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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson picked up the intensity in a debate Wednesday before a northwestern Minnesota crowd, arguing about taxes, an oil pipeline and economic growth. Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet also took part in the 90-minute event — the second of five scheduled debates.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are taking the stage for a second debate that will also include the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet. Wednesday night’s debate in Moorhead is the second in a series of five in October. The election is four weeks off.
The Republican and Democratic candidates competing for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District both expressed a willingness to cross the aisle to get things done Tuesday in Rochester during their first debate ahead of the November election. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz said he was willing to turn his back on party leadership in favor of his constituents.
The first of five debates in the Minnesota governor’s race has Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Jeff Johnson and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet headed to Rochester.
A debate doubleheader is on tap in Minnesota. Rivals for the state’s U.S. Senate seat and governor’s mansion are finally in the same rooms Wednesday for debates in their respective races.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about the race Thursday during his annual appearance at the FarmFest trade show.
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The candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties. The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday’s four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio.
With just three weeks left in this year’s session, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a new version of the bill that includes a state study on how medical marijuana availability would impact Minnesota.
A Minnesota House committee has approved a plan that would legalize medical marijuana, but it still faces a long road in the Legislature.
Minnesota lawmakers have the kind of problem on their hands that, at first glance, would appear to be a good thing. Friday the state announced a surprising $1.23 billion surplus. But the debate about what to do with the surplus is so intense its even pitting members of the same party against each other.
Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.
About 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota’s first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet’s proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.
A Minnesota legislator who has taken a visible role in public safety and gun issues says he won’t run for a 10th term in the 2014 election. State Rep. Michael Paymar announced Wednesday he will leave the Legislature after his current term expires.