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President Obama Visits Minnesota

President Obama Visits Minnesota

President Obama traveled to Minnesota today to announce new investments in transportation and other infrastructure projects. I’ve been at the airport since President Obama arrived earlier today and I’ll have more to report on his visit to Minnesota later today on politics.mn.

Coleman on FitzSimmons: “he was pilloried, reviled and attacked for this single vote”

Coleman on FitzSimmons: “he was pilloried, reviled and attacked for this single vote”

Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman commented on Representative David FitzSimmons and the ugliness from his endorsement convention last weekend in Wright County. It will be interesting to watch the reaction to Coleman’s analysis and commentary, as Coleman didn’t pull any punches. Below is an excerpt of Coleman’s full comments on […]

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

The Minnesota Legislature convenes today at 12PM. Click here for video of the opening session of the Minnesota Senate and here for video from the Minnesota House of Representatives. Please check back to politics.mn for information and analysis on the 2014 legislative session.

Zellers in 2014: Yes to Running for Governor, No to Running for MN House

Zellers in 2014: Yes to Running for Governor, No to Running for MN House

Representative Kurt Zellers announced today he would not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Zellers is one of the top Republican candidates against Governor Mark Dayton. In a statement released by his legislative office, Zellers said: It has been an honor to serve the good people of Maple Grove […]

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

“That makes sense and should not be too damaging…” Source: State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, ECM Publishing, February 19, 2014

They Said It: Dave Thompson on Raising the Minimum Wage

They Said It: Dave Thompson on Raising the Minimum Wage

The Minnesota Legislature will debate raising the minimum wage during the upcoming legislative session. From media reports, raising the minimum wage will likely be one of the marque political issues in 2014. On December 24, 2006, Dave Thompson, who is now a state senator and Republican candidate for governor, said: […]

Quote of the Day: Gov. Dayton Comments on “Obscure Legislator”

Quote of the Day: Gov. Dayton Comments on “Obscure Legislator”

“We’ve been through this before, last week. Every time some obscure legislator wants to get some attention or get some credit with his or her political party we are going to go through this stuff again and again and again.”  Source: Governor Mark Dayton comments on a press conference by Sen. Dave […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

It’s 2014 and an election year in Minnesota, so it’s time to kick-off another year of politics.mn’s fact-check section, Hook, Line & Sinker: Keeping the Truth Afloat.  This section of politics.mn will focus on fact-checking political statements and campaign advertisements. Over the course of my professional career, I have designed and approved […]