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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Minnesota retains its reputations for being, well, unpredictable when it comes to elections.
ST. PAUL -- Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton won one final victory Tuesday to cap his nearly 40-year career as a public servant. Dayton beat Republican Jeff Johnson. With more than...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican U.S. Senate candidate held up Sen. Amy Klobuchar as a model senator in his final debate of the campaign. But the GOP's Mike McFadden was...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota governor candidates who often deliver long campaign speeches neatly summarized their differences during their final debate "Minnesota is moving forward," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday...
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.