Live Blog: Republican candidates' U.S. Senate debate
May 23, 2014 — 7:36pm
In the run-up to this year's state Republican convention, potential opponents to Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken squared off at Stars and Strikes bowling alley in Wyoming. Follow the live blog for details. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.