Pragmatic Minnesotans in the Eighth Congressional District should hope Republican Pete Stauber, if elected, is fully committed to a philosophy he shared recently with the Star Tribune Editorial Board: We dont need a red playbook or a blue playbook.
The primary election season began with amazing plot twists as candidates filed for office, thanks to Attorney General Lori Swansons last-minute decision to jump into the race for governor, which lead to a dramatic game of political musical chairs among some of the DFLs most prominent figures.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is the reigning hot dish champion of Minnesotas congressional delegation after capturing the top prize in the annual competition Wednesday.
Emmers dish, entitled Hotdish of Champions, combined a cant-miss collection of all-star ingredients in what is known elsewhere in the world as casserole.
Since Gov. Mark Dayton came out in favor of a controversial proposal by PolyMet to mine copper, nickel and other precious metals in northeastern Minnesota, he and his allies have said that his support is guided by sound environmental and economic policy — not politics.