Senate Debate Details

More details were released today on upcoming U.S. Senate debates sponsored by the nonpartisan Debate Minnesota organization. The first debate with GOP Sen. Norm Coleman, Democrat Al Franken and Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rochester’s University Center. It will be 90 minutes. Debate Minnesota is hosting two others:…
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Gas Tax Going Up

Minnesota’s gasoline tax increases by three cents a gallon beginning Wednesday. It was bumped up two and a half cents earlier this year, after the Minnesota Legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto of a transportation spending package. The $6.6 billion highway and transit bill relied in part on a gas tax hike of up to 8.5…
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Franken: Range Support Strong

Al Franken lost the endorsement of an influential Democratic Iron Range politician, but today said he is happy with support he’s getting in northeastern Minnesota. Former state Sen. Doug Johnson, a Tower Democrat, told the Mesabi Daily News he supports Republican Sen. Norm Coleman over Franken. "Norm Coleman has a passion on issues without getting…
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Ventura Voicing Ads

Minnesotans may hear a familiar voice on the radio airwaves in the coming days. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura is voicing radio ads for Independence Party Senate candidate Dean Barkley. Ventura, who appointed Barkley in late 2002 to a brief Senate term, serves as chairman of Barkley’s campaign against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al…
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Richardson Coming

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will take part in a Minnesota Latinos for Obama reception Thursday in St. Paul. The former presidential candidate joins Minnesota state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and other at the noon reception, scheduled for the Landmark Center.