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Lawsuit accusing Emmer of legal malpractice amid Minnesota governor race tossed

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Wright County judge last week dismissed a case initiated by a former client of Tom Emmer, who ran a law firm while serving in the Minnesota Legislature. Emmer lost his 2010 bid for governor to Democrat Mark Dayton. Continue Reading

Dayton ran up $750,000 recount legal tab following 2010 governor race

August 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The legal fees paid from a special political fund to five law firms are detailed in the report quietly filed with the IRS during the weekend. The legal bills took until March to fully pay off. Continue Reading

Target reformulates its policy on political contributions

February 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Under its new policy, contributions must be pre-approved by a new panel of senior executives who will report to Target’s board. But the policy falls short of what critics demanded: that Target quit using corporate money in political campaigns. Continue Reading

Some Minnesota county election officials: We were stiffed by GOP

December 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A handful of county officials are peeved at GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s campaign for failing to pay their costs of collecting and copying voluminous voting data during the recount. The Republican Party, which ran Emmer’s recount fight, says it plans to pay all its bills. Continue Reading

Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton

December 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

It was the Dayton and Pawlenty show this afternoon as the current and new Minnesota governors talked to reporters. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — ‘Congrats, Minnesota!’ And, ‘watch Wisconsin’

December 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota has a Republican Legislature and a Democratic governor; Wisconsin Republicans have control of both branches. Get set for a fascinating, real-world social-science experiment, as two similar states respond to similar budget crises with radically different dynamics and (probably) policies and laws. Continue Reading

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MInnesota governor recount: Dayton, Emmer contrast remains

December 8, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor’s office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.
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Emmer concedes Minnesota governor victory to Dayton

December 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican Tom Emmer, speaking from his Delano, Minn., home, this morning conceded the state governor’s election to Democrat Mark Dayton. Continue Reading

Emmer prepares to concede; Dayton preps to be governor-elect

December 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor’s race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Continue Reading

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Minnesota GOP governor candidate Tom Emmer prepares to call it quits

December 8, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor’s race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Continue Reading