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Independence Party Role In ’14 Minn. Gov Race: TBD

No Minnesota governor in almost two decades has won with a majority of the statewide vote, thanks mostly to a plucky third party whose candidates have been difference makers or, in the case of Jesse Ventura, the stunning victor.

06/16/2013

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GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”

06/05/2013

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Dayton Picks Spokeswoman To Run 2014 Campaign

Gov. Mark Dayton’s current chief spokeswoman will run his 2014 reelection campaign. Katharine Tinucci assumed the job of press secretary when Dayton took office. She had been communications director and deputy manager for Dayton’s 2010 campaign.

05/31/2013

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Are They Biting At Fishing Opener In Park Rapids?

Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”

05/11/2013

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Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage

An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.

04/25/2013

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Bill To Crack Down On Fake 911 Calls Heads To Gov.

Minnesota lawmakers want the state to start cracking down on phony 911 calls.

04/19/2013

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Minn.’s Kline Says No To Senate, Governor Run

Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.

04/19/2013

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Amid Turbulent Session, Dayton Looks To Reelection

Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves.

03/31/2013

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Pawlenty Talks Gridlock And Sports On WCCO Morning News

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty splits his time these days in Washington DC for work and at home in the Twin Cities.

03/19/2013

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Effort Afoot To Spur Another Emmer Bid For Gov.

Some Republicans are pining for a repeat campaign for Minnesota governor by former state Rep. Tom Emmer.

02/04/2013

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Dayton: Arming Teachers ‘Defies Common Sense’

Days after the tragedy of the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the Governor of Minnesota says there’s not much the state can do to regulate weapons.

12/17/2012

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Dayton Has Lunch Date With New Sen. GOP Leader

It’s round two of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s culinary diplomacy. The Democratic governor had a lunch date Friday with state Sen. David Hann.

12/14/2012

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Ventura Supporting Author Who Says Oswald Didn’t Shoot JFK

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.

12/04/2012

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Looking Back: Mark Rosen Runs For Governor, Changes MN Politics

Politics have changed a bit since 1986. Back then, we didn’t have social media, the Internet or very many third-party candidates. So on the eve of this year’s election, we look back at an unusual one.

11/05/2012

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Wis. Gov. Walker Vs. Union: What’s Next?

Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker was in St. Paul Sunday night for a midwest governor’s conference to promote foreign investment, and couldn’t hide from questions about a judge’s decision striking down his law that took away collective bargaining rights of unions.

09/16/2012

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