Minnesota Public Radio features by Mike Mulcahy http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=48 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 07:49:51 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Mike Mulcahy http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Politics Friday: Republican mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens on her bid for governor and the end of the legislative session It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/18/politics-friday-republican-mayor-mary-giuliani-stephens-on-her-bid-for-governor?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2018 12:44:42 -0500 Politics Friday: Republican candidate for governor, Phillip Parrish and former U.S. AG Eric Holder It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/politics-friday-republican-candidate-for-governor-phillip-parrish?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday with candidate and Rep. Erin Murphy and Sen. Roger Chamberlain It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/04/politics-friday-erin-murphy-and-roger-chamberlain?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday with gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and congressional candidate Dan Feehan It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/27/politics-friday-jeff-johnson-dan-feehan?refid=0 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: Tim Walz on governor's race, and the tax bill It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/20/friday-politics-tim-walz-and-greg-davids?refid=0 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: Pawlenty on Governor's race, and Klobuchar on Facebook Former Governor Tim Pawlenty joined the program to talk about his candidacy and Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke about Mark Zuckerberg's hearings in Congress. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/13/politics-friday-pawlenty-klobuchar?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 How close are we to MLK's dream? Sarah Bellamy of the Penumbra Theatre joined the program to help answer that question. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/how-close-are-we-to-mlks-dream?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:54:56 -0500 Renter's rights in a tight market The rental market is doing very well in the Twin Cities. Vacancies are low. Rent is rising. That's all good news for developers. But bad news for renters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/renters-rights-in-a-tight-rental-market?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: The session in review, school safety and Pence It's been a busy week in politics. Host Mike Mulcahy went over the highlights with local legislators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/30/politics-friday-pence-school-safety?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Politics: Should cameras be allowed in courtrooms? MPR's Mike Mulcahy looked back at the week in Minnesota politics, including the debate over whether to allow cameras in the courtroom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/23/camerasincourt?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:37:12 -0500 How vulnerable is our power grid? The Trump Administration said last week that the U.S. energy grid was hacked by Russia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/howvulnerableisourpowergrid?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:53:34 -0500 What lies ahead in the Mohamed Noor case? MPR's Mike Mulcahy talked with three guests about the legal angles in the Mohamed Noor case &mdash: and how infrequently police officers are found guilty of murder or manslaughter for the on-duty killing of civilians. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/noor?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 How will driverless cars change our cities? A world where most cars will operate without drivers may be closer than you think. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/driverless-cars-change-our-lives?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: Look ma, no hands on my phone Rep. Mark Uglem joined the program to talk about his legislation that would mandate hands-free cellphone devices will driving. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/16/politics-friday-look-ma-no-hands?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 U.S. Sen. Tina Smith on her first few months in office Sen. Tina Smith has had a busy year. She got a new job in January, she had to move and she won't be able to keep the job unless the voters of Minnesota agree in November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/tina-smith-on-her-first-few-months-in-office?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The week in Minnesota politics On the show this week: gun safety legislation, a potential senate candidate and a chat with our political reporters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/09/this-week-in-minnesota-politics?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0600 VA study finds opioids are no better than alternatives for chronic pain Researcher and physician Erin Krebs joined the program to explain what they found after working with 240 chronic pain patients for a year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/va-study-finds-opioids-no-better-than-alternatives-for-chronic-pain?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Extreme filmmaking: How 'adventure filmmaker' Bryan Smith gets seemingly impossible shots This adventurous filmmaker took to the stage at the Fitzgerald Theater Thursday evening to talk about all the crazy places he and his camera have been, but first joined host Mike Mulcahy in the studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/how-bryan-smith-gets-those-impossible-shots?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Renewables now the number two source of power generation in Minnesota Coal made up 39 percent of the energy Minnesota generated inside its borders in 2017. And while nuclear capacity is static, new wind and solar capacity added every year resulted in 25 percent of energy generated within the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/renewables-now-the-number-two-source-of-power-generation-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Republicans, DFL governor call for more school safety funding State Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) joined host Mike Mulcahy to discuss what Republicans want to accomplish with the funding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/republicans-dfl-governor-call-for-more-school-safety-funding?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 What are we learning about medical marijuana? Recent studies show that patients with high pain were provided significant relief. But it's too soon to say marijuana is a cure-all for pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/06/what-are-we-learning-about-medical-marijuana?refid=0 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Congressman Nolan on his decision to retire He joined host Mike Mulcahy to discuss what this means for the 8th District. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/22/congressman-nolan-on-his-decision-to-retire?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Fetal alcohol disorders may be more common than previously thought A new study finds many more children than previously thought may have disabilities because their mothers drank during pregnancy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/22/fetal-alcohol-disorders-may-be-more-common?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 The 3M settlement: What you need to know The state's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M for polluting natural resources was dropped after they reached a settlement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/21/3m-settlement-what-you-need-to-know?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Governor Mark Dayton looks to his final legislative session Gov. Mark Dayton joined host Mike Mulcahy to talk about his last year in office. Dayton announced his retirement in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/21/dayton-looks-to-his-last-session?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 It's been a rough flu season. How worried should you be? The health department said last week that more than 4,200 Minnesotans have been hospitalized. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/20/rough-flu-season-how-worried-should-you-be?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:24:06 -0600 Political Junkie on Russian meddling and the shooting in Parkland, Florida Ken Rudin joined the program on President's Day to talk about the latest political news. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/19/political-junkie-parkland-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 How to be the best parent to your student Children, no matter the age, need the support of their parents to be successful students. Two guests answered caller questions about how a parent can help their students be successful, happy and self-sufficient. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/01/how-to-be-the-best-parent-to-your-student?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Politics Friday: GOP leaders and the Farm Bill Two indigenous leaders joined the program, plus we heard from two GOP leaders;mdash&Rep. Matt Dean and State Sen. Karin Housley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/26/politics-friday-dean-housley-and-farm-bill?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Mike Freeman takes his investigation to a grand jury MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy looked at the ongoing investigation into the fatal police shooting of Justine Ruszczyk. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/mike-freeman-takes-his-investigation-to-a-grand-jury?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Is the renewable energy hurt or helped by high tariffs? A professor from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will discuss President Trump's decision to put tariffs on solar panels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/is-the-renewable-energy-hurt-or-helped-by-high-tariffs?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Is it typical for Twin Cities to have 11 inches of snow? This week was like a flashback to the 1970s. The Vikings blew the big game, and then a foot or more of snow dropped on much of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/is-it-typical-for-twin-cities-to-have-11-inches-of-snow?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie talks government shutdown The U.S. government shut down Friday after the Senate's failure to agree on a stopgap spending bill. The Political Junkie weighed in with guest host and MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/22/junkie-shutdown?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:43:40 -0600 Seeking a cure for health care policy with two doctor-lawmakers Two Minnesota state senators who are also doctors talk about their first term in office and share their unique perspective on the health care debate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/seeking-a-cure-for-health-care-policy?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 15:51:53 -0500 Politics Friday: Dayton says GOP plan cuts too much in taxes As GOP leaders release an outline of their spending plans, Gov. Mark Dayton says their tax numbers don't add up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/politics-friday-dayton?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:09:06 -0500 Politics Friday: the legislative session so far, the 'Trump Effect' and Speaker Daudt Our weekly political hour covered the accomplishments of the Minnesota Legislature so far this year, the hopes for budget compromise with the governor and what the Speaker of the House is telling Minnesotans as he travels the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/politics-friday-the-legislative-session-so-far-the-trump-effect-and-speaker-daudt?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: Protest bill, POCI and budget It was a tense week at the Minnesota Capitol. Host Mike Mulcahy discussed the issues surrounding enhanced penalties for protests, a new DFL group that wants to work for racial equity, and the partisan gulf on the state budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/politics-friday-protest-poci-budget?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 This week in politics: MNsure, buses, and the internet Political editor Mike Mulcahy runs down this week's political news. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/this-week-in-politics-mnsure-buses-and-the-internet?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:41:47 -0500 5 takeaways from the week at the Minnesota Capitol Transportation and funding are top of mind for lawmakers this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/five-takeaways-from-the-capitol?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Politics Friday: Health care, pay raises, and tax cuts Health insurance took center stage again this week at the Minnesota Capitol, and one top legislative leader said he would stand in the way of a pay increase. Here's your weekly wrap up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/politics-friday-health-care-pay-raises-tax-cuts?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Five takeaways from the week in Minnesota politics A pay raise for lawmakers and Gov. Dayton returns to the Capitol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/fine-takeaways-minnesota-politics?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:52:08 -0600 Politics Friday: The debate begins over the state budget, Sunday Sales on its way to Dayton's desk Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, discuss the budget surplus and what should be done with it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/budget-battle-begins?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Friday politics chat: Stadium, schools and Sunday sales Another member of the Minnesota Sport's Authority has resigned, Minnesotans could get tax breaks on private school tuition, and Sunday liquor sales are on the docket for next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/17/friday-politics-stadiums-schools-sales?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:44 -0600 Capitol update: Stadium power, pre-emption, marijuana and a special election MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy hosted a discussion of where things are at this legislative session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/10/capitol-update-pre-emption-marijuana-special-election?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:38:54 -0600 What happened this week at the Minnesota Capitol Political editor Mike Mulcahy reviews this week's politics from our new Capitol bureau. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/politics-friday-from-the-capitol?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Franken declines MPR State Fair debate invitation A Franken spokeswoman didn't give a reason for the decision to decline the invitation. http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2014/07/franken-declines-mpr-state-fair-debate-invitation/?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:35 -0500 Civil War flags displayed at Capitol as Gettysburg anniversary nears The state Historical Society is bringing some rare items out of its collection and putting them on display at the Capitol to mark the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2013/06/as-gettysburg-anniversary-approaches-civil-war-flags-displayed-at-capitol/?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:37:40 -0500 Bachmann rumors pointed to decision to not run for re-election Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election in the state's Sixth Congressional District. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News political editor Mike Mulcahy about Bachmann's move. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/29/mulcahy2?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 09:06:53 -0500 Michele Bachmann won't run again for Congress Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won't seek re-election in 2014. The four-term congresswoman announced her decision in a nearly 9-minute video posted on her website early Wednesday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/29/politics/bachmann?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 06:01:19 -0500 Minn. legislators still divided on gun control after hearings After three days of hearings this week at the state Capitol, legislators remain divided on the issue of gun control with some believing compromise and consensus can be reached, while others believe the debate to be a distraction from important budget work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/08/politics/minn-legislature-gun-control?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:35:44 -0600 Walz presses for lame-duck farm bill as 'fiscal cliff' looms As President Barack Obama and congressional leaders begin to negotiate over the series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff, some members of Congress say a bill to extend food stamp and farm subsidy programs could help bridge the impasse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/18/politics/farm-bill-fiscal-cliff?refid=0 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:06:15 -0600 Political Editor Mike Mulcahy previews GOP budget targets Tomorrow, Republican members of Minnesota's House and Senate are expected to release outlines for their plan to balance the state budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/09/budget-targets?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:33:03 -0600 Minn. political vets: Let retired judges run redistricting Former Vice President Walter Mondale and some other former officeholders are asking Minnesota lawmakers to give up their power to redraw political boundaries and let retired judges do it instead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/08/redistricting?refid=0 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:34:53 -0600 GOP leaders: Deficit fix to involve public workers Republican Legislative leaders say they want to work with state employees to balance Minnesota's budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/18/minn-budget-public?refid=0 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:32:48 -0600 Ted Mondale to lead key Minn. stadium panel Former state Sen. Ted Mondale will run the commission that operates the Metrodome and may have a role in determining whether and how a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is built. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/14/sports-dome-commission?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:14:24 -0600 The Week in Politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy An inauguration, a change in the balance of power, a former governor's book and a possible presidential run by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/07/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:39:28 -0600 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy MPR News political editor joins All Things Considered host Steven John to discuss the week in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/17/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:25:42 -0600 Report: Mpls no longer in running for 2012 DNC The website Politico is reporting that Minneapolis and Cleveland have been "all but" eliminated from the list of possible 2012 Democratic National Convention sites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/17/politico-mpls-convention?refid=0 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:47:29 -0600 Emmer running out of options in gov. recount The state Supreme Court released an opinion on Tuesday that closes off Emmer's attempt to disqualify some votes in the race. The court last month had rejected his petition to make local officials match the number of votes and voters using polling place rosters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/07/supco-ruling-ballots?refid=0 Tue, 07 Dec 2010 14:23:31 -0600 Ballot challenges mounting in governor's race recount Elections officials kicked off a statewide hand recount of 2.1 million ballots this morning. The recount will help determine who Minnesotans elected the next governor of the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/29/recount-first-day?refid=0 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:20:35 -0600 The latest developments in the governor's recount There were some developments in the likely recount in the Minnesota governor's race Friday afternoon, and MPR's political editor Mike Mulcahy discussed their significance with host Tomm Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/recount-mulcahy-debrief?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:39:27 -0600 Dayton hires Franken's recount attorney Marc Elias Democrat Mark Dayton announced Friday that he has hired the attorney who led Al Franken's successful recount fight to help in the gubernatorial recount. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/dayton-hires-elias?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:48:19 -0600 Bachmann willing to compromise on Bush tax cuts Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday she is willing to compromise on a tax bill and still expects to have a big impact on the next Congress even though she has ended her bid for party leadership. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/15/bachmann-leadership-bush-tax-cuts-compromise?refid=0 Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:45:20 -0600 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy Minnesota's candidates are wrapping up their last full week of campaigning before Tuesday's elections. To catch up again on the week's political news, All Things Considered host Tom Crann was joined by Minnesota Public Radio political editor Mike Mulcahy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/29/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:37:12 -0500 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy MPR News' political editor Mike Mulcahy takes a look back on the week's political stories, including visits by Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, updates on the 2010 Minnesota race for governor, and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/08/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 18:09:58 -0500 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy joins All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss the week in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/01/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:00:00 -0500 Emmer says he would cap Minn. spending if elected Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is betting his campaign on whether Minnesotans will accept a state budget for the next two years that cuts spending on higher education, aid to cities and counties and state agencies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/14/emmer-budget-plan?refid=0 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:51:19 -0500 Emmer's latest plan: Don't tax tips A week after igniting a firestorm over restaurant worker pay, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer on Tuesday proposed eliminating Minnesota income taxes on some tipped wages. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/13/emmer-tip-taxes?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:59:22 -0500 Ramsey County charges 28 for 2008 voting fraud Ramsey County officials say they've charged 28 people for illegally voting or registering to vote in the 2008 election and are investigating more than 180 more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/12/voting-fraud?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:34:23 -0500 Harrington to run for state Senate Outgoing St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington is running for the state Senate. Harrington announced last year that he would not seek another term as chief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/28/harrington-senate?refid=0 Fri, 28 May 2010 14:00:28 -0500 Thousands turn out for Palin-Bachmann rally Several thousand people packed the Minneapolis Convention Center today see former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's rally for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and the Minnesota Republican Party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/07/palin-rally?refid=0 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 14:39:43 -0500 Pawlenty to lead trade mission to China, Japan Governor Tim Pawlenty will lead a trade mission to China and Japan this fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/02/pawlenty-trade-mission?refid=0 Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:27:54 -0500 Minn. Dems looking to override Pawlenty veto this week DFL legislative leaders say they may try this week to override Gov. Pawlenty's veto of a bill that extends funding for a health care program for some of the state's poorest residents. But the override vote will not come on Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/22/pawlenty-override?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 06:18:21 -0600 Poll: Obama would beat Pawlenty if election held now A new poll by St. Cloud State University shows President Obama would defeat Gov. Tim Pawlenty if the 2012 presidential election were held today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/17/pawlenty-obama-poll?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:12:31 -0600 Rep. John Kline elected to education and labor committee Republican congressman John Kline today was elected the ranking GOP member of the House Education and Labor Committee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/17/johnkline?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:18:28 -0500 Coleman ordered to pay Franken $95,000 in legal fees A three-judge panel has ordered Norm Coleman to pay Al Franken nearly $95,000 related to Coleman's lawsuit over the still-unresolved U.S. Senate race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/10/coleman_franken_legal_fees?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:08:41 -0500 Franken hires chief of staff Even though the Minnesota Senate seat is still in legal dispute, Democrat Al Franken announced today that he has hired a chief of staff for his Washington office. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2009/04/franken_hires_c.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:12:25 -0500 Judge grants injuction against gang members A Ramsey County district judge Friday granted Saint Paul's request for a temporary injunction that will prohibit 10 leaders of a gang known as Sureno 13 from associating with other known members of the criminal gang at the city's annual Cinco de Mayo festival next month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/24/judge_grants_injuction_against_gang_members?refid=0 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 17:16:33 -0500 Coleman campaign continues call for court intervention on absentee ballots Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign is once again asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to intervene in the counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/31/coleman_campaign_continues_call_for_court_intervention_on_absentee_ballots?refid=0 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:47:29 -0600 Where our numbers are coming from Minnesota Public Radio News is displaying the election recount numbers as they are provided by the Secretary of State's office. Other media organizations are using a different method to calculate the margin in the recount. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/03/recount_tallies?refid=0 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:31:57 -0600 Gov. tells Republicans to be optimistic Gov. Tim Pawlenty told Republican activists in Rochester today that the party needs to be hopeful and optimistic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/31/pawlenty?refid=0 Sat, 31 May 2008 10:40:48 -0500 Gov. admits 'cheap shots' line pushed the boundary Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he's tried to maintain civility in his dealings with lawmakers and he acknowledges his recent "cheap shots" line pushed that boundary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/18/remark?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:38:41 -0500 State's jobless rate rises Minnesota lost 6,300 hundred jobs in September compared to August, and the state's unemployment rate now stands at 4.9 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/16/unemployment?refid=0 Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:02:38 -0500 Pawlenty's performance ratings rise since re-election After being re-elected in November with 47 percent of the vote, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's job performance is now rated good to excellent by 55 percent of Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/11/pawlentyapproval?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2007 06:15:26 -0500 Minnesota senators split over Bush's Iraq veto Minnesota's two U.S. senators have very different reactions to President Bush's veto of a $124 billion Iraq war spending bill. Republican Norm Coleman supports the president's veto, while DFLer Amy Klobuchar is critical. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/02/iraqvetoreax?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2007 10:16:54 -0500 Klobuchar travels to Iraq Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was in Iraq Saturday as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/17/klobucahariraq?refid=0 Sun, 18 Mar 2007 04:00:00 -0500 Terrorism assessment becomes political football Minnesota U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton is urging the Bush administration to fully release a National intelligence estimate on the war on terror. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/28/dayton_nie?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:52:40 -0500 A scorecard on the stadium debate The stadium debate at the Capitol grows more confusing by the day. Earlier in the session it seemed as though the Twins stadium plan would have smooth sailing. But the Senate Taxes Committee has been proposing big changes to the stadium proposals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/03/stadiumexplainer?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2006 14:47:56 -0500 No deal; lawmakers give up for the weekend Both the House and the Senate met briefly on Saturday, then went home for the holiday weekend. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/02_mulcahym_day2/?refid=0 Sat, 02 Jul 2005 18:41:00 -0500 Vets, families urge Bush administration to do more to protect troops A group of Minnesota veterans is calling for a congressional inquiry into whether troops in Iraq have adequate supplies and protective equipment. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/14_mulcahym_vetsrally/?refid=0 Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:55:00 -0600 Severe storms bring tornadoes, funnel clouds, hail Xcel Energy says all of its metro area crews are out Monday trying to restore power to several thousand customers. Some areas of the Twin Cities reported winds of more than 70 mph Sunday evening as a strong line of storms moved through much of the state. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/10_ap_storms/?refid=0 Mon, 10 May 2004 10:20:00 -0500 Bob Dylan: Pitch man Reports have reached the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom that Minnesota icon Bob Dylan has branched out and is currently appearing in an ad campaign for Victoria's Secret lingerie company. Bob Dylan is pitching women's underwear. It's hard to say what this bodes for Dylan's musical career. But the Hibbing native, whom some call the conscience of his generation, has at last shown his enthusiasm for a venture into advertising, It got us thinking, what if Bob Dylan broadened his commercial appeal and applied his considerable talents to assisting other businesses? We got help from MPR's Mike Mulcahy and Chris Roberts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2004/04/02_mulcahym_dylan?refid=0 Fri, 02 Apr 2004 12:00:00 -0600 Civics quiz Here's a short quiz to test your knowledge in civics and American government. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/04_mulcahym_civicsquiz/?refid=0 Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:30:00 -0500 The budget mess: How we got here Minnesota went from record budget surplus under Gov. Jesse Ventura to record budget shortfall under new Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a few years. How did it happen? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/03/10_mulcahym_howwegothere/?refid=0 Wed, 12 Mar 2003 06:55:00 -0600 House dumps profile of learning The Minnesota House voted overwhelmingly on Monday to repeal the Profile of Learning graduation standards. It's the fifth straight year the House has voted to repeal the profile. Supporters are more confident than ever that this is the year the standards will be scrapped. The Pawlenty administration has indicated its support of new standards by creating a task force to make new ones. The Minnesota Senate, which has voted to preserve the Profile in the past, is also inclined to make major changes. Several senators, however, say they don't want to move too quickly until they know what they're going to replace it with. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/02/17_scheckt_profile/?refid=0 Mon, 17 Feb 2003 17:00:00 -0600 Barkley sworn in; Senate pays tribute to Wellstone Independent Dean Barkley of Minnesota is the newest member of the U.S. Senate. Vice President Cheney administered the oath on the Senate floor Tuesday. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200211/13_zdechlikm_senatetribute/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2002 12:00:00 -0600 Senators pay tribute to Wellstone As Congress and the White House move toward passage of a homeland security bill, Minnesota's interim senator, Dean Barkley, says he plans to vote for something that the White House will support. Vice President Dick Chaney swore in Barkley on the floor of the Senate on Nov. 12. Following that brief ceremony, Republican and Democratic senators praised Wellstone for hours with eulogies. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200211/12_zdechlikm_senatetribute/?refid=0 Tue, 12 Nov 2002 17:05:00 -0600 Session 2000: It's a Wrap Legislative leaders say they want to be judged on the results of their work rather than the admittedly messy process they used to get them. The results include tax cuts and another rebate, higher spending for education, and about $600 million for building projects around the state. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200005/10_mulcahym_sessionwrap/?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2000 12:00:00 -0500 Three-Way Deal Solves Budget Impasse Lawmakers agree to split more than $500 million of on-going budget surplus money three ways; between the House Republicans, Senate Democrats and Governor Ventura. Top lawmakers say the process wasn't pretty, but the results will be good for Minnesota. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200005/04_mulcahym_budget/?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2000 12:00:00 -0500 Dayton Joins Senate Race Another DFLer has entered the race against incumbent Republican Senator Rod Grams. Department store heir and former state auditor Mark Dayton surprised officials from his own party by saying he intends to run. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200004/03_mulcahym_dayton/?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2000 12:00:00 -0500 Legislator Arrested Republican leaders of the Minnesota House are trying to decide what to do about one of their members after he was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct. Republican Jim Rostberg is accused of repeated sexual assaults on a juvenile. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200003/03_mulcahym_rostberg/?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Surplus Could Lead to Capitol Deal-making The governor is still at loggerheads with the Republican majority in the House and DFL majority in the Senate over what to do with the $1.8 billion projected budget surplus. While some at the Capitol say the impasse could delay the end of the legislative session, there are at least some signs that all sides are willing to deal. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200003/01_mulcahym_surplus/?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Penny Opts Out Just one day before he was scheduled to announce his candidacy, former DFL congressman Tim Penny did an about face and said he will <i>not</i> run for U.S. Senate. Penny cited personal reasons for his decision, and the other DFL candidates hoping to run against incumbent Republican Rod Grams rushed to try to convince his supporters to join their camps. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200002/28_mulcahym_penny/?refid=0 Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Senate Approves Rebate The Minnesota Senate jumps to the head of the line among those at the Capitol trying to give your money back. The Senate approved a bill that would rebate $453 million of sales tax money to taxpayers. DFL leaders say this rebate would be more fair than last year's because it would go to more people. Republicans say some of the money would go to people who don't deserve it. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200002/10_mulcahym_rebate/?refid=0 Thu, 10 Feb 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Ventura Rates as Popular Governor MPR - St. Paul Pioneer Press poll shows public support for Ventura and his policies is overwhelming. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199904/13_mulcahym_poll/?refid=0 Tue, 13 Apr 1999 12:00:00 -0500