2008 Race for U.S. Senate
Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, Democrat Al Franken and Dean Barkley of the Independence Party won their parties' primaries last night.
Franken's daughter Thomasin encourages young people to vote on the Iron Range.
Norm Coleman joins the bipartisan "Gang of 16," which is trying to get Congress to compromise on energy.
2008 Race for Congress
Republican Brian Davis defeated state Senator Dick Day in last night's primary. He'll take on Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in MN's 1st Congressional District.
GOP-endorsed candidate Glen Menze defeated Alan Roebke by about 500 votes. Menze will go on to challenge DFL Rep. Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District.
Incumbent Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann comfortably defeated primary challengers, Gregg A. Iverson and Aubrey Immelman.
Republican Erik Paulsen hits the air in the 3rd Congressional District.
For full primary results, visit the Secretary of State's website.
2008 Race for President
Rep. Michele Bachmann and state Rep. Laura Brod are two of the Republican women on the "truth squad" formed to defend Gov. Sarah Palin from attacks.
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows Palin energizes voters on both sides.
Four Minnesota business leaders endorse Sen. Barack Obama.
The New York Times says both candidates have ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lobbyists.
In this fast-paced race, fiction becomes fact before it can be debunked, says the Washington Post.
With Republicans newly energized by the Palin pick, Time reports that the Obama campaign is focusing on its ground game.
And Ralph Nader will be on the ballot in Minnesota.
State Rep. Neil Peterson of the "Override Six" is defeated in his primary, while Rep. Jim Abeler holds on.
Ten school ballot questions get approval, while three fail.
Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger has been hired to conduct an independent review of police planning and tactics.
Sheriff Bob Fletcher defends his department's handling of jailed protesters.
The I-35W bridge could open as early as Tuesday.
The U.S. Govt's bridge repair program has some problems, says the Government Accountability Office.
And in other news...
Sen. Larry Craig will ask the Minnesota Court of Appeals today to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea.
Posted at 1:36 PM on September 10, 2008
by Tim Pugmire
Elwyn Tinklenberg, the DFL challenger in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, has announced his plans to participate in a candidate forum later this month in Scandia.
But it's not clear whether incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will be there too. She was invited but hasn't confirmed. The Sept. 23 event at the Scandia Community Center is sponsored by Scandia Citizens for a Good Life and is billed as a town hall meeting.
Just one debate between Tinklenberg and Bachmann has been nailed down Sept. 29 in Monticello. But during a primary night interview, Bachmann sounded confident that more joint appearances would be worked out soon.
"There have been requests that have come into our office. And I know our campaign scheduler has been looking at that carefully. So, I have no doubt that we will," Bachmann said.