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Politicians eye U’s Penny for governor

June 24, 2002

Gov. Jesse Ventura shook the gubernatorial race last week when he announced he would not run for re-election, changing the dynamics in a race for the state's top position. Now the search for a new Independence...

Councilman, two others charged in local plumbers’ union extortion case

April 19, 2002

Federal investigators charged Minneapolis City Council member Joe Biernat with extortion Thursday, accusing him of illicit deal-making with the local plumbers' union. The indictment alleges Biernat and...