REPRINT 1939: Governor Orders Turkeys
In 1939, the very first year Paul Anderson raised turkeys, he was asked to provide 100 of them for a banquet, by the Governor of Wisconsin.... Posted on 9/17/10 at 12:00 AM
STAFF BLOG TALES FROM THE CHIEF Speaking with Rob Hahn
Rob Hahn is definitely on the fringe as far as political candidates go. He’s neither a Democrat nor Republican, but rather running as an Independence Party gubernatorial hopeful. And, he’s... Posted on 7/15/10 at 8:38 AM
Sens. Klobuchar and Franken, Rep. Walz pledge support for cities, counties, businesses WORTHINGTON — More than 50 citizens and local government officials met Saturday morning at the Worthington Fire Hall to share stories of their struggles and strides in dealing with the aftermath of last week’s devastating ice storm and snowstorm.
SIBLEY, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds outlined their plan for improving Iowa through an “Our Opportunity, Our Iowa” town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Sibley Public Library.
ST. PAUL — No one argued over the need to continue state city aid during a Wednesday meeting of Minnesota mayors and Gov. Mark Dayton, but it will be a different story when Republicans who control the Legislature write their budget.
Governor’s budget shows a mixed picture
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans’ first look at a complete budget proposal in a $6.2 billion deficit era shows a picture of higher taxes on the rich and health-care providers, more money for education and some health-care programs and cuts for nursing homes.
Dayton and GOP agreed to make regulations more business friendly
ST. PAUL — Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and newly minted Republican Minnesota legislative leaders promise to work with each other when the 2011 legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.
ST. PAUL — Nuclear power. Mining. Regulations. Duck season.
Those and more issues will be debated in Minnesota legislative environmental committees run by Republicans during the session that begins Jan. 4.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democratic Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and Republican Senate leaders agree on the need to reduce the time it takes for businesses and farmers to get state permits, but differ on building a new Vikings football stadium.
Pawlenty gives Governor-elect residential tour
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota’s governor-elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor’s residence.
Democratic candidate ahead in quiet recount
ST. PAUL — Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race.
Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast. Dayton picked up 20 votes while Emmer lost four as 44.7 percent of Nov. 2’s votes were recounted Monday.
Governor wants candidates ready for office
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants his two would-be successors to informally begin the transition into the state’s top spot, but he also promises to remain in office as long as needed.
Republican wins fifth term as governor, ousts Culver
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Gov. Terry Branstad rode his claim of experience and stability back into office Tuesday for a fifth term as Iowa governor, defeating incumbent Democratic Gov. Chet Culver.
The loss by Culver marked the first time since 1962 that Iowa voters have ousted a sitting governor.
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