Dayton To Release Finance Information

Dayton at Tuesday forum Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton will release a summary of his income tax return within two weeks, a decision he made this morning while fielding reporters’ questions. The Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor candidate said the disclosure will be much like those given by presidents. When a reporter asked Dayton if he would release…
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3 Running Mates, 3 Backgrounds

David Gillette, John Gunyou, Robyne Robinson, Mary Lahammer, Yvonne Prettner Solon They come from different backgrounds: a bureaucrat, a state senator, a television personality. Still, they share a goal of playing backup to Minnesota’s governor. Voters likely will hear little about the trio of Democratic-Farmer-Labor lieutenant governor candidates before the Aug. 10 primary election, but…
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State Offers Help After Storms

Minnesota is trying to get federal assistance to recover from Thursday’s deadly storms. Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s emergency officials asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment, which could lead to federal aid in Faribault, Freeborn, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Polk, Steele and Wadena counties. The FEMA assessment would determine whether the state…
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Dayton Leads In New Poll

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton continues to be the strongest DFL candidate in a SurveyUSA poll released by KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities, but Republican Tom Emmer is in a near deadlock with any of the three Democrats. The poll shows that Dayton leads Matt Entenza and Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite primary race.…
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GOP Files New Horner Complaint

Minnesota Republicans today filed a complaint with the state Office of Administrative Hearings saying that Independence Party governor candidate Tom Horner improperly received a campaign donation when he got results of a poll no other candidate received. GOP officials estimate that getting the poll early could have been worth up to $30,000, which would be…
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