Sen. Amy Klobuchar says people are thinking about how their health care costs will rise if Congress fails to take action.
Congressman Keith Ellison says he hopes President Obama understands the essentiality of a public option for health care.
Congressman John Kline says health care reform doesn't have to be a partisan battle.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the trigger proposal for a public option simply kicks the can down the road.
Poll numbers show a split over Pawlenty's job approval.
Republican lawmakers will gather in Eden Prairie this afternoon to discuss business issues rather than attend a DFL-organized budget summit.
The Pioneer Press looks back at Minnesota's 2008 Senate race.
State officials say texting while driving is still a problem.
Next year's race for governor is an issue in this year's race for mayor in St. Paul.
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, officially launched his candidacy in Duluth.
State Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, says Minnesota needs more jobs.
Bellwether districts in the Minnesota House are hard to find.
Gov. Pawlenty says he doesn't view Sarah Palin as a competitor.
Posted at 11:56 AM on September 8, 2009
by Tom Scheck
AP is reporting that Gov. Pawlenty is headed to Virginia on Wednesday to campaign for a GOP candidate for governor. Who's taking wagers on whether Pawlenty also appears on cable TV to rebut President Obama's speech on health care? (Update: Pawlenty said he may appear on some TV programs to rebut Obama's health address. He would not say which shows).
Pawlenty, who won't say whether he's running for president but is making all of the moves of a 2012 hopeful, will also hold a conference call with GOP supporters on health care on Thursday morning. That call is sponsored by the Republican Governor's Association.
Posted at 1:02 PM on September 8, 2009
by Tom Scheck
Gov. Pawlenty announced today that he filed the official paperwork to terminated his campaign for governor. The move was expected since Pawlenty announced in June that he won't run for a third term. Pawlenty's campaign announced that he donated $284 thousand to the Republican political organizations. He also donated $290 thousand to ten charities. Here's the list:
Republican Party of Minnesota, $204,000
House Republican Campaign Committee, $40,000
Senate Victory Fund, $40,000
Minnesota Teen Challenge, $85,892
Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund, $30,000
Minnesota Military Family Foundation, $30,000
Minnesota Patriot Guard, $20,000
Starkey Hearing Foundation, $25,000
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, $20,000
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Minnesota Chapter, $20,000
Hope for the City, $20,000
Helping Paws, $20,000
Feed My Starving Children, $20,000