NEWS FROM POLITICS IN MINNESOTA / CAPITOL REPORT
BEST OF THE BLOGS
- Paper Trail: GOP Vikings stadium proposal: $250m from state, $150m from Minneapolis 5/2/12 7:18 p.m.
- The end is near — isn’t it? 5/2/12 4:34 p.m.
- Dayton, DFL leaders now open to new GOP stadium push after meeting with leadership 5/2/12 4:13 p.m.
- Dane Smith: Facing – and embracing – race in Minnesota’s new ‘world community’ 5/2/12 4:08 p.m.
- David Schultz: The truth about VP picks: They really don’t matter much 5/2/12 4:06 p.m.
- Capitol 10: Creative legislation 5/2/12 4:01 p.m.
- Lobbyist Gary Botzek represents a rare breed — a GOP conservationist at the state Capitol 5/2/12 3:55 p.m.
BEST OF THE BLOGS
- Minnesota House has already spent more than budgeted for per diem, Hot Dish Politics
- Courageous cattleman Clark Mastel stands up for Ortonville Township neighbors, Big Stone Bolder
- GOP mulling private cash for stadium roof, Capitol View
- GOP leaders pledge $250 million in state funds for stadium, Capitol View
- Dayton willing to consider ‘harebrained stadium scheme’, Capitol Chatter
- Mismanaging the Legislature. . .and the State, Schultz’s Take
- $148 million short and 5 TBDs too many, Brick City Blog
- Dayton vetoes redistricting bill, Hot Dish Politics
- Vikings to Plot of Land East of Metrodome XIV — Finally, Clarity, Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood
- Dayton’s faulty logic on the Vikings stadium, MN Publius
BUSINESS / ECONOMY
- Construction permits on the rise across Metro, KSTP 5/3/12 7:19 a.m.
- Goodhue County landowners face lawsuit over wind project, Rochester Post-Bulletin 5/2/12 4:19 p.m.
- Ron Paul could play big role in Republican pick for Senate race, MPR
- Cloquet mayor joins race for state House 11A seat, Duluth News Tribune 5/3/12 12:00 a.m.
- Michele Bachmann to throw support to Mitt Romney, Bloomberg 5/2/12 8:20 p.m.
- Dayton likely to sign expanded gambling bill, KSTP 5/2/12 8:09 p.m.
- South Washington County district names 8 superintendent semifinalists, Pioneer Press 5/2/12 7:21 p.m.
- ‘New North’ enrollment slow to rise, Star Tribune 5/3/12 5:35 a.m.
GOVERNMENT – LOCAL
- Officials discuss future of county shop, Marshall Independent
- New boundaries means mid-term elections for some county commissioners, Mankato Free Press
- As medical space tightens, clinics are drawn to former retail stores, Finance and Commerce 5/2/12 5:00 p.m.
- Republicans split on stadium as they try to convince skeptics they’re serious, MPR
- Parry presents Highway 14 amendment, pulls after earmark challenge, New Ulm Journal
- Legislature looks for finish line to Session, KSTP 5/3/12 6:51 a.m.
- Decision time is near on Vikings stadium proposals, Mankato Free Press
OPINION – COMMENTARY
- Sean Kershaw: What can Norma Desmond teach us about a better regional strategy?, MinnPost 5/3/12 5:00 a.m.
- Bernadeia Johnson and Al Fan: New law weds efforts to help students excel, Star Tribune 5/2/12 8:48 p.m.
OPINION – EDITORIAL
- Editorial: A misguided GOP stadium ploy, Star Tribune 5/2/12 8:51 p.m.
- Editorial: A success story from this year’s Minnesota Legislature, Pioneer Press 5/2/12 7:13 p.m.
PUBLIC HEALTH / SAFETY
- Accretive Health accuses AG of misleading public, MPR
- Hennepin County tries problem-solving court for never-married parents, MPR
- Rancher loses lease after he refused to give up opposition to quarry plan, West Central Tribune 5/2/12 8:00 a.m.
- Cancer cluster in St. Paul: correlation or coincidence?, WCCO 5/2/12 10:54 p.m.
- Bicyclist deaths down, injuries up, MPR
- Minneapolis woman foreclosed upon, but soldiering on, Star Tribune 5/2/12 10:37 p.m.
- Vikings stadium plan gains a roof, and some traction, Star Tribune 5/2/12 8:59 p.m.
- Camping at the Capitol: For these Vikings fans, stadium politics is their offseason passion, AP 5/2/12 8:33 p.m.
- Vikings stadium: Dayton says new GOP plan “worth pursuing” after earlier attacks, Pioneer Press 5/2/12 8:36 p.m.
- After meeting, Dayton appears more open to GOP’s new stadium plan, MinnPost 5/2/12 6:04 p.m.
- Bill for ’11 Minn. shutdown comes in extra costs, road delays, Star Tribune 5/3/12 6:05 a.m.