OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Worthington in the News
Lately, southwest Minnesota has cropped up a lot in a variety of online locales. Here are a few instances:
An article from the Pioneer Press featuring Gary Crippen, a retired appellate judge, who... Posted on 1/20/10 at 12:00 PM
The highlight race in today’s primary election features one major question: How rich does a Minnesotan need to be before the state raises taxes? Follow Election Night progress and results on GrandForksHerald.com
Their race drawing to a close, Minnesota Democrats Mark Dayton, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Matt Entenza offered voters a last-minute refresher Sunday in a gubernatorial debate where all three appeared to play it safe.
Lagging rivals in campaign money and in public opinion polls, Republican Tom Emmer began retooling his Minnesota gubernatorial campaign Friday ahead of next week’s primary that will determine his general election opponent.
One candidate grew up on a farm, one in a rural community and one sat on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. The three Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor candidates sounded a lot alike Wednesday when they opposed more regulation of farmers and decried escalating property taxes. They all supported biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel and blasted Republican candidate Tom Emmer and retiring Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Residents of this town in northern Clay County are tired of floods.
And with a planned Red River diversion project potentially raising the flood risk for downstream cities, the situation remains gloomy, according to Mayor Traci Goble.
Governor candidates tell voters they want to improve education, expand health care, create jobs and do a myriad of other things.
The trouble is, nearly everything they want depends on money, and Minnesota is hurting in that area
She often subtly reminds people that she is the only female major candidate in the Minnesota governor’s race, and could become the first woman to lead the state, but even more importantly leading up to the Aug. 10 Democratic primary election she tries to get across the message that she is not loaded with money like her two main opponents.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza’s wife, Lois Quam, was on the campaign trail this week, making a stop in Park Rapids to promote her husband’s political aspiration. “I expect Matt to win,” she said. “I find him to be the right candidate at the right time.”
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