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Huron exit closed Wed. through Fri.

Published December 6, 2011

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the I-94 eastbound exit ramp at Huron Boulevard from Wednesday to Friday this week. The exit ramp, closed Dec. 7 through Dec. 9, is part of a long...

Daily Digest: Integration and infrastructure

Published December 6, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Tuesday, December 6: Minneapolis schools may end one effort to integrate students Minnesota's schools have long been blemished by poor achievement numbers between white...

Charred paper rests on the lawn of a house on the 1000 block of Fourth Street Southeast that a man tried to light on fire earlier Saturday afternoon.

Man tries to set fire to his house

Published December 5, 2011

Minneapolis police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after he threatened to set his house on fire and started a small blaze on his lawn. Roughly 10 officers were at the scene on the 1000 block of Fourth...

Charred paper rests on the lawn of a house on the 1000 block of Fourth Street Southeast that a man tried to light on fire earlier Saturday afternoon.

Man tries to set his Marcy-Holmes house on fire

Published December 3, 2011

Minneapolis police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after he started a small blaze on his lawn and tried to set his house on fire. Roughly 10 officers were at the scene on the 1000 block of Fourth Street...

Assistant Professor Hearther Conrad demonstrates how students use the School of Dentistrys Simulation Clinic on Nov. 14 in Moose Tower.

DentSims: to teach or to tout?

Published December 1, 2011

In 2008, leaders of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs School of Dentistry got what they were looking for âÄî a clinic to put the institution at the forefront of dental education. Part of...

Weekend yielded uptick in serious crime near campus

Published November 23, 2011

A handful of crimes in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood over the weekend culminated in two instances where residents, at least one a University of Minnesota student, were shot multiple times with a pellet...

State sells controversial tobacco bonds

Published November 17, 2011

Minnesota's state government on Wednesday sold $757 million in tobacco settlement bonds as part of the controversial deal reached in July to end the state's historic 20-day government shutdown. Gov. Mark...

Cops to examine Comstock bullet

Published November 16, 2011

The stray bullet that broke a Comstock Hall window early Monday morning has a new home. The Hennepin County SherriffâÄôs Office Crime Laboratory Unit  will examine the expended ammunition...

Private higher ed company to lay off 65 workers

Published November 15, 2011

In a bid to save $5.5 million annually, Capella Education, a private higher education company, announced Tuesday it will lay off 65 non-faculty workers in the face of declining revenues this year. The...

Breast cancer group tests canned foods for BPA

Published November 15, 2011

Elevating its call to remove a potentially troubling plastic ingredient from canned food linings, a breast cancer advocacy group released a report Tuesday that condemned the use of Bisphenol A in food...

Reporter’s notebook: School of Dentistry must change, sources say

Published November 9, 2011

Editor’s note: “Reporter’s Notebook” is an occasional blog that will feature worthwhile content left out of a news story.  It will also give reporters an opportunity to talk about challenges...

This article features an interactive timeline.

Sources: School of Dentistry must change

Published October 31, 2011

Alleged intimidation and favoritism have embittered faculty at the University of MinnesotaâÄôs School of Dentistry for years, interviews show. As the school prepares to hand its reins over to a...

Dayton fully wades into stadium debate

Published October 19, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton offered his strongest push yet for a publicy funded Vikings stadium on Wednesday, saying he'll unveil his own detailed proposal in the next two weeks, the Associated Press reports. Dayton...

An XX Board of Regents meeting with John Pillsbury, the father of the University.

The Untouchable U

Published September 19, 2011

The University of Minnesota stood independently for nearly a decade before Minnesota became a state âÄî 160 years later, little has changed. Thousands of students descend on campus each day, many...

Higher ed advocates ask Dayton for support

Published April 14, 2011

Students, staff and administrators âÄìâÄì including University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks âÄìâÄì from colleges and universities statewide plead with Gov. Mark...

Dayton, higher ed advocates talk budget cuts

Published April 13, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton and a group of MinnesotaâÄôs higher education leaders, including University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks, discussed the historic cuts facing colleges and universities across...

Special election for Falcon Heights Senate seat today

Published April 12, 2011

Republican candidate Greg Copeland is taking another crack at winning the traditionally DFL-held Senate District 66 seat, which includes part of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs St. Paul campus,...

Paul Stelmach of Surly Brewing Company watches the production line of the canning process Wednesday afternoon in the warehouse in Brooklyn Center.

Brewers close in on selling own booze

Published April 7, 2011

Omar Ansari used to be a household name only among beer lovers and craft brewers, but now the owner of Surly Brewing Co. has catapulted his company into a statewide debate about liquor laws in Minnesota. Surly,...

Legislature passes bills to cut higher ed funds

Published March 30, 2011

The Minnesota House and Senate passed different versions of a higher education finance bill Tuesday that would cut $306 million from current state aid levels. The Senate bill would cut $176 million from...

Boathouse manager Tom Perry helps putting the dock together Friday for the rowing team.

Ice dam’s dock damage: $82,000

Published March 29, 2011

University of Minnesota Boathouse manager Tom Perry lightly guides a floating dock using the front of his pontoon. âÄúJust a little love tap,âÄù he said, his boat sliding the dock into...

McCollum on campus for health care talks

Published March 24, 2011

Even WednesdayâÄôs icy downpour didnâÄôt keep Congresswoman Betty McCollum, D-Minn., from celebrating the federal health care reform billâÄôs one-year anniversary. McCollum trudged...

McCollum visits U on health reform anniversary

Published March 23, 2011

Even WednesdayâÄôs icy downpour didnâÄôt keep Congresswoman Betty McCollum, D-Minn., from celebrating the federal health care reform billâÄôs one year anniversary. McCollum trudged...

Apple removes app after U prof’s complaint

Published March 23, 2011

After a complaint from University of Minnesota professor Gary Remafedi and thousands of others on the internet, Apple Inc. removed an app on Tuesday from its store that Remafedi says misconstrues his research...

Technology funding could benefit the University

Published March 10, 2011

A group of lawmakers, businesses and University of Minnesota officials arenâÄôt focused on the stateâÄôs current budget mess. TheyâÄôre preparing for decades to come. Despite a...

Leg. Republicans: $411 million cut to higher ed

Published March 10, 2011

Republican legislators unveiled budget cut targets Thursday that would slash $411 million from higher education funding -- more than double DFL Gov. Mark DaytonâÄôs proposed reductions -- to solve...

Federal tax policy helps cut deficit

Published March 1, 2011

Despite a marginally improved economic forecast, the political battle to solve MinnesotaâÄôs remaining projected $5 billion budget shortfall rages on. Federal government action largely reduced...

Minnesota’s budget deficit falls to $5 billion

Published February 28, 2011

MinnesotaâÄôs previously estimated $6.2 billion budget deficit for the next biennium was reduced by about one-sixth to $5 billion, largely due to far-reaching federal government action, according...

Dayton’s bonding bill likely DOA

Published February 24, 2011

Gov. Mark DaytonâÄôs $560 million bonding bill, heard for the first time Wednesday, was met with predictable disinterest by Republicans. The bill would borrow money over the long term to pay for...

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty signs copies of his book on Jan. 27 in Burnsville, Minn.

Courage to Stand … and to run?

Published February 21, 2011

Tim PawlentyâÄôs political career began on the Washington Avenue Bridge. As a University of Minnesota first-year, Pawlenty joined the College Republicans in the fall of 1979 and told the groupâÄôs...

Fighting over beer? What’s new?

Published February 9, 2011

Surly Brewing Company says it has expanded its five-year-old brewery in Brooklyn Center as much as possible. Now the craft beer company is looking for a state law change that would...

Rybak, Wolves want Target Center fixes

Published February 2, 2011

The city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Timberwolves proposed a $155 million Target Center renovation Tuesday but offered little explanation of the projectâÄôs financing or timeline. Minneapolis...

Dayton bonding bill features $100M in U funds

Published February 1, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled half of a $1 billion bonding bill Monday that includes $100 million in University of Minnesota project and maintenance funding. Despite DaytonâÄôs call for lawmakers to...

Dayton proposes $531 mil. for construction projects

Published January 31, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled half of a $1 billion bonding bill on Monday that includes $100 million in University of Minnesota projects and maintenance funding. Despite DaytonâÄôs call for lawmakers...

Students aim for city council seats

Published January 25, 2011

Student government could take on a lot more meaning in Minnesota. Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, introduced a bill Monday that would give city councils across the state the power to install an "ex-officio"...

Republicans: continue U funding cuts in ’12-13

Published January 19, 2011

Flat state funding is nothing new to the University of Minnesota. A proposal from legislative Republicans unveiled Tuesday would continue the trend over the next two years. The bill, meant to tackle the...

Republicans continue one-time higher ed cuts

Published January 18, 2011

Flat state funding is nothing new to the University of Minnesota. A Republican proposal unveiled today would continue the trend over the next two years. The bill, meant to tackle the state's $6.2...

Boynton head assigned key state agency position

Published January 3, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Dr. Ed Ehlinger, head of Boynton Health Service, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday. Ehlinger, who assumes his new role in January, has served as...

Governor Mark Dayton, center, stands beside Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, left, and former Vice President Walter Mondale after being sworn into office Monday at Landmark Center.

Dayton sworn in as Minnesota’s governor

Published January 3, 2011

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that collaboration will be a key priority in bringing jobs to the state and balancing a projected $6.2 billion budget deficit. Dayton was inaugurated as MinnesotaâÄôs...

Winter parking restrictions begin in Minneapolis on Friday

Published December 16, 2010

Get used to parking on one side of the road. ItâÄôs here to stay. Minneapolis officials enacted winter parking restrictions beginning on Friday at 8 a.m. Parking on the even side of non-snow emergency...

Snowstorm racks Minn.

Published December 13, 2010

A deluge of more than 17 inches of snow blanketed Minneapolis during a two-day blizzard that also enveloped the Midwest. Minneapolis residents woke up to a âÄúblizzard or near blizzardâÄù...

Cons profit from buying profs’ textbooks

Published December 13, 2010

On Dec. 5, University of Minnesota journalism professor Dr. Amy Sanders received a cryptic e-mail asking to buy her instructor edition or review copy textbooks. It was one solicitation in a multi-million...

Icy blanket of snow coats the state

Published December 11, 2010

Between six and 20 inches of snow has fallen on Eastern Minnesota. More is expected overnight. Minneapolis residents woke up to a "blizzard or near blizzard" Saturday, according to the National Weather...

Dayton and Pawlenty hold joint press conference

Published December 10, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gov.-elect Mark Dayton met privately before hosting a joint press conference Thursday afternoon. They stood together, though the two have been political opponents in the past on issues...

Governor elect Mark Dayton gives his acceptance speech Wednesday afternoon at the State Capital.

Dayton wins gov. race after Emmer concedes

Published December 9, 2010

After a bruising primary fight, roughly 30 grueling debates and 21 months of campaigning, Mark Dayton became the first Minnesota DFL governor elected in more than two decades. Dayton accepted Republican...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer delivers his concession speech in front of his Delano home Wednesday morning.

Emmer concedes governor’s race

Published December 8, 2010

Republican Tom Emmer conceded the Minnesota governors race to Democrat Mark Dayton Wednesday morning at his Delano home. Emmer, who trailed Dayton by nearly 9,000 votes following Election Night, dropped...

Members of the public attend the open house held Tuesday at the governors mansion in St. Paul. Visitors toured the nearly 100-year-old landmark for their recently opened holiday open house.

Gov.’s mansion open for the holidays

Published December 7, 2010

Gazing at a âÄúgleaming bowlâÄù situated on the dining room table of the Minnesota GovernorâÄôs residence, Burnsville resident Lou Swedeen exclaimed, âÄúOooh, now I want...

Governor’s residence open to public

Published December 7, 2010

The Governer's residence will be open to visitors the next three Tuesdays for public tours. Annually, more than 15,000 visitors pass through the mansion, which will turn 100 next year. The home serves...

Emmer will concede governor’s race

Published December 7, 2010

Republican Tom Emmer will concede the governorâÄôs race, a Republican official said, leaving Mark Dayton the first DFL governor elected in 24 years. Jacquie Emmer, Tom's wife, confirmed a press...

Recount ends with Emmer still trailing

Published December 6, 2010

The first stage of MinnesotaâÄôs gubernatorial recount ended Friday as Hennepin County finished hand tallying roughly 470,000 ballots cast on Election Day and joined the stateâÄôs other...

County officials finish hand counting ballots

Published December 3, 2010

The first stage of MinnesotaâÄôs gubernatorial recount ended Friday as Hennepin County finished hand tallying roughly 470,000 ballots cast on Election Day and joined the stateâÄôs other...

State faces projected $6.2 bil. budget deficit

Published December 2, 2010

MinnesotaâÄôs deficit for the next budget biennium is $6.2 billion, according to projections released Thursday by state officials âÄî roughly $600 million worse than previously estimated. The...

Recount rattles officials

Recount rattles officials

Published November 30, 2010

A verbal dustup between representatives for Republican Tom Emmer and nonpartisan recount officials in Hennepin County was one of many instances on Monday that left table judges feeling "under attack,"...

Recount proceeds smoothly

Published November 29, 2010

After a verbal tussle between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer's attorneys in the early stages of Minnesota's gubernatorial recount, things fell into a groove at the Hennepin County Government Center as the first...

Gubernatorial recount will kick off on Monday

Published November 24, 2010

The recount is set. Democrat Mark DaytonâÄôs 8,770-vote lead over Republican Tom Emmer is within the half percent margin that triggers an automatic recount in Minnesota, according to the state...

Minnesota Supreme Court denies Emmer petition

Published November 23, 2010

Minnesota's highest court denied Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer's petition to delay tomorrow's election results certification until the number of voters matches the number of ballots...

GOP announces 2011-12 leg. committee leadership

Published November 18, 2010

Sen. Michelle Fischbach and Rep. Bud Nornes will head the legislative higher education committees in the 2011-2012 biennium. Fischbach and Nornes are two of 40 committee chairmembers the state GOP caucuses...

GOP announces legislative committee leadership

Published November 18, 2010

Sen. Michelle Fischbach and Rep. Bud Nornes will head the legislative higher education committees for the 2011-2012 biennium. They are two of 40 committee chairs the state GOP caucuses announced Wednesday. Nornes...

NY legislators praise Kaler’s style

Published November 18, 2010

Immense budget deficits and declining state higher education spending arenâÄôt strangers to New York or Minnesota. Stony Brook University Provost Eric Kaler has woven through the legislative minefield...

Legislators weigh in on presidential expectations

Published November 15, 2010

In a climate of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty, the next University of Minnesota president needs to collaborate with the Legislature and clearly articulate the UniversityâÄôs goals to succeed,...

Recount heavyweights convene at Humphrey

Published November 11, 2010

A group of recount experts will meet today at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to discuss Minnesota's second high profile recount in the past two years. Included in the panel is Fritz Knaak, an...

Recount: the prolonged process

Published November 11, 2010

As Election Night wore on, the inevitability of a recount in MinnesotaâÄôs gubernatorial race became clear. In the following week, DFL candidate Mark DaytonâÄôs lead over his opponent Tom...

Tom Emmer vows to see recount to its conclusion

Published November 10, 2010

Amid preparations for a potential statewide recount and heated allegations of voter fraud made by his partyâÄôs chair, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer remained silent for six days. He...

Incoming House Speaker Zellers: No ramming Legislation

Published November 9, 2010

With a lengthy gubernatorial recount likely to begin Nov. 29, newly-installed Republican legislative majorities could be handed the opportunity to work with Gov. Tim Pawlenty past his normal term. If the...

Emmer gains six votes in Hennepin County

Published November 9, 2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer gained six ballots in Hennepin County after a Plymouth voting precinct finalized a discrepancy in election results, bringing the total votes...

Republicans elect new Leg. leadership for 2011 session

Published November 8, 2010

Republican legislators cleaned house over the weekend. The respective caucuses elected Rep. Kurt Zellers as House Speaker and lawmaker Amy Koch as Senate majority leader. The Republican tide that washed...

Recount in gubernatorial race could begin Nov. 23

Published November 4, 2010

With a looming gubernatorial recount and a complete reversal of power in the state Legislature, Republicans turned Minnesota politics on its head as election results rolled in Wednesday. Democrat Mark...

U banks on big 2011 bonding bill

Published October 28, 2010

Like 2010, the upcoming Legislative session could be a double-whammy for lawmakers. Depending on the course set by the new governor, 2011, typically a Legislative budget year, could saddle policymakers...

Emmer leads fundraising with one week to election

Published October 26, 2010

The three main gubernatorial candidates have received about $2.6 million in individual contributions and have spent nearly $4.4 million since late July, according to campaign finance reports released Tuesday. The...

2010 Election Guide: Tom Horner, Independent

Published October 26, 2010

What is the most important issue facing Minnesota right now, and how will you address it? The most important long-term issue is restoring the vitality of the economy âÄî creating jobs âÄî...

2010 Election Guide: Mark Dayton, DFL

Published October 26, 2010

What is the most important issue facing Minnesota right now, and how will you address it? Jobs, jobs, jobs! I will be MinnesotaâÄôs next jobs Governor. I will go anywhere in our state, nation or...

2010 Election Guide: Tom Emmer, Republican

Published October 26, 2010

What is the most important issue facing Minnesota right now, and how will you address it? The most important issue is starting to grow jobs again in our economy. WeâÄôre going to address it by...

Due to the chance of rain, Obama will speak at the University Field House

Published October 22, 2010

Due to the chance of rain, President Barack Obama will speak at the University Field House on Saturday instead of Northrop Mall. The venue is the only aspect of the event that will change; doors will still...

State representative Phyllis Kahn of district 59b puts together a plate of French food during a fundraiser for her campaign Friday evening at a supporter’s house.

Taking on Kahn: Opponents realize odds are slim

Published October 21, 2010

Standing in front of about 40 supporters at a campaign fundraiser in a home on East River Road, Rep. Phyllis Kahn prepared to host an impromptu Q&A session about Minnesota politics. "How are we going...

$80M relief bill passes during special session

Published October 19, 2010

âÄúThe motion prevails, the session is adjourned,âÄù House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher said Monday, banging her gavel for the last time. Kelliher, chosen as Speaker in 2006, led...

Obama to hold Sat. rally on Northrop

Published October 18, 2010

On Oct. 23, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to host a public rally on the University of Minnesota campus in nearly a century. The rally, in support of DFL gubernatorial nominee...

Gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner debate on October 16 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Gubernatorial candidates spar on campus

Published October 18, 2010

A dire message for higher education resonated from the three major gubernatorial candidates at a University of Minnesota debate Friday afternoon. The event, hosted by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association...

Campaign Dialogue 2010 Live blog

Published October 15, 2010

Campaign Dialogue 2010 Live Blog

Gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner debate on October 16 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Candidates spar at University debate

Published October 15, 2010

A dire message for higher education resonated from the three major gubernatorial candidates at a University of Minnesota debate Friday afternoon. The event, hosted by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association...

Confirmed: Obama to speak on Northrop Mall

Published October 15, 2010

President Barack Obama will rally at Northrop Mall for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton on Oct. 23, according to a statement from the campaign. Dayton initially announced on Saturday that...

Emmer rallies college students as race heats up

Published October 11, 2010

Backed by a blue "Emmer for Governor" sign, Republican nominee Tom Emmer danced on top of two chairs in a dark Irish pub in St. Paul, pulling loud cheers out of a rambunctious group of College Republicans...

Obama may rally at Northrop Mall

Published October 11, 2010

Update 6:40 p.m.: Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci said the the campaign has not yet confirmed a location for the rally.  President Barack Obama will host a rally at Northrop Mall for Democratic...

Medical area cordoned off following chemical spill

Published September 30, 2010

Firefighters have cordoned off a roughly three-block stretch of Harvard Street Southeast following a chemical spill before 6 p.m. at the Phillips-Wangensteen Building. Two students spilled two to four...

Chemical spill causes evacuation

Chemical spill causes evacuation

Published September 30, 2010

Minneapolis firefighters cordoned off a roughly two-block stretch of Harvard Street Southeast following a chemical spill just before 6 p.m. at the Phillips Wangensteen Building. Two students spilled between...

Students hospitalized after chemical spill

Students hospitalized after chemical spill

Published September 30, 2010

Minneapolis firefighters cordoned off a roughly two-block stretch of Harvard Street Southeast following a chemical spill just before 6 p.m. at the Phillips Wangensteen Building. Two students spilled between...

MacArthur grant funds bee research

Published September 29, 2010

University of Minnesota entomology professor Marla Spivak thought she was waiting for a freelance journalist in her St. Paul office. SheâÄôd put off the interview for a while, but after some insistence,...

Student group to stream Obama rally

Published September 28, 2010

President Barack Obama will address University of Wisconsin, Madison students at a rally Tuesday night focusing on recapturing the energy that helped him win the 2008 presidential election. âÄúWhat...

Protests arise nationwide over FBI raids

Published September 28, 2010

The two sides of Washington Avenue South in front of the Minneapolis FBI headquarters were in stark contrast Monday evening. On one sidewalk stood a group of about 200 chanting protestors denouncing a...

UMPD pedals in bicycle law enforcement

Published September 27, 2010

University of Minnesota junior Jordan Bernens biked through a stop sign into a clear intersection without thinking Thursday. She was one of 18 people to receive biking-related tickets from University police...

University researcher’s alleged killer charged

Published September 23, 2010

A 24-year-old man who allegedly killed University of Minnesota research associate Ethan Johnson in a car accident late Monday night was charged with two counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide. Police apprehended...

Some health care reform provisions began Thursday

Published September 23, 2010

A series of federal health care reform provisions, including some aimed at significantly increasing coverage for students and young adults, takes effect Thursday.  The provisions, included in the...

Dayton revises MN budget proposal

Published September 22, 2010

Reducing the tax revenue he projected to earn in the next two years by more than $1 billion, DFL gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton released a revised budget plan Tuesday. Dayton’s new proposal leaves...

Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner speaks about his bipartisan abilities and plans for education reform Monday at the Humphrey Center.

Horner gets specific on ed. plan

Published September 21, 2010

Independence Party nominee Tom Horner said he hopes to maintain current levels of funding for the state’s higher education institutions, including the University of Minnesota, if elected governor. Horner...

Dayton revises budget proposal

Published September 21, 2010

Reducing the tax revenue he projected to earn next biennium by more than $1 billion, DFL gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton released a revised budget plan Tuesday. Dayton’s new proposal leaves about...

Higher ed. featured in Horner’s jobs proposal

Published September 16, 2010

 Independence Party gubernatorial nominee Tom Horner released a proposal on Thursday detailing his plan for creating jobs throughout the state. Included in the proposal is $30 million in research...

Jon Duesterhoeft, right, and Martin Menart, left, stand around their Bayou Classic in St. Paul Sunday.

Brew it yourself: for the love of beer

Published September 16, 2010

He used a comically oversized metal spoon to pour the brown, sugary ooze into an eight-gallon kettle. Then, staring into the bubbling mixture of grains and water, University of Minnesota graduate Jon Duesterhoeft...

Emmer talks education reform at Humphrey

Published September 16, 2010

With an air of bipartisanship and a detailed proposal, Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer discussed education reform Wednesday during a candidate forum at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Emmer...

Kelliher could be Minneapolis parks superintendent

Published September 16, 2010

 Margaret Anderson Kelliher, a DFL candidate for governor defeated by Mark Dayton in the August primary, could be Minneapolis' next parks superintendent, the Star Tribune reports. Kelliher is...

Gambling not off the table for MN budget

Published September 15, 2010

Odds are good Minnesotans will hear about gambling expansion when the Legislature meets next year. A group of hospitality and bar associations began campaigning Tuesday to install video lottery terminals,...

Emmer’s budget plan slashes from higher ed

Published September 15, 2010

Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer released the final portion of his plan to curb the state’s projected $5.8 billion deficit Tuesday. It includes about $400 million in cuts to higher education. Spending...

Emmer’s budget plan would cut $400 mil. from higher ed

Published September 14, 2010

Significant cuts to higher education are on the horizon if Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer is elected. Emmer released the final portion of his plan to curb the state’s projected $5.8 billion...