Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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It is the time of a campaign when things get a little rough, as shown Thursday when Minnesota Democrats and Republicans criticized each other for mailing inaccurate and inappropriate literature in state House races.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leaders are on a 30-city pre-election tour with one overriding goal: Get party members to the polls Tuesday. "When we show up, we win,"...
Mike McFadden is making as much noise as he can in the waning days of the 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, holding frequent news conferences filled with enthusiastic gestures. Al Franken stays quiet and does not seek out the media. He mostly leaves it to his campaign staff to make noise as Tuesday's election nears.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's two major governor candidates are spending down their funds in the final days of the campaign. State campaign finance reports released Tuesday show Republican challenger Jeff...
Minnesota officials will allow people coming from countries affected by Ebola more freedom than controversial rules enacted by some states. The Minnesota rules require quarantines for people who have exposed while treating Ebola patients, even if they themselves do not show symptoms of the often-deadly virus, but others will be mostly free to move around the state. Those showing Ebola symptoms would be hospitalized. Minnesota health officials Monday began to monitor one person who recently returned from West Africa. State officials received reports of nearly 30 people, mostly from Hennepin County, who have come from affected areas in the past week, and monitoring may expand to include some of them.
It has been a pretty fall with Minnesotans paying attention to Ebola and real-life experiences ranging from their kids' sports to figuring out ways to afford life. Other than complaining about a spate of negative campaign television commercials, signs are that they are not as tuned in to the Nov. 4 election as they could be.
The Minnesota Republican Party on Thursday agreed to remove a photograph of a young abuse victim from a television commercial accusing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of making it easier to mistreat children.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans taking advantage of the state's new early voting can keep track of their ballots online. A voter can visit mnvotes.org to see when a ballot was...
DULUTH, Minn. -- Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson see the world differently. Very differently. Democratic Gov. Dayton wants the minimum wage to rise as planned because "I believe in the...
The Independence Party candidate for Minnesota governor complains that a Tuesday forum breaks with tradition by leaving her out. Hannah Nicollet told reporters Monday that Independence governor candidates have been included in past forums sponsored by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth News Tribune. She also said that recent polls have shown voters want "a third-party option." Chamber President David Ross said that the sponsors began organizing the event right after the August primary election. They reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson campaigns.