He's got the lead, but all he can do is study issues, talk policy and raise money to pay his recount bills.
Updated: May 03, 2009, - 08:30 AM
Most Minnesotans would offer up the wallets of richer folks to help solve the state's budget woes. The poll also found that Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s approval rating is lower than it has ever been.
Updated: April 30, 2009, - 12:03 AM
The Shoreview businessman, noting a tough political climate for Republicans across the U.S., said, "Sometimes, maybe it's best for the cause to have a fresh face out there."
Updated: April 27, 2009, - 09:31 PM
The vote follows a bitter, long debate. A similar measure is in the House, but Gov. Pawlenty has vowed he'll veto any tax increase.
Updated: April 24, 2009, - 11:09 PM
The Minneapolis DFLer's car was totaled by a suspected drunken driver after a late-night session at the Capitol.
Updated: April 24, 2009, - 10:09 PM
The governor offered some choice words about DFL proposals, but DFLers say "bizarre" also describes his plans.
Updated: April 23, 2009, - 09:49 PM
The plan from majority Democrats draws ire of Pawlenty aide, Senate DFL.
Updated: April 21, 2009, - 11:54 AM
An election certificate is the key prize in the Minnesota Senate race -- but only if the governor signs it.
Updated: April 18, 2009, - 10:57 PM
The governor wants the power over the next two years to order up to 48 days off for state employees. In exchange, he would include his commissioners and nonunion workers.
Updated: April 14, 2009, - 07:59 PM