A Reserved Tom Emmer Ends 1st Congressional YearWhen Tom Emmer burst — vociferously — onto Minnesota's political scene a decade ago, the Republican's style rocketed him through the state Legislature and brought him within a whisker of the governor's office. He retreated following that 2010 loss to conservative talk radio, but has been back at it as a congressman for the state's 6th District for a year.
Talking Points: Franken On Paris Climate AgreementThe historic climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend means that for the first time in history nearly every nation in the world has agreed to work towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions and slow the rate at which the earth is warming.
Wis. Congressman Paul Ryan Declares Candidacy For House SpeakerRep. Paul Ryan is formally declaring his candidacy for speaker of the House after getting unified support from across the Republican conference.
Stewart Mills Announces 2nd Run For Minnesota's 8th DistrictStewart Mills has officially announced he is in the race for Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Mills ran in 2014, opposite incumbent Democratic congressman Rick Nolan. Although he lost to Nolan, the votes came within 3,600.
Dem Rep. Atkins Skips Run For Minnesota Congressional SeatVeteran Minnesota state Rep. Joe Atkins is passing on a run for Congress.The seven-term Democrat said Thursday he wouldn't seek the suburban seat being vacated by Republican Rep. John Kline. Atkins says he's looking at running for a different office in the future, but declined to say which.
Pope's Historic Address Gets Special Focus For Catholic StudentsCatholic students in the Twin Cities stopped to listen in school Thursday to Pope Francis’ address to Congress.
Mills Prepares For Round 2 Against Nolan For Congress SeatA GOP challenger is preparing for a second crack at U.S. Rep Rick Nolan. Businessman Stewart Mills lost Minnesota's 8th Congressional District to Nolan last year by less than 2 percentage points. Their race was one of the most expensive contests in the country.
Smaller-Than-Expected Field For Rep. Kline's Seat Grows By 1An open congressional seat once expected to set off a stampede of hopefuls so far hasn't attracted many candidates. Former Republican state Sen. John Howe announced his campaign for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday.
Mary Pawlenty Announces Decision Not To Run For CongressFormer Minnesota District Court Judge Mary Pawlenty has announced that she will not run for congress.
Mary Pawlenty Weighs Minnesota Congressional BidEx-judge and former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is weighing a run for Congress in a district that won't have an incumbent on the 2016 ballot.
Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. PaulProtests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.
Nolan In For Another Term In CongressU. S. Rep. Rick Nolan plans to seek another term representing Minnesota's 8th congressional district next year. The 71-year-old DFL congressman is in his fifth term in the House and his second representing the voters of northeastern and central Minnesota. Nolan narrowly defeated Mills Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills in the swing district in November. A Republican candidate has not yet emerged.