Gov. Dayton Under Fire For Trip On State-Owned PlaneMinnesota's independent State Auditor said Gov. Mark Dayton broke a law when he took a political trip with a campaign staffer on the state-owned plane. While the Office of Legislative Auditor said Dayton broke a law, the report also admits that the law is very vague.
Esme's Blog: Mpls. Mayor's Race The Wackiest In MN History?Minnesota, of course, has had some pretty wacky elections. Topping them all, most would say, was the 1998 Governor's race, where former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura used some unconventional campaign commercials to help him ride to victory.
Esme's Blog: Is The IRS Corrupt Or Incompetent?In a congressional hearing into revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups, one congressman pounced on the agency's fired chief's insistence that the targeting was not politically motivated.
Tony Cornish On Gun IssuesRep. Tony Cornish joined Chad to discuss the latest statistics on defensive shootings.
Medical Marijuana Faces Tough Road In Minnesota Medical marijuana supporters face a tough challenge this legislative session in Minnesota, where Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign anything without the backing of law enforcement — and authorities say they're strongly opposed.
Bipartisanship Still Elusive At Minn. Capitol hile there's a lot on the agenda when Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, the Capitol's leaders gave no strong indication Monday that bipartisanship will be the new standard.
Do Negative Political Ads Affect The Way You Vote?
Rash Report: 2nd Presidential Debate, Women Voters & MN’s 8th DistrictFor a fresh perspective on recent political stories, Esme Murphy turned to Star Tribune Columnist John Rash.
Many Of Bachmann's Voters Still On Her SideMichele Bachmann was just named one of the "Most Beautiful" people in Washington, and the congresswoman could also make a "Most Controversial" list, too.
Dem-Leaning Groups Have Cash Edge In Minn. Races Democratic-leaning political funds have a significant financial lead over their Republican-friendly counterparts in Minnesota with control of the Legislature at stake in November's election.
At Session's End, Was It Really A 'Do Nothing' Legislature?For the first time in many weeks, the Minnesota Vikings stadium is not a story at the Capitol. But that doesn't mean politicians weren't busy kicking off the election campaign.
Minn. Court To Take Public Input On Political MapsA series of eight hearings designed to get input on Minnesota's political boundaries is beginning.

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