The depth of Minnesota's budget problem is daunting, and Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the Legislature are "up against the wall."
Updated: December 07, 2008, - 10:09 AM
Painful cuts and even a governmental overhaul are in the offing. Friday morning, Gov. Pawlenty and legislators will begin to take on the staggering deficit.
Updated: December 04, 2008, - 11:27 PM
Today's two-year projection could be as high as $6 billion; "every spending program, every tax has to be on the table." The news will be delivered at an 11:15 a.m. press conference.
Updated: December 04, 2008, - 08:33 AM
Even as the U.S. Senate race recount forged ahead, both sides are massing their troops in the next battle over piles of disputed ballots.
Updated: November 23, 2008, - 07:50 PM
Some voters whose absentee ballots were rejected are stunned to find out what happened.
Updated: November 20, 2008, - 11:16 PM
With about 18% of the vote recounted, Coleman still leads Franken -- but by only 174 votes. Franken's gain owed much to a swing of 23 votes in the Democratic stronghold of St. Louis County.
Updated: November 20, 2008, - 04:55 PM
Local officials will be working in the 87 counties under the scrutiny of top lawyers brought in by candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken.
Updated: November 19, 2008, - 08:04 AM
The DFLer hopes to force counties across the state to turn over the lists of rejected absentee voters who, if later found eligible, could tip the balance in the closest Senate race in the country.
Updated: November 13, 2008, - 11:49 PM
The secretary of state appointed four judges to certify Senate election and rule on any disputes; the recount starts Wednesday.
Updated: November 12, 2008, - 11:15 PM