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Democratic, Republican conventions both wooing bloggers

The battle for convention bloggers continues on the national political scene.The Democratic National Convention Committee announced today that established (and credentialed) bloggers will be allowed to sit with their state delegations at the party’s

Poll: Klobuchar approval rating high

Sen. Amy Klobuchar continues to enjoy widespread support among Minnesotans, according to a new 5 Eyewitness News/SurveyUSA News Poll released by KSTP-TV. 

Yudof gets another big job — and a big salary

As expected, the University of California system named Mark Yudof president Thursday. Yudof is former president of the University of Minnesota. Read more… 

Pols can protect health care fund if they choose to

In a Strib op-ed piece this morning, a St. Paul doctor complains that MinnesotaCare’s 2-percent provider tax was sold as health care-only, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty would drain the fund balance to forestall tax hikes and other program cuts. Read more…

Farm Bill reckoning day delayed

Congress, Bush administration are at odds on the size of the multi-billion-dollar Farm Bill, but give each other more time to compromise.