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Capitol Chatter: North Dakota oil boom a big Minnesota political topic

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

DON DAVIS
Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota.
The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire.
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Capitol Chatter: North Dakota oil boom a big Minnesota political topic

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

DON DAVIS
Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota.
The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire.
All t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Groups seek share of new state money

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available.
Before the “surplus” even was announced, the 5 Percent Campaign said it …continue reading on dglobe.com

Groups seek share of new state money

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available.
Before the “surplus” even was announced, the 5 Percent Campaign said it …continue reading on dglobe.com

Inflation eats away Minnesota surplus

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state budget surplus sits at $1 billion, but not really.

While state officials said a Thursday economic and budget report was good news, Minnesota’s top finance official said inflation will eat up what many called a su…continue reading on dglobe.com

Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — With Election Day quickly approaching, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton exchanged verbal jabs Thursday over health insurance rates and the state’s falling unemployment rate.

A day after Prefer…continue reading on dglobe.com

Worthington ready for governor’s pheasant opener

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — With 99 percent of the corn crop still in the field, participants in the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Saturday will have more than enough challenge to find the ever-elusive ringnecks.

Rest assured, though — ther…continue reading on dglobe.com

Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate.

Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure …continue reading on dglobe.com

Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate.

Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure …continue reading on dglobe.com

Who is Jeff Johnson? He’s glad you asked

September 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING — Just about everybody knows a Jeff Johnson, but one of them has a name recognition problem.

A large share of Minnesota voters don’t know who Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson is, and many who recognize his name haven’t…continue reading on dglobe.com