Dayton And Franken Talk Bird Flu At Central Minn. Turkey FarmsGov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.
Peterson: Reopening Farm Bill Would Be Bad IdeaU.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he anticipates being able to work out compromises on agricultural issues in the next Congress, but he has some concerns about the lineup of the next Senate Agriculture Committee.
Big Prize In Minnesota Election: State HouseElection Day arrived in Minnesota with Democrats feeling good about sweeping the biggest races in the state — for governor and U.S. Senate — and perhaps all of the statewide offices. But the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party was fighting a rear-guard action to hang on to the Minnesota House, with plenty of incumbents at risk and Republicans needing just seven seats to bring back divided government for the first time since 2012.
US Rep. Collin Peterson Survives Re-Election FightMinnesota's most senior member of Congress, Collin Peterson, has won his 13th term. Voters in western Minnesota's 7th District are sending Democrat Collin Peterson back to Washington after he withstood a vigorous challenge from GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom.
Governor, Senate, State House Are Minnesota PrizesMinnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what's at stake:
Reality Check: GOP Ad Linking Collin Peterson To Nancy PelosiNational Republicans are targeting Minnesota's 7th District with a barrage of last-minute TV ads. That's where Democratic U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is facing off with Republican Torrey Westrom.
Peterson, Leading Voice On Agriculture, Fights To Keep JobFor the first time in two decades, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson finds himself having to fight hard to keep his job and to avert a loss that could cost Minnesota one of Congress' most influential voices on farm matters. Peterson is the ranking minority member and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He has represented western Minnesota's 7th District for nearly 24 years and says it benefits from his clout.
Reality Check: Are Congressman's High-Flying Expenses Reasonable?Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, on the western edge of the state, is the unexpected focus of millions of dollars in political attack ads.
Peterson Ramps Up Fundraising For Firm Cash Lead Rep. Collin Peterson holds a steady cash advantage over his Republican challenger for his surprisingly competitive re-election bid.
Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an "out of touch millionaire." But if he's elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.
Reality Check: Why Is So Much Political Ad Money Being Spent In N. Minn.?The barrage of political campaign ads has begun in Minnesota. That's no surprise. What is unexpected, however, is all the early spending on two Minnesota Congressional seats. For more than two decades, 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson was untouchable-- and unbeatable. So why are Democrats spending a fortune to run this attack ad on his little known opponent, Torey Westrom?
Company Gets Waiver To Maintain Propane SuppliesThe Army Corp of Engineers has granted a waiver allowing a Benson petroleum company to move forward with a project designed to speed up a propane-infrastructure project. The waiver on behalf of Dooley Petroleum was requested by U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson