Dayton Says He'll Report $1M Raised For Campaign Preparing for a re-election campaign, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll report having raised roughly $1 million in 2013. He shared the figure in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. He won't have to formally detail his campaign finances until the end of January, when all candidates for office and state political groups submit reports to regulators.
Minn. Campaign Money Regulator Promises Data Fix Minnesota's campaign finance regulatory agency plans to implement new auditing procedures and seek a law change to deal with errors in its database of political fundraising transactions.
Dayton Raises $379K For Campaign Over 3 MonthsGov. Mark Dayton raised $379,000 from the start of July to the end of September for his re-election campaign. The Democratic governor's campaign voluntarily released the figures on Thursday, though he is not compelled to release quarterly finance reports.
Travail Restaurant's Kickstart Campaign Blows By GoalA restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.
Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against BachmannAn Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate's campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann's 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.
GOP's Emmer Jumps Into Minn.'s 6th District RaceThe Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor's race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann's footsteps fighting what he called "the ever-growing size of government."
Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn't back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.
Bachmann Says 'Political Motivations' Behind Ethics InvestigationMinnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she's confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.
Minneapolis Mayor Opens New Political Venture Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is opening a new political venture as he considers whether to seek a third term atop Minnesota's largest city.
Talking Points: The 2012 Election Will Be A Toss-UpA new Star Tribune poll shows a surge for Mitt Romney in Minnesota - the poll of likely voters puts Obama at 47 percent to Romney's 44 percent -- that is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.
Romney Places TV Ads In MinnesotaRepublican Mitt Romney is placing television ads in Minnesota, a move that pushes his presidential campaign into a state Democrats have held for more than three decades.
Talking Points: Graves Vs. Bachmann For 6th DistrictA new Star Tribune poll says that Rep. Michele Bachmann holds a six-point lead in her race against hotel executive Jim Graves. Of those surveyed, 51 percent favor Bachmann while 45 percent say they will vote for Graves.
Esme's Blog: Left Out Of The Electoral College BattlePresident Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney are focusing all of their time on a handful of states, because the reality of this election is that the winner of the presidency may well lose the popular vote.
Even 20-Somethings Targeted In Distracted Driving CampaignFasten and focus; AAA Minneapolis hopes distracted drivers will pay attention to its new ad campaign.
The 6th District Race: Bachmann Vs. GravesMinnesota's sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.