AP-MN–McCollum-Appropriations Committee,0114 McCollum named to Appropriations Committee WASHINGTON (AP) – Congresswoman Betty McCollum has been selected to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, giving Minnesota a voice on a panel that makes key federal spending decisions. The selection of McCollum, a Democrat from St. Paul, ensures that Minnesota will continue to have a seat Read more

Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s new energy plan certainly has the feel of something he can point to as a legacy. Although he didn’t release many details, it’s policy that could set the tone for job growth in rural Minnesota for a generation. Like former Gov. Arne Carlson’s embrace of state-subsidized health care in the early 90’s, Read more