Catharine Richert Feature Archive

Just because you live in California, doesn't mean you can't help out one of Minnesota's candidates for Congress. According to recent campaign finance reports, contributors living as far away as Alaska are pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Minnesota's congressional races. (07/16/2012)
As it did in Wisconsin, union policy presents a tough situation for Kurt Bills: he's been a union member much of his professional life, but he's also an outspoken critic of the organizations. (07/05/2012)
Minnesota for Marriage, the primary group backing a state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman, has raised roughly $588,000 so far this year, according to a new finance report. (06/20/2012)
It looks like Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District just got a more competitive. (06/11/2012)
Public Policy Polling released another look at its poll from this week, this one showing DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a lead over her Republican opponent, Rep. Kurt Bills, of 26 percentage points. (06/08/2012)
A new poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by 15 percentage points in Minnesota. (06/07/2012)
Many people told MPR News the constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall that would define marriage is a bigger factor motivating them to vote than the presidential election. (06/05/2012)
Roughly 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters oppose the effort compared to the 43 percent that support it, according to Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. (06/05/2012)
Associate Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen M. Meyer will leave her post, effective Aug. 10. (05/10/2012)
By a 73-58 margin Monday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved funding for a $975 million Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. (05/08/2012)
An internal investigation by the Minnesota Republican Party into its finances found an ongoing deficit of more than $26,000 left from a conference last fall, questionable payments to contractors, and heavy credit card spending by the former party chairman. (05/07/2012)
President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Minnesota on June 1, according to a person close to the president's Minnesota campaign. (05/03/2012)
Shareholders of Minnesota's most well-known companies will vote this spring on board members and various proposals from shareholders — standard annual meeting fare. But for at least five local companies, the hot topic will be political spending and lobbying disclosure. (04/26/2012)
President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod says he doesn't expect Minnesota to be a battleground state in 2012. (04/24/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann and former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, says she is "very seriously looking at an endorsement for Mitt Romney." (04/15/2012)