A conservative Minnesota State Senator is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 race for Governor. Lakeville Republican Dave Thompson officially entered the race today promising as Governor to “get out of the way” of business.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.
Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers is joining the race for governor, saying he would bring a middle-class family man’s sensibility to the job.
Saturday’s DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.
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.
New census figures show that minorities are driving the modest increase in Minnesota’s population. Between 2010 and 2012, Minnesota’s minority population grew by about 6 percent — faster than the population as a whole.
What a difference a week in the race for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. A week ago Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was running campaign ads — a recent poll showed she was in a dead heat with Jim Graves the DFL challenger who almost beat her in 2012.
In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota’s 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.
One day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen’s one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.
Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon. Chris Erichsen of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men’s title.
Volunteers are still needed for the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. The marathon’s events will take place from June 20 -22. About 1,000 volunteer positions are still needed for the marathon, which is in its 37th year. Duties include traffic and spectator control, medical help, entertainment, race packet distribution and assistance with finish-line activities.
Approximately 50,000 participants spent their Mother’s Day at the Mall of America Sunday morning, to race for a good cause.
Chad spoke with Jessica Bennett about the racial and physical assault towards her toddler by a drunk passenger on flight.
A student group at South High is working on race relations at the school. Learn more about them.
Wednesday marks the annual run to the top of the Empire State Building, a race that’s been held each year since 1978. Since that race is invitation-only, we decided to have a race of our own right here in the WCCO studios.