Kohls Leaves Governor’s Race

State Rep. Paul Kohls today suspended his campaign for governor, the first victim of a crowded field. The Victoria Republican said that he still thinks he is the best candidate, but that does not appear to be the majority opinion. "It has become clear to me that the activists are lining up in much greater…
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Pawlenty Heading To Mexico

Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to leave a trip to Mexico next month to help Minnesota companies increase exports. Pawlenty and Mexican President Felipe Calderon plan to meet on Nov. 9. The governor also will meet with Minnesota business owners before returning to Minnesota on Nov. 10. “Over the past 10 years, Mexico grew from Minnesota’s…
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State Confirms 2 More H1N1 Deaths

Minnesota health officials confirmed two more deaths from H1N1 flu Wednesday as more schools report flu outbreaks. While the Health Department will not provide specific identifications, his family reported Oliver Franklin Finley, 11, of Hastings died of H1N1. He had other health problems. The other victim in Wednesday’s report was Mike Milbrath, 54, a south-central…
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Franken Seeks Help For Dorgan

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is asking his supporters to help finance a North Dakota colleague’s campaign. Franken today sent an e-mail message to his supporters asking them to donate to Sen. Byron Dorgan’s campaign who last year, he said, "made the long trek from North Dakota to Minnesota and we spent some time talking…
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Private Firms Asked To Help Pay For Highways

Minnesota transportation officials want more private companies to pay part of the construction bill for highway projects. Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel Tuesday said his department is working on a formal method for the state and private companies to work together to fund projects such as interstate exchanges. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sorel’s boss, ordered the Minnesota…
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