When Tim Pawlenty was Minnesota's governor and Brian McClung was his spokesman, the pair went through a running mate selection process that bears similarities to this year's. McClung expects his former boss would accept a spot on Mitt Romney's presidential ticket if it's offered. But he doubts such an offer would come until after the Olympics are finished.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
The expansion would give more than 300 families a monthly payment of $500.
Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
The mother of the child was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Abortion-rights protestors clash with driver in downtown Duluth
Police say they've cleared the driver of any wrong-doing.
Report: Hundreds of Delta flights for holiday weekend don't have pilots
It could be a brutal travel weekend due to major staffing issues at Delta.
Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus
Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.
Tim Pawlenty says he's not sending mixed messages about VP prospects
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he's not interested in being Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, yet at the same time he said he "would be honored to serve if asked." After delivering an address at the North Carolina Republican Convention, Pawlenty tried to explain his feelings on the matter.
Pawlenty faces old tax return scrutiny
The touting of Tim Pawlenty as potential running-mate for Mitt Romney has reignited questions over his refusal as governor of Minnesota to release tax returns during a scandal over payments from a company owned by a close political ally, several new reports from the British daily The Guardian say.
Pawlenty says he's taken his name off list of V.P. possibilities
Former Governor Tim Pawlenty tells Fox News Channel he's taken his name off the list of possible running mates on Mitt Romney's Republican ticket. Pawlenty then raved about the qualifications of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, calling him capable and gifted with "a compelling American story."
What’s next for Tim Pawlenty?
After being passed over twice as a vice presidential pick, where does Tim Pawlenty go from here? Time magazine explores his options. If Mitt Romney wins, perhaps a cabinet post? Or a run against Sen. Al Franken in 2014? And there's always the private sector. The former Minnesota governor sits on seven corporate boards.
Rep. Ellison prefers Ryan over Pawlenty
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison tells MPR he's happy Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan over former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his presidential running mate. "Paul Ryan is much more upfront about what he believes in. I actually prefer Ryan. I think it allows us to make a clear argument," Ellison said.
Pawlenty shared 'a bunch of' tax returns with Romney campaign
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told ABC that he submitted 'a bunch of' tax returns to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign while being considered as a possible running mate. Pawlenty says he hopes the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will refocus attention on issues instead of what Pawlenty called 'shiny objects' such as tax returns. Pawlenty called Romney's choice of Ryan 'terrific.'
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