Governor's race in full swing Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially launched his re-election campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Eagan. Democratic challengers will be vying for their party's endorsement next week. The Independence Party will annoint its candidate, Peter Hutchinson, at a convention on June 24.11:06 a.m.
Minnesota's persistent racial gap Brookings Institution Vice President and Director of Metropolitan Policy Bruce Katz argues that the gap in income and education between black and white Minnesotans could hurt the state's economy.12:06 p.m.