Speaking at the state party's convention, the governor said people deserve leaders "who are hopeful, optimistic, decent" and called upon Republicans to provide that leadership. Beforehand, he again demurred on talk of his vice presidential prospects.
Updated: May 31, 2008, - 12:14 PM
Sen. Norm Coleman highlighted his bipartisan efforts and issued a call for Republicans to return to core principles that brought them to power.
Updated: May 30, 2008, - 10:22 PM
With a U.S. senator up for reelection and a couple of national party stalwarts coming to Minnesota for the occasion, state Republicans know they have their work cut out for them.
Updated: May 30, 2008, - 08:13 AM
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher has demonstrated her considerable leadership skills
Updated: May 20, 2008, - 02:50 PM
The bill with a two-phased raise faced an uncertain future, as Gov. Tim Pawlenty has voiced objections.
Updated: May 09, 2008, - 09:30 PM
Legislators dropped the hammer on Minnesota teens, and passed a bill to raise the minimum wage in two stages. But a transportation policy bill that would have made the failure to wear seat belts a primary offense was sent back to a conference committee.
Updated: May 09, 2008, - 07:14 AM
The bill, approved late Monday, would increase property tax relief for some but take away the state property tax deductions for all. That drew lots of criticism.
Updated: May 05, 2008, - 11:50 PM
DFL candidate Al Franken, front-runner in the race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, said he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties in 17 states.
Updated: April 30, 2008, - 08:32 AM
Just as he appears on the verge of securing the DFL endorsement to take on Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, Al Franken could be tripped up by missteps in the way his show business enterprise was run.
Updated: April 25, 2008, - 10:45 PM