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GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
Minnesota roundup: Man charged in connection with fatal meth overdose of his 'buddy'; jogger struck by car, killed in St. Paul
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
Washington County hires MnDOT for Gold Line transit impact study
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PWER Alpine Skiing: Fall ends Thompson’s run at state
Park Volleyball: Johnson brings new perspective to Park volleyball
Nordic Skiing: Marien, Schiferl wrap up seasons at state
Girls' Basketball: Woodbury hands East Ridge a blow to SEC hopes
Boys' Hockey: Second period goals push Park past Hastings
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
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Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
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October 22, 2010
Kriesel distances himself from negative mailers
They are local politics' answer to the TV ads from national campaigns that bombard viewers this time of year: glossy campaign fliers stuffing voters' mailboxes that are another attempt to get out the 'vote for me' message.
October 22, 2010 - 3:10pm
October 20, 2010
Not the time for tax increase
Many of our families are struggling financially. Some have lost jobs. Others have seen their hours reduced at work, and all are dealing with higher costs across the board, whether it's at the grocery store, gas station or simply at home through higher utility costs. I am fully aware...
October 20, 2010 - 8:34am
Senate candidates differ on taxes, jobs
Both Minnesota Senate District 57 candidates agree that budget cuts are an essential part of solving the state's budget deficit, and that bringing back jobs to the state is a top priority -- they just disagree on how to do it. Karin Housley, the Republican challenger in the race...
October 20, 2010 - 8:08am
October 14, 2010
Video: Cottage Grove City Council/House District 57B League of Women Voters debate
Learn more about the Cottage Grove City Council and House District 57B candidates by watching the League of Women Voters forum. Follow the link to watch the debate.
October 14, 2010 - 10:38am
October 7, 2010
Candidates talk transportation
More investments in transportation are needed, said local political candidates who spoke at a transportation forum Thursday in Cottage Grove,...
October 7, 2010 - 4:46pm
October 6, 2010
Jobs, jobs, jobs -- but how?
Denny McNamara laid out his top three priorities for voters Monday night in Cottage Grove at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters: "Jobs, jobs, jobs." "That's what it's all about," said Rep. McNamara, R-Hastings, during his debate with DFL opponent, Dave Page, of Denmark...
October 6, 2010 - 8:11am
October 4, 2010
Local Republicans to sit out debate
A pair of local Republican candidates for state office have said they will not attend a League of Women Voters-sponsored debate Monday night in Cottage Grove because of scheduling conflicts. GOP state Senate District 57 candidate Karin Housley, of St. Mary's Point, and House District...
October 4, 2010 - 4:15pm
September 30, 2010
Video: Candidates speak at chamber breakfast
Local political candidates spoke Tuesday, Sept. 28, at a breakfast sponsored by the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce held at Norris Square. They were invited to give biographical information and respond to business-focused questions they were given in advance. Click on the...
September 30, 2010 - 11:47am
September 28, 2010
Kriesel draws cash from GOP big shots, outpaces House opponent in fundraising
It's a race that has the potential to shift the partisan makeup of south Washington County's representation in St. Paul.
September 28, 2010 - 4:07pm
August 11, 2010
Kelliher concedes election to Dayton
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor candidate. Opponent Margaret Anderson Kelliher made it official late this morning when she conceded. "I just spoke with Mark Dayton and congratulated him on winning the DFL primary," Kelliher said in a statement. "I...
August 11, 2010 - 11:32am
DFL awaits candidates' decisions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats woke up this morning wondering who would be their governor candidate. While news media projections put Mark Dayton in that role, neither he nor rival Margaret Anderson Kelliher was ready to call the primary election over. Dayton, the former U.S. senator...
August 11, 2010 - 10:01am
Dayton delays declaring victory
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton held a 4,492-vote lead over Margaret Anderson Kelliher early today, but both rejected news media projections that Dayton won Tuesday's Democratic-Farmer-Laborite primary election. If his margin holds up, as he says his campaign's analysis says it will, Dayton...
August 11, 2010 - 7:56am
August 10, 2010
DFL candidates count on different voters
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats picked a governor candidate Tuesday from three well-known politicians, including one of Minnesota's best known politicians active today. But in early returns, with 12.5 percent of the state's 4,136 precincts reporting, House Speaker Margaret Anderson...
August 10, 2010 - 8:52pm
August 2, 2010
Few voters expected Aug. 10, but leaders hope for more
ST. PAUL -- The Aug. 10 primary election could slip by with little notice, although political leaders hope not. The highlight race, by far, is for the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor endorsement, where three major candidates have lit up Minnesota politics in recent weeks.
August 2, 2010 - 7:49am
July 26, 2010
3 DFL candidates, 3 school funding ideas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Improving education demands more money, Minnesota's top three Democratic governor candidates say, a tough challenge when the next state budget could face a $6 billion deficit. The three promote different ideas about school funding: -- Mark Dayton promises to tax the...
July 26, 2010 - 8:06am