STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two... Posted on 5/9/13 at 8:44 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS A cup of Equali-Tea
What do butlers, scones, jam, finger sandwiches and quiche say to you?
Well, to the people of Eh? they say womens right to vote. Ninety-three years of it, in fact.
Come celebrate the history of wome... Posted on 3/5/13 at 1:00 AM
STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC Bill Clinton visits Duluth, 1994
There's news today that former President Bill Clinton is planning a visit to Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in the upcoming election.
That will be al... Posted on 10/29/12 at 12:54 PM
Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting Tea Party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by the Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.
Jeff Johnson, a Republican rooted in Minnesota politics for a dozen years, on Sunday became the latest candidate to announce a 2014 challenge to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, casting himself as the type of candidate the GOP needs to break its electoral dry spell.
This is in response to Steve Lindstrom’s editorial cartoon of April 21, which depicted a man asking, “Why do the same people who wanted to mandate government-issued IDs to every voter get outraged over a simple background check on a gun purchase?”
Minnesota Republicans on Saturday picked a former state lawmaker from Edina to take over their struggling party, banking on his vow to unite a group still struggling financially and reeling from a years-long statewide election losing streak.
The party's central committee meets Saturday in Bloomington to choose their new leader. The four candidates are Keith Downey, Bill Paulsen, Bonn Clayton and Don Allen, with former state representative Downey viewed as the frontrunner.
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