Chris Dahlberg, one of six candidates for the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Al Franken, attracted a total of 25 visitors at his four campaign stops in outstate Minnesota over the weekend.
For Del Rae Williams, a last-second decision to run for mayor here has turned into a somewhat surprising success story. Williams repeatedly said she only decided to run for the open mayoral seat the day before the filing deadline earlier this fall.
Erik Burgess and Wendy Reuer
, November 06, 2013
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, a strong supporter of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, said Thursday that it's too early to extend enrollment deadlines or delay insurance mandates despite ongoing problems with the federal exchange.
If Gov. Mark Dayton has his way, next year's legislative session will be unlike any other. Dayton has already dubbed 2014 the "unsession," because he wants legislators to spend much of their time eliminating old, outdated state laws rather than adding new ones.
Seeking an opportunity to slice through the political bitterness clouding Washington, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar did what felt natural a few weeks ago: She organized a bipartisan potluck at her apartment. All but a few of the 20 female senators came.
Gov. 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.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he raised $700,000 for his campaign in the last three months, and has $1.2 million in the bank as he seeks to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.
Minnesota state legislators grappled Wednesday with how they might craft a new law to effectively fight the growing use of synthetic drugs. Several House committees held a joint meeting, including a special panel set up to address the spread of synthetics.
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