Rep. Tim Walz
Republican 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.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota’s 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.
Minnesota 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.
Rep. 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.
President 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.
Sen. 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.
State 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.
Federal 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.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.
Minnesota’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.
It was hard to top the Hermann the German Hotdish on Wednesday, as Rep. Tim Walz’s delectable dish took first place in the third-annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition.
Recipe from Al. Franken’s website Ingredients: 1 package of brats 1 bottle Schell’s beer 1 onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup of chopped celery 1 can cream of cheddar soup 1 can cream of […]
A Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and the two Republicans competing to challenge him appear before an audience of farmers on Tuesday.