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Redistricting plans: how they compare

Here’s a look at how two proposed redistricting plans compare with Minnesota’s current eight congressional districts.

Back to covering Minneapolis City Hall — and a new adventure

My life has been shaped by people who told me “no.” It started when my own mother told me I should not beat the boys in the games we played as children. My high school guidance counselor told me not to major in anything except education or nursing.

Creating a more equal economy

The Occupy Wall Street protests, which have raised important questions about economic equity, are spreading around the country, including Minneapolis tomorrow.

Gov. Mark Dayton’s shutdown announcement

Remarks of Governor Mark Dayton — As prepared for delivery Thursday, June 30, 2011
I deeply regret that the last week of intense negotiations between the Republican legislative leaders and Senator Bakk, Representative Thissen

‘I want to bring your voice to the White House’

Here is the text of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s prepared remarks announcing her presidential bid. They were delivered this morning in Waterloo, Iowa:
It’s great to be in Iowa and even better to be in Waterloo where I was born.

We’ve come a long way in three years

Welcome to the third annual edition of The Best of, a roundup in print of some of our best stories and photos from the past 12 months.

Community Leaders for Dayton announced 10/8/10

Community Leaders for Dayton announced 10/8/10
Roseville City Council Member Amy Ihlan
Royalton Mayor Andrea Lauer
Luverne Mayor Andy Steensma
Fridley City Council Member Ann Bolkcom
Minneapolis City Council President Barbara J

Indian Health Service letter

September 30, 2010 The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius                                                                                                     Secretary                                                                                         

Mark Dayton’s Revised Budget Plan 9/21/10

Mark Dayton’s Revised Budget Plan 9/21/10
In the next two years, Minnesota faces a $5.8 billion budget deficit.  That figure represents $1 out of every $6 the state spends.