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Facing Tough Challenge, Peterson Has $523K Banked

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson has raised more money in the past three months than he did in at this stage in his previous campaign. But he has less in the bank compared with the same time in 2012.

04/14/2014

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Wall Surveyed Between Minn. Candidates, Groups

Political groups are eagerly awaiting a determination from Minnesota regulators about how involved candidates can be in fundraising for independent groups. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board was taking up the topic Tuesday.

02/11/2014

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GOP’s Ortman Raises $130K In Last 3 Months Of ’13

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman reports raising about $130,000 in the last three months of 2013 in her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Ortman released new fundraising details Tuesday.

02/04/2014

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Minn. Campaigns, Parties Stock Up For 2014 Clash

Newly filed fundraising reports show money is already flowing fast into the tanks of Minnesota candidates, parties and outside groups to pay for manpower, mailings and TV commercials this campaign season. Among governor hopefuls, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton had the biggest haul and more socked away than his seven Republican challengers combined. Democratic party units were in a generally stronger position than their GOP counterparts.

02/03/2014

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WCCO Radio Collects $250K For ‘Let’s Kick Hunger Day’

WCCO Radio announced Thursday it raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in its one-day “Let’s Kick Hunger” event at the Mall of America. The station raised $250,181 on the day, which brought the five-year total for the fundraising campaign to more than $1 million.

01/31/2014

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Lou Nanne To Lead Gophers Sports Fundraising

Former University of Minnesota hockey star Lou Nanne, now a prominent Gophers booster, has been picked to lead the school’s fundraising campaign for enhanced athletic facilities. The university announced the news on Monday. With a separate practice building for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the top of the list, the Gophers are pursuing $190 million in private money to upgrade their sports programs. Football practice facility renovation is also a high priority. Nanne will lead a new volunteer leadership council that will assist the athletic department in meeting the needs of the athletes, coaches and programs.

12/09/2013

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MOA Hosts 6th Annual Walk To End Hunger, Raises $305K

A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.

11/28/2013

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‘Rock The Red Kettle’ Campaign Kicks Off The Search For Green

The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. “We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people,” Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.

11/09/2013

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Twins Announce Plans For 1st-Ever TwinsFest At Target Field

The Minnesota Twins along with the Twins Community Fund announced Tuesday additional details for “TwinsFest at Target Field,” which they are calling a “new twist” on a longstanding Minnesota baseball tradition.

10/29/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Has $1.2M For Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he raised $700,000 for his campaign in the last three months, and has $1.2 million in the bank as he seeks to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.

10/10/2013

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Local Rapper Dessa’s Van Burglarized On Tour In NY

A local music star is suffering a big loss while on the road. According to Doomtree.net, the tour van of rapper and singer Dessa was burglarized Friday night, with thieves stealing crucial equipment for their shows. The singer/songwriter says her band lost computers, camera gear, merchandise and cash. It happened during a tour stop in Buffalo, N.Y. As police search for the stolen gear, Dessa started a fundraising page to replace those items. Fans have already contributed more than $20,000 as of Saturday evening.

09/21/2013

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Minn. Gov To Rely More On Fundraising In ’14 Race

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, known for being his own biggest political benefactor, said Wednesday he doesn’t plan to use personal money in his 2014 re-election campaign on quite the scale of his last two campaigns.

06/05/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Dribbling 400 Miles Across MN For Social Change

I’ll be honest. Yes, it’s my job to research and report on amazing stories such as the duo who’ll traverse Minnesota’s 400 miles by dribbling from International Falls to the Iowa border, as part of a fundraiser to construct an inner city soccer pitch, complete with urban gardens to promote a community’s health, and even pride.

05/24/2013

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Baldwin Featured At Dems’ Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.

04/20/2013

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Good Question: What Is Winning The NCAA Tourney Worth?

While getting to the Final Four is a big deal, winning it is even bigger. But how much do schools directly benefit from winning the championship game?

04/09/2013

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