In their first one-on-one debate of the campaign, two candidates for Minnesota governor squared off in Duluth Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, turned up the heat on each other over which candidate better understands the struggles of middle class voters. But unexpectedly, another big issue just keeps coming back: the Vikings stadium.
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In the wide ranging interview, Dayton responds to questions about developments in Texas where a health care worker has been diagnosed with Ebola, to the controversy surrounding his support for a tax on gasoline, as well as claims by his opponent that he does not know what is in the bills he has signed.
The annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener took place in Worthington, Minn. Saturday. Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day hunting and was joined by Minnesota veterans for the Wounded Warriors hunt.
Democrats Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton are hoping for a boost from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton headlined a get-out-the-vote rally at the University of Minnesota on Friday, calling on young voters to break the pattern of low turnout for Democrats in midterm elections. Speaking to an auditorium packed with college students, Dayton and Franken emphasized policies they’ve pushed to help students.
Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is as ready as possible to handle an outbreak of Ebola. Dayton met Thursday with cabinet members, airport representatives and health officials to assess the level of the state’s preparedness. The case of Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Wednesday of Ebola in Texas, has raised concerns around the country.
Gov. Mark Dayton is clarifying his call for new gasoline taxes to fund transportation projects.
Republican challenger Jeff Johnson is stepping up his criticism of Gov. Mark Dayton with a new ad painting the Democrat as an uninvolved leader.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton pledged Friday to carry on his “no excuses, no exceptions” promise to boost public school funding each year if re-elected this fall. His Republican challenger Jeff Johnson told school leaders they can expect more flexibility with state dollars if he wins.
A great day in Wayzata for the BE PINK kickoff breakfast. Click the link above to hear some of the highlights!
A debate doubleheader is on tap in Minnesota. Rivals for the state’s U.S. Senate seat and governor’s mansion are finally in the same rooms Wednesday for debates in their respective races.
This year’s service will honor Fire Chief Matthew Frantz, of Rice Lake.
Lifelong pheasant hunter Gov. Mark Dayton plans to convene Minnesota’s first-ever Pheasant Summit later this year to discuss ways to grow the state’s pheasant population.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is airing his first political campaign ad of the year. He takes credit for “coaching” Minnesota to an economic turnaround. But did that really happen? The ad shows Dayton behind the bench, coaching a hockey team (Minnesota) that was down, but not out. It’s mostly true, but it leaves out important details.
Minnesota Democrats have the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to maintain a firm grip on state government power, according to fundraising reports made public Wednesday.