Walz, Paulsen Seek More Nuke Plants

Congressmen Walz, Paulsen, union leader Harry Melander A pair of congressmen came to the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday to tell state legislators they should overturn a nuclear power plant construction ban. Minnesota U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, a Mankato Democrat, and Erik Paulsen, an Eden Prairie Republican, said nuclear power needs to be part of the electrical…
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Pawlenty Chickens Out With Turkey

Gov. Tim Pawlenty stood out of the way as he assigned Agriculture Gene Hugoson to deal with the turkey today. It was an annual event promoting the state’s turkey industry donating to the hungry. Hugoson, a farmer, did fine, but feathers did fly and land on reporters covering the event.

IP Still Rejects Interest Money

The Independence Party is sticking to its ban on special-interest money, even though it will make funding campaigns tougher. And delegates to a weekend convention decided to end the short-lived practice of endorsing other parties’ candidates. Gov. Tim Pawlenty eliminated a state program that gave refunds to people who donated to political parties and campaigns,…
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Weaver Out Of Race, But With Humor

Charlie Weaver will not enter the already-crowded Republican contest for Minnesota governor. Weaver made the announcement this morning, saying he made the decision based on personal considerations. “Running for governor is a full time job and I know well the sacrifices that go along with the decision to seek statewide office,” said Weaver, who ran…
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Quist Running In South Minnesota

Former state Rep. Allen Quist has launched his campaign against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. A conservative Republican, Quist said that he will deliver a simple message: "If people like what Congress is doing, they should vote for the incumbent. But if they believe, as I do, that Congress is…
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