You may not be thinking politics right now, but in just eight days Minnesota votes will go the polls to cast ballots in the Aug. 12 primary. Turnout is expected to be very low and that has candidates scrambling for support.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid nearly $106,000 in state and federal taxes last year, and upped his charitable giving, too. Dayton released his 2013 tax returns on Wednesday, following his routine of doing so since he was a candidate in 2010.
A Republican running for Minnesota governor needed surgery after suffering abdominal pain Monday morning. Jeff Johnson’s campaign said Johnson went to urgent care and after an initial consultation with doctors, it was decided that he needed surgery and he was then moved to the Maple Grove Hospital.
The normally quiet Minnesota state auditor’s race is suddenly heating up. Former Minnesota House leader Matt Entenza filed last-minute papers to run against fellow Democrat Rebecca Otto, who has been state auditor for the last eight years.
A scramble began Monday among four Republicans angling to be Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall opponent as the GOP headed for its first competitive gubernatorial primary in two decades. Party leaders are hopeful the 10-week race doesn’t turn nasty and hobble the eventual nominee. What the voter pool looks like come August is anyone’s guess.
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Minnesota public employees who snoop in private information could soon face tougher consequences if they’re caught. A bill on Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk mandates that only public employees whose jobs require obtaining, accessing or viewing people’s non-public data may do so. Public employees are prohibited from using the private information in any way not outlined in their job descriptions.
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll be working from home for a couple more weeks as he recovers from a recent hip surgery.
The Republican candidates for governor and senator who won bellwether straw polls among crowded fields sought Wednesday to capitalize on the early show of support from party activists.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he is returning to Mayo Clinic in Rochester because of continued problems with one of his hips.
State Sen. Dave Thompson reports having raised $120,000 last year toward his 2014 run for Minnesota governor. The Republican offered his tally Monday on his campaign website but didn’t say how much he has remaining after covering expenses.
Democrat Mark Dayton overcame a Republican electoral tide to narrowly win the Minnesota governor’s office in 2010. He doesn’t expect any easier time when defending his job this fall.
Some Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state’s top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor’s pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature’s vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.
A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.