Springtime is officially here. The legislative leaders will make their annual pilgrimage to the governor’s office with the hopes of reaching a deal on the budget. There will be arguments about open meetings vs. closed meetings. There will be suggestions that folks aren’t negotiating “in good faith” and are “just playing political games.” And some Read more

Erik Paulsen raised $382,000 in the first quarter of the year. Paulsen, the only Republican running for Congress in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, is hoping to replace GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad. The DFL Party endorsed Ashwin Madia over the weekend. The Independence Party backed David Dillon. Here’s the Paulsen release: Paulsen Raises $382,819 in First Read more

Al Franken, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, will be on Midday today at 11 AM. Franken’s DFL opponent, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, will be on the show tomorrow. Franken is also starting a tour of the suburbs today. Here’s part of the release: U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken will be visiting with middle-class Minnesotans this Read more