Minnesota Public Radio takes an in-depth look at a Plymouth businessman who has given millions of dollars over the years to conservative candidates and causes. Robert Cummins keeps a low-profile, but party insiders know him well.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
Top donor to Minnesota GOP stops giving
Bob Cummins, who has donated more than $3.5 million to Minnesota Republican causes, is telling allies he has had it with Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature and will not give their campaigns any cash this year, according to multiple sources, the Star Tribune reports. Cummins, CEO of Plymouth-based Primera Technology, is reportedly frustrated over legislators' failure to approve a "right-to-work" constitutional amendment that would limit union power.
Cash strapped Minnesota GOP missed rent payments
The state Republican Party's financial situation is so bad the party skipped a couple of rent payments on its St. Paul headquarters. As the party struggles to pay off a debt of one million dollars, the national GOP is worried about the state party's ability to help Republican candidates this fall.
America's tallest man will get new shoes thanks to generous donors
A Rochester man who measures 7 feet 8 inches and desperately needs a new pair of shoes will finally get them. Igor Vovkivinskiy has raised more than $28,000, according to his website.
Newsweek/Daily Beast: Two Minn. schools among most political
Just how political are Minnesota's colleges? According to a new poll, Minnesota students come down on both sides of the political divide.
Profile: Infighting, turmoil rocked Bachmann campaign
"Publicly, Bachmann was coasting, a rising candidate, but inside, it was a disaster" writes Robert Costa in the National Review.
Minnesota Senate passes GOP tax relief measures along party-lines
After two and a half hours of debate Friday, Republican Senators agreed to reduce and eventually eliminate the state’s property tax on businesses and give married couples an income tax break. The $100 million dollars in tax revenue would be covered with the state’s budget reserves. The House has passed companion legislation, but there are several differences. Gov. Mark Dayton does not support the proposal.
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