Democratic voters in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having choices in a primary election for the first time in two decades.
Supporters of an unprecedented effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office said they will turn in more than enough signatures Tuesday to force the Republican into a recall election barely a year into his first term.
In the rented offices of the Dunn County Democratic party, the signs and posters are put away, and stacks of “Recall Walker” cardboard pickets are neatly stacked in piles, leaning against the walls.
A proposed remake of a Minnesota congressional district map would lump Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum into a district with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, the presidential hopeful who hasn’t ruled out another bid for Congress should her current campaign fail.
A longtime Democratic state senator from Brooklyn Park has stopped cancer treatment and is in hospice care.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s push to involve Minnesota in the federal health care overhaul has resulted in a $187.4 million grant to keep elderly and disabled Medicaid patients out of institutional care.
A Hibbing attorney has won a Democratic primary for a Minnesota House seat last held by former state Rep. Tony Sertich.
Minneapolis is among four cities being considered to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention.