Two incumbent Republicans who helped DFLers override Governor Tim Pawlenty’s veto of a transportation finance bill earlier this year faced primary challenges. Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, won his primary over Don Huizenga, but Rep. Neil Peterson, R-Bloomington, lost to Jan Schneider. In Minneapolis, first-term incumbent Representative Willie Dominguez lost to challenger Bobby Joe Champion in Read more

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann easily won the 6th District GOP primary on Tuesday. Bachmann, a first-term incumbent, defeated GOP challenger Aubrey Immelman, an associate professor of psychology at St. John’s University. Immelman, a first-time candidate, did not accept any campaign contributions. He walked across the congressional district last month to draw attention to his campaign. Read more

Here’s the release: The Interstate 35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge is scheduled to open to public traffic during the week of September 15, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today. “Throughout the rebuilding process, we have kept the memories of the victims of last August’s bridge collapse in our thoughts and prayers,” said Mn/DOT Commissioner Read more