Cornish Passes On Bid To Challenge Walz For CongressThe colorful Tony Cornish is passing on the chance to run for Congress. The Republican state legislator said Wednesday he is happy at the state Capitol and wouldn't try to trade up to Washington. He had been mulling a challenge to Democratic Rep. Tim Walz.
Cornish Weighs Challenge Of Walz In 2016Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish says he may challenge recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish says he announced his possible plans early to gauge interest from the Republican Party and donors in running in the 1st District. He plans to make a final decision within a year or so.
DFLer Walz Re-Elected To Congress In Southern Minn.Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota's 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.
Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood DamageMinnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.
Minnesota Delegates Cook Up Bipartisan Hotdish ContestRep. Michele Bachmann says she hoped the judges would take pity on her. It's her last year in Congress, after all. But in the end, Bachmann's best effort — a hotdish called the "Polar Vortex-Mex" — wasn't enough.
Minn. Politicians Respond To State Of The Union AddressPresident Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to make his pitch that the nation must come together to address persistent problems, from the wealth gap to economic mobility to lagging schools. Here are some responses to the address from Minnesota politicians.
MN Politicians Voice Support Of Farm BillSen. Amy Klobuchar says the crafting of a compromise five-year farm bill is a critical step toward providing support and certainty for Minnesota farmers. The Minnesota Democrat was on the conference committee that completed the bill Monday. It now goes to the House and Senate floors for final votes.
Groundbreaking Set For SE Minn. Veterans CemeteryState and federal officials are breaking ground on a new state veterans cemetery in the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston. The ceremonial groundbreaking is Friday morning at the 169-acre site off Highway 52 donated by Preston and Fillmore County.
Mankato History Village Now Center Of Flood FightFederal officials say a cluster of replica buildings where an annual Minnesota history festival is held sits in a flood zone and must go. The buildings are owned by 75-year-old philanthropist Jack McGowan. Mankato's annual History Fest is held in the pretend village at the confluence of the Le Sueur and Blue Earth rivers.
Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition To Syria Strike Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he's opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.
Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over SyriaMinnesota's congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama's proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.
Veterans Wait For Benefits Because Of BacklogMinnesota's Sen. Al Franken is pushing for legislation that would help ease the back log of claims filed by veterans who are in need of benefits.