Tim Pugmire Feature Archive

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's re-election strategy has been to avoid responding to candidate criticisms. But she'll be part of Saturday's debate and her challengers plan to make some noise. (10/27/2014)
Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and Republican Scott Newman did not respond to an invitation by the St. Paul NAACP. (10/27/2014)
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said the plaintiffs are not required to join SEIU, and there is no infringement on their first amendment rights. (10/22/2014)
The candidates for governor have one more debate scheduled for Oct. 31. (10/20/2014)
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)
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)