Analyst: 'Pawlenty Has A Double Edged Sword'Former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is thinking about running for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. John Kline.
Mary Pawlenty Weighs Minnesota Congressional BidEx-judge and former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is weighing a run for Congress in a district that won't have an incumbent on the 2016 ballot.
In Iowa, Pawlenty's Short Campaign Still Casts Long ShadowLong before the 2012 Iowa caucuses, Tim Pawlenty was already out of the race for president. Yet his short-lived campaign lives on, casting a shadow over the Republicans now wooing voters in the state that kicks off the White House contest.
Dayton, Pawlenty Join Groundbreaking At State's Newest ParkGov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota's newest state park. Construction began Friday on the campground at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.
Beneath Budget Dispute, A Tussle Over Regulatory PowerIn their unfolding budget plan, Minnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team's authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on the administration's staffing.
Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong WaterThe state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.
Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, WalkerOne-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP's nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.
MDH: 83K Seek Chronic Pain Treatment AnnuallyA report from the Minnesota Department of Health reveals that about 83,000 Minnesotans undergo procedures to treat chronic pain each year. The three-year study conducted by the MDH utilized the All Payer Claims Database, created in 2008 under Tim Pawlenty's administration.
With Landfill Fund Loan, State Costs Piled UpTaking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks. Custodians of the state treasury forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state's Closed Landfill Investment Fund. The fund is administered by pollution regulators to pay for programs that ensure proper environmental attention is given to more than 100 closed landfills.
Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s First 2014 Campaign AdMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is airing his first political campaign ad of the year. He takes credit for "coaching" Minnesota to an economic turnaround. But did that really happen? The ad shows Dayton behind the bench, coaching a hockey team (Minnesota) that was down, but not out. It's mostly true, but it leaves out important details.
McFadden To Deliver GOP's Weekly AddressMinnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will deliver the GOP's weekly rebuttal to President Obama. The party's radio address is generally delivered by sitting lawmakers or governors, although some candidates have given it before. The choice of McFadden — even before Tuesday's election to settle the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken — underlines his support in the national establishment.
Frizell Beats Stanek In Henn. Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Assoc. VoteThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies Association has voted overwhelmingly in favor of incumbent Sheriff Rick Stanek's opponent on Wednesday. Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Eddie Frizell received 75 percent of the votes, while Stanek only received nine percent. Sixteen percent of votes were to endorse neither candidate.