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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Sunshine improved many water-logged Minnesotans' spirits Monday, but a flood fight may continue all summer for some.
Minnesota Republicans seldom duke it out in primary elections, but the Aug. 12 vote features a pair of GOP contests worth watching.
Minnesota election officials have deleted names of candidates who withdrew from their races and added names of those whose petitions have been verified.
Minneapolis is in the final eight and hopes to snare the Final Four with the help of two national champions. It's no slam dunk, but state leaders are optimistic that the National Collegiate Athletic Association will pick the as-yet-to-be-built Vikings stadium to host the 2019 or 2020 college basketball championship. Minnesota's largest city is among eight communities competing to host the finals.
Minnesota's 2014 election campaign really got underway Monday. Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government.
A Minnesota Republican who grew up in Detroit Lakes and now is commissioner in the state's largest county became the party's endorsed candidate for governor Saturday night.
ST. PAUL -- Few people other than politicians think about the Minnesota "L." But the L is very important this election year as statewide offices and state House seats are...
The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition. Mike McFadden, the moneyed candidate, won.
A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged Friday night as the Republican leader to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken. But Commissioner Chris Dahlberg's lead was fairly slim and Republican state convention delegates were prepared to meet well into this morning. Republicans were looking ahead to Aug. 12 even before they began casting ballots Friday night.
Jim Abeler woke up in his Holiday Inn room at 6:30 a.m. today and soon began going over the speech of his life. The state representative from Anoka was preparing for today's opening of the Minnesota Republican state convention at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center. This is the day the 2,200 delegates are to endorse a U.S. Senate candidate to challenge incumbent Democrat Al Franken.