GOP debate field is set, minus Perry and Santorum

GOP debate field is set, minus Perry and Santorum

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House hopefuls who made the campaign's first cut.

Dayton orders creation of new citizens committee to advise Pollution Control Agency

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Dayton orders creation of new citizens committee to advise Pollution Control Agency
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency following the recent demise of a similar board.

Abortion foes release a fifth video; Planned Parenthood calls footage misleading

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Abortion foes release a fifth video; Planned Parenthood calls footage misleading
Planned Parenthood calls footage misleading; some states launch probes.
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Minnesota native takes over an 861-mile job as new U.S. Border Patrol chief for region

Minn. native to watch over big stretch of U.S.-Canada border.
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Effort to save Mille Lacs walleye fishing industry will be complex, legislators learn

Lawmakers voice doubts that special session, early walleye ban is needed.
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U.S. officials are split on biggest terror threat: ISIL or Al-Qaida?

Is ISIL or Al-Qaida greatest danger to U.S. homeland?
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Washington Masonic Memorial, three other sites named national landmarks

The designation came 262 years after he was made a master mason.
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House Republicans respond to Gov. Mark Dayton's pollution citizens board announcement

Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said he was blindsided by Gov. Mark Dayton's announcement today that he'll create a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
11:50am

Minn. Campaign Finance Board gets report about holes in disclosure law

Many election observers believe that recent federal court cases partially striking down campaign finance laws have led to significant sums spent without disclosure, including millions last year in Minnesota alone.
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Morning Hot Dish politics newsletter

Gov. Mark Dayton will speak at 11 at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the umbrella group of 70 enviro orgs. University Club, 420 Summit Ave. Expect some news there.
Politics
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State's senators stick by Planned Parenthood amid video furor

Senate rejects a GOP plan to strip group of federal funds.
Video
August 4

GOP presidential forum previews first debate

Republican presidential candidates tackled a wide range of issues in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.
Local
August 3

Walleye crisis working group formed, meets Tuesday

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders moved quickly to address a crisis on Lake Mille Lacs as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) declared…
August 3

Clinton campaign weighs implications of potential Biden challenge

Vice president’s run could help Hillary’s campaign in efforts to shed perception of inevitability
Politics
August 3
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Minn. Republicans consider options in wide-open presidential field

The 10 leading Republican presidential candidates meet in Cleveland this Thursday for the first debate of the 2016 campaign, and many Minnesota conservatives with plans to tune in are still undecided.
August 3

Jim Abeler, longtime state rep who ran for U.S. Senate, eyes state Senate seat

Former state Rep. Jim Abeler is likely to run for an open state Senate seat next year in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.
August 3

Gov. Mark Dayton again calls for special legislative session to deal with walleye crisis

Gov. Mark Dayton again acknowledged the tough times for Lake Mille Lacs walleye fishing industry with the end of the season today due to severe population decline.
August 3

Morning Hot Dish politics newsletter

DNR Commish Tom Landwehr calls it a “dark day for anglers in Minnesota.” Walleye season ends tonight at Lake Mille Lacs due to the walleye population decline, the first time this has ever happened mid-season. Dayton to hold morning news conference.
August 3

Farmers, trade groups at odds over lifting beef ban

Minnesota ranchers staunchly oppose lifting bans on Argentine, Brazilian beef
August 1

Obama to unveil tough new plan to fight climate change

WASHINGTON — In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of…
West Metro
August 1

Financing tool for Southwest light-rail project questioned by GOP legislator

The obscure financial tool would provide bridge financing to aid in rail line’s cash-flow problems.
Politics
August 1

Branden Petersen and Paul Thissen on what it's like to be an introverted politician

State Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, who has announced he is not running for re-election next year, said he will not miss the parades. “You know,…
August 1

What kind of party will the Republican nominee lead in 2016?

Analysis: After this week’s debate, question is how eventual nominee will lead Republican party.
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