Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was barely a blip in a Saturday straw poll among Florida Republicans. In a field of eight presidential candidates, she finished last with 1.5 percent of the vote. Businessman Herman Cain won the contest with 37 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished a distant second.
Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize
The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County
The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.
Home that was scene of June standoff engulfed in fire
Authorities arrived to find the home fully ablaze.
Crosstown Hwy. 62 reopens as footage emerges of truck hitting bridge
The westbound lanes were closed in Edina from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.
Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge
Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.
Bachmann goes 0-for-2 in Saturday straw polls
A double-whammy for congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. She finished second to Herman Cain in a GOP straw poll in Bloomington. Cain had 52 percent, while Bachmann had 12 percent. She also finished poorly at a straw poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. -- Bachmann was fifth, with 8 percent of the vote.
Bachmann promises she's in it 'for the long run'
Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s in the campaign for the long term. The day after the latest GOP candidate debate Bachmann insists the race consists of more than front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Bachmann is skipping the Florida straw poll, saying the balloting there is too narrow.
Bachmann dismissive of new Iowa poll showing her running fourth
The latest Iowa poll shows Bachmann is the preferred Republican presidential candidate of eight percent of respondents. That's a far cry from the 22 percent she polled in June and from the 23 percent of new poll leader Herman Cain. In an appearance on ABC, Bachmann downplayed the importance of polls.
GOP presidential contenders target Perry in Florida debate
Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.
Poll: Public supports Bachmann's position on HPV vaccine
The survey from The Atlantic reveals more than half of voters oppose the policy lead by Gov. Rick Perry that made the injections mandatory. Despite that approval, many don't agree with the Republican Congresswoman on her suggestion that the vaccine causes mental retardation.
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