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Talking Points: A Crowded (And Unique) Mpls. Mayor Race

With 35 candidates, the Mayor’s race in Minneapolis is so crowded that candidates have complained about not being invited to candidate forums and being ignored by the news media.

09/15/2013

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‘The Amazing Race’ Returns With New Cast

The CBS competition series is back for its 23rd installment, with 11 new teams embarking on a race around the world for a chance at winning $1 million.

08/29/2013

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Fifteen’s 5K Started At The Dome, Ended At Target Field

The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

08/18/2013

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5K For Dani J Lifts Family, Raises Money For Domestic Abuse Project

Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.

08/17/2013

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Peter Bell And John Williams

So many of you were looking to listen again to the discussion with Peter Bell on WCCO. Thanks for listening to us on your drive home!

07/25/2013

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Lawyers To Decide If Defendant Testifies In Teen Homicide Trial

It’s unclear whether the Milwaukee man accused of gunning down the teenage neighbor whom he accused of burglary will testify on his own behalf. Seventy-six-year-old John Henry Spooner is accused of killing Darius Simmons last year outside their homes.

07/17/2013

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Trial To Start For Wis. Man In Teen’s Slaying

With jury selection complete, opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man charged with gunning down a 13-year-old black neighbor whom he suspected of stealing.

07/16/2013

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Talking Points: Breaking Down The Mayor’s Race

In the coming weeks and months you will hear more about one of the most unusual elections in Minnesota history — the November 2013 Minneapolis mayor’s race. It’s going to be different because the person who comes in first may not be the winner in the end.

07/07/2013

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Thompson Joins 2014 Race For Governor

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.

06/26/2013

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Minn. State Senator Joins GOP Race For Governor

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.

06/23/2013

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GOP’s Zeller Vows Common Touch In Governor Race

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.

06/23/2013

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Talking Points: Ranked-Choice Voting & The Mayor’s Race

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.

06/16/2013

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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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Minorities Driving Minnesota’s Population Growth

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.

06/13/2013

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Talking Points: Will Tom Emmer Run For The 6th District?

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.

06/02/2013

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