before. The choice of McFadden — even before Tuesday's election to settle the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken — underlines his support in the national establishment.
Candidate For Minn. Governor Undergoes SurgeryA Republican running for Minnesota governor needed surgery after suffering abdominal pain Monday morning. Jeff Johnson's campaign said Johnson went to urgent care and after an initial consultation with doctors, it was decided that he needed surgery and he was then moved to the Maple Grove Hospital.
Hagedorn Changes Mind, Re-Enters Congress RaceA candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota's First Congressional District has changed his mind.
GOP's Ortman Raises $130K In Last 3 Months Of '13 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman reports raising about $130,000 in the last three months of 2013 in her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Ortman released new fundraising details Tuesday.
GOP's McFadden Has $1.7M On Hand For Senate Bid Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised another $780,000 for his campaign in the last three months of 2013 and has $1.7 million in the bank for his bid to run against incumbent Democrat Al Franken this year.
GOP Governor Candidate Demands MNsure Chief Resign A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota's health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections PostA political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.
Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota's next governor tried Thursday to one-up each other in calling to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.
GOP's Emmer Jumps Into Minn.'s 6th District RaceThe Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor's race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann's footsteps fighting what he called "the ever-growing size of government."
Teague Says Pitino Was A Candidate All Along Just over a week after making his first big hire at Minnesota, athletic director Norwood Teague says he couldn't be happier to have landed Richard Pitino as his basketball coach.