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“The downside is that you have to very quickly differentiate yourself from the fictional character that they think you are.” (The celebrity candidate is nothing new, of course — see President Trump, ex-President Ronald Reagan, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Minnesota governor ...
On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., delivered a proclamation that declared March 22 as “Clean Energy Business Day” in Minnesota. The proclamation coincided with Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol – an advocacy day for business owners, clean energy workers and advocates.

Based on the recommendations of an independent work group convened by AARP Minnesota and a recent report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Governor Mark Dayton was joined by legislators and advocates last week to announce a broad set of reforms and investments to hold providers ...
That race is just one of many in districts across the state, from the state House and the governor to Congress, where women are stepping up in a big way to run for office. There are three women still in the race for Minnesota's next governor, and seven women are running to represent one of Minnesota's ...
(TNS) — Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton appear to have reached a compromise on emergency funding for MNLARS — the state's troubled computer system that handles vehicles titles and license plates. Thursday morning, a joint House-Senate committee unanimously approved a nearly $10 ...
Minnesota's Governor Dayton recently released his budget proposal, including his proposed changes to the state's tax system in the wake of federal tax code changes. The state has a $329 million surplus, and Governor Dayton plans to spend all but $123 million of it. The Governor's tax proposals are a bit ...

With elections coming in the near future, KTTC is starting a poll to see how each candidate is fairing in our viewing area. Each poll will run for one week starting on Tuesday and the results will be released the following Tuesday. Anyone is allowed to vote. This poll is asking who do you think will win the ...
Gov.Mark Dayton delivers his final annual State of the State Address Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton delivers his final annual State of the State Address in the Minnesota State Capitol House Chamber Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Glen Stubbe | Star Tribune via AP ...
A fundraising invitation obtained Monday by MPR News contains a "Pawlenty for Governor" committee disclaimer. ... In a Twitter post on Friday, Johnson dismissed the notion that Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor, would be the instant frontrunner for the GOP, calling himself "the strongest ...
Minnesota's Republican lieutenant governor and state Sen. Michelle Fischbach missed a meeting Thursday of the state's Executive Council, at least the second official duty of the lieutenant governor she's skipped since taking on the dual roles. Fischbach and the lieutenant governor's office have become ...
Magnuson, who wants the lawsuit dismissed, also stressed that the duties of the lieutenant governor, as prescribed by the constitution, are insignificant. The case has critical implications for control of the Minnesota Senate. Republicans currently hold a 34-32 advantage, pending the result of a special ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota voters will provide a critical early readout on the state's wide-open governor's race during precinct caucuses Tuesday that are expected to be heavily attended by members of both parties. The caucuses mark the first step in the march toward each party's nominating convention ...
Tim Pawlenty will step down in March as CEO of a Washington-based financial services association, a sign he may be moving ahead on a political comeback in Minnesota. Pawlenty is weighing a campaign for his old job and next week will convene a group of Republican donors and political movers this ...
The six Democrats running for Minnesota governor generally agree on many issues but an hour-long forum on MPR News Monday also highlighted some sharp differences. Rep. Erin Murphy of St. Paul said the national attention Minnesota received for hosting Super Bowl LII Sunday was a "beautiful thing.
Off the top, voters will be given a preference ballot, asking who they'd like to see their party support in the Minnesota governor's race. It's a nonbinding exercise, but it's one that will start to separate the contenders from the pretenders. From there, major party processes begin to differ. It's the parties that run ...
Minnesota is at the front end of a super-charged election year. Voters will pick a new governor, decide two U.S. Senate seats (a rarity), determine which party controls the Minnesota House and have a front-row seat for up to five nationally watched congressional races. The starting line is Tuesday, when the ...
Erin Murphy: The former Minnesota House majority leader from St. Paul was the first person to announce her candidacy for governor in November 2016. A nurse and former executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association, she was first elected to the House in 2006, chosen assistant minority leader in ...

The sixth-term DFLer from St. Paul was a transplant nurse who led the Minnesota Nurses Association before being elected. She's made health care the cornerstone of her campaign, drawing on her nursing background and experience helping her mother navigate the health care system at the end of her life ...
(AP) — Minnesota's new lieutenant governor has formally responded to a lawsuit which argues that it's unconstitutional for her to also hold her seat in the state Senate. In a court filing Tuesday, Michelle Fischbach argues an 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court decision allows her to do both jobs. Her attorney ...
ST. PAUL — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, have been appointed as chairwoman and vice chairman of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, a multi-state alliance aimed at providing regional leadership on biofuels policy. In 2017, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ...
Minnesota Attorney General announced despite much speculation that she will not run to be the next Minnesota Governor. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson was “considered a top contender for her party's nomination for governor,” and was assumed to be preparing a run. But as the Star Tribune ...
Duluth, Minn. – Duluth mayor Emily Larson has officially announced her endorsement for DFL candidate Chris Coleman in the Minnesota gubernatorial race. Coleman is the former mayor of St. Paul. Coleman and Larson met with media today on Superior Street where the long awaited street reconstruction ...
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid $6,000 to an internet broker for a Super Bowl ticket for the game in Minneapolis and he's not altogether happy about it. (Jim Mone/AP) ... The Super Bowl in Minnesota may be an exciting event for the state's governor, but it's also an expensive one. Mark Dayton had to ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says she plans to run for re-election as attorney general instead of running for governor. Swanson was widely expected to launch a bid for governor. But the three-term Democrat told supporters in an email Sunday that she is running instead for ...
Democratic candidates for Minnesota governor are crushing their Republican opponents in the fundraising race, a signal GOP donors may be waiting to see whether former Gov. Tim Pawlenty decides to seek his old job. According to fundraising reports released Thursday, top Democratic candidates ended ...
An alleged smear campaign involving major Republican candidates for Minnesota governor has burst into social media — and apparently been squelched. Here's how nasty it was: A fake Facebook account featured an accusation — with no evidence — that Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, ...
Candidates for governor from both political parties gathered Friday to address pressing issues in rural Minnesota, including shortages of workers, housing and health care. The location: A Bloomington hotel, which seemed to epitomize the perceived short shrift given rural communities in the state's political ...
Tim Pawlenty, who is thought to be mulling a return to Minnesota politics, will be watching. If the Republicans in the race, including Johnson as well as Keith Downey and Mary Giuliani Stephens, haven't raised respectable sums, Pawlenty would be well-positioned to jump in the race and use his statewide ...
Dayton made the announcement Monday while urging Minnesotans to get screened for cancer if they have risk factors or a family history of the disease. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the 70-year-old Dayton credited his own early diagnosis with helping him beat cancer. Dayton announced his ...
More than a dozen DFLers and Republicans are running for governor next year, and nearly all of them agree on at least one thing after months on the campaign trail: Health care is the issue that voters throughout Minnesota want to talk about most. "It's absolutely the No. 1 issue I hear about, far and away," ...
"Cops can't wait for a governor to have their back again," he said. "If you're on the freeway, if you shut down the Capitol, if you shut down the Mall of America, you are going to jail." Dean decried so-called "sanctuary cities" and said no refugees should be resettled in Minnesota until "the safety and security of ...
Mary Giuliani Stephens, the Republican mayor of Woodbury, announced last week at a well-attended kickoff that she's running for governor. Despite a little understandable nervousness, she was well prepared and showed herself to be a decent orator. The first female candidate is mayor of a fast-growing ...
Nearly a year out from next year's election for Minnesota governor, a straw poll of Republican Party activists on Saturday provided a first indication of which GOP candidate could end up on the ballot. More than 350 attendees of the Republican Party of Minnesota's State Central Committee meeting in ...
(AP) — The mayor of Woodbury has filed to run for Minnesota governor in 2018. Mary Giuliani Stephens registered to run for the state's top job ...
AP Laserphoto In this 1982 photo, former Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, left, answered a panelist's question as he faced fellow DFL ...
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, says he talked to embattled Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., recently after allegations emerged that he groped two women. But Dayton said he only talked to Franken on a "personal level," and said he didn't talk about strategy with Franken, according to the Associated ...
Poll: Respondents offer their choices for Minnesota governor ... If the election for Minnesota governor took place today, which of these declared ...
The government's negotiator was none other than former Minnesota governor Alexander Ramsey, who the year prior, had declared "the Sioux ...
Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, President of the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council Kim Halvorson (center left), ...
A few states require the governor to appoint a replacement of the same ... The last time a Minnesota senator was replaced under the 17th ...
The court, however, declined to rule if the governor was acting in a coercive ... veto power is "expressly conferred" to Minnesota's governors.
What Happens if Minnesota Democrat Steps Down Over Groping Radio ... If he were to resign within the next few months, Minnesota Governor ...
In the largest governor candidate forum so far in the campaign, eight candidates appeared Thursday, Nov. 9, at the annual meeting of ...
Kurt Zellers, right, tells three Minnesota Republican governor candidates the rules for a Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, forum during the AgriGrowth ...
St. Paul and the east metro are well represented on the list of Minnesota's declared candidates for governor. Among them on the Republican ...
Democrat Ralph Northam has easily won the Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ed Gillespie in a stinging rebuke to President ...
Voters across Minnesota have a chance to vote for mayors, city ... Carter succeeds Chris Coleman, who is running for Minnesota governor in ...
Keith Downey, a Republican candidate for Minnesota governor, released an education plan Tuesday that would use public money to finance ...
Mark Dayton says an estimates 900,000 Minnesota families would lose an ... The governor says more than half of the proposed tax cuts in the ...
Johnson was Rubio's Minnesota chairman when the Floridian ran for president last year and helped Rubio win Minnesota's Republican ...


 

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