by Mike Mullen
Published: November 12, 2013
Tags: Aaron Miller, Allen Quist, Bob Barrett, Carly Melin, David Hann, Debra Hilstrom, Jim Abeler, Jim Hagedorn, Jim Schowalter, Joanne Dorsher, Kurt Daudt, Kurt Zellers, Larry Hosch, Larry Leventhal, Mark Dayton, Matt Dean, Mike Benson, Nick Zerwas, Steve Gottwalt, Steve Simon, Tama Theis, Tom Huntley, Zach Dorholt
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter rejected calls from American Indian activists who were pushing for the delay of bond sales on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the Star Tribune reports. The activists are trying to get assurances that the word "Redskins," the' nickname for the Washington, D.C. NFL team, will not be displayed inside the stadium.
The letter is not the first time Zellers has taken a stand against the release of a specific offender.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: October 23, 2013
Tags: Alice Hausman, bonding, capital investment, Carly Melin, Greg Davids, HEAPR, LeRoy Stumpf, Mark Dayton, Matt Dean, MSOP, Vikings Stadium
For DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, next year’s bonding bill is a take-two proposition. The House Capital Investment Committee chair from St. Paul pushed for an $800 million package of construction projects last year, but watched it fail by five votes the day before session adjourned.
This will be a second attempt at winning over the strongly conservative district for Krinkie, who ran for the GOP endorsement in 2006.
Minnesota DFL leaders say they expect to pass an $850 million bonding bill next year after Democratic and Republican leadership reached an agreement on the size of the construction project package during the waning hours of the 2013 legislative session.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: July 2, 2013
Tags: 2014 governor's race, Bill Ingebrigtsen, Dave Thompson, David Hann, Jeff Johnson, Julie Rosen, Kurt Zellers, Marty Seifert, Matt Dean, Scott Honour
Ingebrigtsen, first elected to his Alexandria-area Senate seat in 2006, says he's been getting encouragement from supporters to run for the state's highest office and plans to make his decision final in "a month or a month and a half." He would join a growing field of GOP candidates seeking the office, including Rep. Kurt Zellers, Sen. Dave Thompson, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and Orono businessman Scott Honour.
State Sen. Dave Thompson registered a campaign committee to run for governor on Monday. Thompson becomes the fourth GOP candidate seeking to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.
by Charley Shaw and Briana Bierschbach
Published: June 19, 2013
Tags: Al DeKruif, Al Franken, Jim Abeler, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Julianne Ortman, Julie Rosen, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Mike Parry, Pat Shortridge, Rhonda Sivarajah, Tim Walz, Tom Emmer
When Republican members of the Legislature return to St. Paul next year and compare notes on what they did during the interim, a growing number will say they launched campaigns for Congress.
by Paul Demko
Published: June 12, 2013
Tags: Brian Johnson, Jason Lewis, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Judy Adams, Linda Runbeck, Marty Seifert, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Peggy Scott, Phil Krinkie, Rhonda Sivarajah, Roger Chamberlain, Tom Emmer
Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah has joined the field of GOP contenders seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District. Sivarajah announced her plan to seek the seat at an event in Ham Lake on Wednesday morning.
Less than a week after U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election, the field for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District is beginning to emerge.
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