STAFF BLOG HEALTHBEAT Deep-fried everything on a stick
I'm going to reveal a secret: I've lived in Minnesota all my life but have never taken partin that quintessential rite of late summer- the consuming of deep-fried cheese curds (or deep-fried anything,... Posted on 8/24/11 at 11:31 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK New visitor center celebration at Grand Portage State Park
A new visitor center at Grand Portage State Park will be celebrated on Sept. 25, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources news release. Maples should be near their peak of fall color ... Posted on 9/16/10 at 12:49 PM
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal health-care program, but the Democratic governor Monday rejected the request as presidential politics.
Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit as lawmakers prepare to decide on spending and revenue for the next two years.
More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned. Washington County finished its recount work Wednesday.
In the recount, which wrapped up Wednesday, Republican Emmer gained an additional four votes in Washington County when compared to the election night totals, Corbid said. The recount showed Democrat Mark Dayton lost 17 votes, but the results do not take into account 40 ballots that were challenged by campaign workers.
One of Minnesota's two governor hopefuls is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with governors and White House officials, while representatives of the other are challenging ballots and thinking about challenging the election in court.
Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race. Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast.
Those in charge of the state's election system hope the 2008 Senate election struggle taught Minnesota voters something as state and local election officials prepare to begin recounting all 2.1 million ballots from the Nov. 2 governor's race.
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