Next Governor May Be In His Right Mind

There is a good chance Minnesota’s next governor will be in his right mind. In other words, he will be left handed. Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Mark Dayton both make their marks with their left hands. If one is elected, he would join several recent lefty presidents: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, the first George…
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Infrastructure Builds Differences Among Candidates

Mark Dayton could see Minnesota borrowing $1 billion to build and repair facilities, Tom Horner sees something closer to $400 million and Tom Emmer would give cities more options to fund their own projects. In a governor campaign that centers on the state budget, the three main candidates on Wednesday looked at a part of…
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Some Of Rural Minnesota Still Waiting For High-speed Internet

Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that needed just two minutes to book a room on line at a…
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Horner Would Combine Cuts And Tax Increases

Minnesota programs would be cut $2.45 billion and taxes increased $2.15 billion under governor candidate Tom Horner’s budget plan. Horner’s proposal would lower the state sales tax by a penny a dollar, but he would start taxing clothing and personal services for an increase of $1.4 billion. He said he has not decided what services…
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The Toms Begin TV Commercials

The two Toms running for governor have campaign commercials airing after weeks of Democrat-only spots before the primary election. Republican Tom Emmer focuses on creating jobs in a commercial with his seven children and wife. His kids say he is all about creating jobs (even, so it seems, household tasks for them) and Emmer says…
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