Talking Points: The 'Trump Effect' On Minnesota RacesIt’s a theory that if Donald Trump is the party's nominee, it could hurt moderate Republicans in local races.
Bonoff To Challenge Paulsen For Congressional SeatDFL State Senator Terri Bonoff announced her candidacy for Minnesota's 3rd District seat in the U.S. Congress Saturday morning. Bonoff, who has served in the Senate for 11 years, announced she is stepping down from the office at a DFL convention.
Is Paulsen's Seat In Play With Trump Candidacy?A Washington D.C. politics blog believes that a Minnesota seat in the U.S. House of Representatives might be primed to flip if Donald Trump gets the Republican presidential nomination.
New Program Lets Most Minnesotans File Taxes For FreeTax season is here an while filing may be a pain, it doesn't have to be expensive.
Talking Points: Substance Over Personal AttacksRonald Reagan used to talk about what he called the 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Those days are clearly long gone, as the Republican candidates continue to trade insults on the debate stage and on the campaign trail.
Budget Deal Brings Good News For Medical Device CompaniesA brewing federal budget deal brings good news for Minnesota's medical device companies.
Coleman's Son Eyes State Senate Seat For 2016Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's son is looking to get a start in politics. Jake Coleman announced on Tuesday a bid for a state Senate seat representing southwestern Twin Cities' exurbs as a Republican. GOP Sen. Julianne Ortman announced this year she won't run for a fifth term in the seat.
Sunday Growler Sales Start In MinneapolisIt's now easier to buy alcohol to-go on Sundays in Minneapolis. The city has joined a growing list of communities now allowing takeout sales of beer in growlers.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone PipelineAs gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
GOP's Paulsen Re-Elected To Congress In SuburbsRepublican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has won a fourth term representing Minnesota's west suburban 3rd District.
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.

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