The Republicans running for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s job are employing new lines of criticism against the incumbent each day as they attempt to elevate their own standing ahead of the August primary that will determine his fall foe.
The Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is uncomfortable with the kind of perks the Super Bowl Committee may have promised the NFL. They require snow plow priority, summer golf courses and even world-class bowling alleys for an NFL celebrity tournament.
Republicans may have already had their nominating convention, but four candidates remain in the race for Minnesota Governor. The four will face off in an Aug. 12 primary that is expected to have a turnout of only 10 percent of eligible voters.
Four of the last five Minnesota governors ran for office without the endorsement of the major Republican or Democratic parties. Including Mark Dayton In 2010, the Democrats partied inside their convention, and banned Mark Dayton from going inside.
Republican candidates for governor Wednesday piled on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for “pandering” after he served breakfast to children.
A suddenly competitive primary for state auditor has some top Minnesota Democrats rallying behind two-term incumbent Rebecca Otto while others aren’t ready to discount Matt Entenza, the former state legislator who has statewide campaign experience.
Four Republicans say they will run in the August primary for Minnesota governor. That’s after the GOP convention last weekend endorsed Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor, and Mike McFadden for the U.S. Senate.
While Mike McFadden may face very limited opposition in an August primary, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will face three other Republicans in what promises to be a hotly contested primary in August.
Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state’s Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state’s minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.
For Minnesota Republicans, this weekend’s convention in Rochester won’t deliver a typical knockout punch to all of the candidates who fail to get the endorsement of the party faithful.
Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
A new Minnesota law aims to protect the state from hazards created by increasing amounts of oil passing through Minnesota by rail and pipeline. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The law requires railroad and oil pipeline companies operating in Minnesota to help pay for training and emergency preparedness programs.
A bill making Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
>Instant-play lottery games won’t be available on the Internet or Minnesota gas pumps as of November if legislation ready for final votes prevails.