Conventions

After four days of hosting the Republican National Convention, St. Paul can finally go back to being a quiet little town. But with all of the headaches that it brought, such as road closures and protests, was it worth it? (09/05/2008)
John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the "constant partisan rancor" plaguing the nation as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. "Change is coming" to Washington, he promised the Republican National Convention. (09/04/2008)
On the last day of the Republican National Convention, John McCain calls for a shakeup in Washington. But for many living in the host city, business as usual sounds pretty good. (09/04/2008)
Tom Crann talks with Melissa Mattson, whose family has owned Mickey's Dining Car for 69 years. (09/04/2008)
Catholic Charities CEO Rev. John Estrem talks about life at the Dorothy Day Center homeless shelter during the Republican National Convention. (09/04/2008)
While the RNC ends Thursday night, the convention related court cases will wind their way through Minnesota's legal system for months, maybe even years to come. (09/04/2008)
A top Republican pollster spoke to Minnesota Republican delegates today to give them advice about how to present presidential candidate John McCain's message in the two months between now and Election Day. He gave some insight into the logic behind the spin. (09/04/2008)
As the convention he helped host comes to an end, the new guessing game is what's next for Gov. Tim Pawlenty? (09/04/2008)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave a rousing speech before a rapt audience at the Xcel Center in St. Paul Wednesday night, as she accepted the Republican Party's nomination for vice president. Keynoter former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani also attacked the record of Democratic nominee Barack Obama. (Midday, 09/04/2008)
Minnesota Public Radio assembled a dozen Republican delegates and volunteers from around the nation and asked them to get beyond the canned answers and speeches to tell us why they hold their political allegiances. (09/04/2008)
Police hauled detained protesters to jail by the busload after using smoke and concussion grenades to disperse groups of roving protesters in St. Paul on the final day of the Republican National Convention. (09/04/2008)
Minneapolis police arrested 102 people last night after a crowd leaving the Target Center staged an impromptu march, according to the law enforcement Joint Information Center. (09/04/2008)
The Republican National Convention wraps up tonight, following several days of protests and more than 300 arrests. As the first detainees charged with gross misdemeanors or felonies were released yesterday, many said police arrested them without cause. (09/04/2008)
John McCain is scheduled to accept the nomination in a speech tonight, following a rousing recital by his No. 2, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Minnesota delegates say they couldn't have been happier with their relatively unknown vice presidential candidate's performance last night. (09/04/2008)
A teenager who was arrested during Monday's demonstrations against the Republican National Convention says he was beaten by the officers who arrested him, and released without medical attention. (09/03/2008)

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