Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press
BILL SALISBURY St.
The four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor would all cut taxes, keep sex offenders locked up and find ways to pay for roads, bridges and mass transit without raising taxes. During their first joint appearance since the GOP state convention last month, the four contenders acknowledged on Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” show Friday night that they agree on most issues, so voters should judge them on their track records before voting in the Aug. 12 Republican primary. “It’s more about experience than issues,” said former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert of Marshall.
ST. PAUL — With Washington bogged down in partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama came to the Twin Cities on Thursday afternoon to talk to ordinary citizens and put an upbeat face on a record that has taken a beating. He hosted a town hall meeting with about 350 Minnesotans in Minneapolis’ Minnehaha Park, grabbed a burger at a bar with a struggling young mother and took a side trip to St.
ST. PAUL — It’s hard for students to do homework when they don’t have a home. Homework is not a priority for homeless students. “Their priority is called survival,” St.
ST. PAUL — “Only in Minnesota” doesn’t refer just to snow in mid-April. It’s also the theme of the state’s largest-ever marketing campaign to lure tourists to Minnesota and persuade...
ST. PAUL — Payday lenders collected more than $82 million in fees from low- and middle-income Minnesotans between 1999 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by a group...
ST. PAUL — Critical research on Minnesota’s aquatic pests and food supply is being conducted in a century-old tractor garage and a condemned workshop on the University of Minnesota’s St...
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday. The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie put in place in September without the Legislature’s specific authorization. That sparked a sharp reaction from Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican lawmakers, Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislative auditor, who argued Ritchie should have gotten legislative approval first.
ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama came to St.