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Democrats hold final governor debate

August 8, 2010 in INFORUM

Candidates play it safe before Tuesday primary

ST. PAUL Their race drawing to a close, Minnesota Democrats Mark Dayton, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Matt Entenza offered voters a last-minute refresher Sunday in a gubernatorial debate where all three appeared to play it safe.
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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: FarmFest produces interesting politics

August 7, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

If Minnesota farmers are as successful producing crops as this year’s FarmFest was at producing political news, grain elevators had better expand their capacity this fall. Continue Reading

DFLers show ag background differences but similarity in views

August 4, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

One candidate grew up on a farm, one in a rural community and one sat on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. The three Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor candidates sounded a lot alike Wednesday when they opposed more regulation of farmers and decried escalating property taxes. They all supported biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel and blasted Republican candidate Tom Emmer and retiring Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
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Entenza vows support for downstream areas

August 2, 2010 in INFORUM

GEORGETOWN, Minn. Residents of this town in northern Clay County are tired of floods.
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Minnesota DFL candidates for governor spar in a TV debate

August 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Three Democrats running for Minnesota governor mixed it up in their final televised debate Sunday, sparring over everything from taxes to their personal finances.
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MINNESOTA POLITICS: Job one: Fix the budget

August 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Governor candidates tell voters they want to improve education, expand health care, create jobs and do a myriad of other things.
The trouble is, nearly everything they want depends on money, and Minnesota is hurting in that area Continue Reading

Kelliher not like the others

August 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

She often subtly reminds people that she is the only female major candidate in the Minnesota governor’s race, and could become the first woman to lead the state, but even more importantly leading up to the Aug. 10 Democratic primary election she tries to get across the message that she is not loaded with money like her two main opponents. Continue Reading

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DFL gains slight edge in Minnesota governor’s race

July 21, 2010 in INFORUM

Poll shows Democrats ahead of Emmer

A new poll released Wednesday shows three Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidates in Minnesota’s gubernatorial race gaining a slight lead over endorsed Republican candidate Tom Emmer.
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Minn. DFL candidates push jobs agendas

July 17, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL If they are Democrats, they must be talking about jobs.
Creating jobs traditionally is a key Democratic-Farmer-Laborite campaign issue, and the 2010 governors’ primary race is no exception. The three major candidates Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Matt Entenza and Mark Dayton all want to fund public works projects and take other steps to increase jobs, but there are differences.
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Column: After years of bad GOP policy, a plan to fix Minnesota schools

July 13, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

DULUTH When I was a skinny kid in Worthington, from a family without much money and searching for a future, education gave me a chance. It gave me a chance to go to college, build a career prosecuting white-collar criminals, and begin a lifetime in public service. Continue Reading