Tim Pugmire

Tim Pugmire

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
tpugmire@mpr.org


Tim Pugmire covers politics and state government for MPR News. Before moving to the state Capitol bureau, Pugmire spent nine years reporting on education. He also worked at MPR's Collegeville bureau from 1990-96. Pugmire began his news broadcasting career in 1983 and worked for several commercial radio stations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and New Ulm High School.

Tim Pugmire Feature Archive

Dayton and Johnson debate in St. Paul
The candidates for governor have one more debate scheduled for Oct. 31. (10/20/2014)
Republican State Convention 2012
They aren't getting a lot of attention, but three major party candidates trying to replace outgoing DFLer Mark Ritchie have sharply different messages. Here's a look. (10/17/2014)
The House floor
Democrats hold a 12-seat advantage after their wins in 2012. Republicans must win seven of those seats back this year to be the majority. (10/16/2014)
Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Jeff Johnson debate in Moorhead today. Education spending will be a key issue. Dayton wants to boost per-pupil spending. Johnson won't make any promises. (10/08/2014)
The project is expected to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport's total electricity. (10/02/2014)
Minnesota's 2015 premiums will be the lowest of any in the nation, the Commerce Department says. Critics argue the 4.5 percent average masks some big rate hikes. (10/01/2014)
The death penalty hasn't surfaced as an issue in the race for governor in Minnesota. But it's another area on which the candidates disagree. (09/30/2014)
The move comes after a scathing audit found the group overcharged state and federal programs. State officials say they'll take steps to get that money back. (09/26/2014)
Gov. Dayton isn't saying whether he'll soften his own stand on medical marijuana in a second term. His rivals are staking out other positions. (09/11/2014)
In different speeches at the same venue, Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson offer contrasting views about how government should work. (09/04/2014)
Andy Dawkins may be the Green Party's best chance in years to regain major-party status. (09/02/2014)
The new bargaining unit would be represented by the Service Employees International Union. (08/26/2014)
Members of the bipartisan Rural Task Force will hold their first meeting Wednesday. (08/25/2014)
A estimated 27,000 in-home health care workers were eligible to vote this month on whether to have collective-bargaining representation from the Service Employees International Union. (08/25/2014)
Republican gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson is promising to use several ideas from his primary opponents as he campaigns against Gov. Mark Dayton, who is already reminding voters about Democrats' accomplishments over the past four years -- including legalized same-sex marriage and a minimum wage increase. (08/13/2014)