Barden Runs Against Federal Health Care

Running against federal health-care reform is a Republican tactic this year. But in no case are the words stronger than from GOP attorney general candidate Chris Barden, a lawyer with experience in the health-care field. He said that for the first time in memory, the attorney general’s race features a national issue. He strongly opposes…
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Minnesota Good For Bikers

The League of American Bicyclists says Minnesota is the fourth most bicycle friendly state. That is up a slot from the last two years. “Improving and expanding bicycling route options for commuter and recreational bicyclists provides a safe, efficient and enjoyable experience for everyone,” said Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel. The league increased Minnesota’s ranking because…
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Emmer Plans Listening Meetings

Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer today announced his campaign will hold a series of "freedom and prosperity project" meetings around the state, an effort to get public input before he announces specific plans for what he would do if elected. Emmer promised to "listen, then listen again and only then to talk." His campaign manager,…
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Pawlenty Rejects Game, Fish Bill

A governor’s veto means Minnesota landowners will not be paid to allow hunters on their property. Also, anglers will not be allowed to use two lines to fish and spearing northern pikes in Cass Lake will not be allowed. And controversial walleye regulations for a lake where an influential state senator has a cabin will…
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GOP Hopes It Is Like 1994 Again

Emmer Minnesota Republicans hope 2010 is like 1994. Or 1946. Or, maybe, 1928. Spurred by discontent with Washington and St. Paul, Grand Old Party candidates are optimistic they can repeat those three pro-GOP years. "Our government has grown too big," said Gretchen Hoffman, a first-time candidate running against Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt. "We have lost…
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