So-called Super PACs are pouring money into the Iron Range district, where Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack will defend his seat against Democrats who think they have a chance to win it back. Cravaack won the seat after an upset victory over longtime Democratic incumbent Jim Oberstar.
Standoff in Prior Lake: Man assaulted officer, broke into home
The suspect allegedly assault an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.
Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week
The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals
Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.
Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis
The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.
Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside
The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.
Christmas movie filmed in Minnesota premieres on Hulu
The movie stars Jesse Bradford and Katie Lowes.
Suspected Bloomington restaurant killer arrested in Oklahoma
The 47-year-old Texas man was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
Minnetonka woman, 23, ID'd as victim killed in Minneapolis crash
The fatal crash happened near the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 21.
More than 100 geese, ducks found dead on partially frozen MN lake
The discovery was made in Waseca at the weekend.
After losing sponsor, advocates fear Minneapolis' Nice Ride could shut down
They are calling on the city to provide financial support till a new sponsor is found.
Colleen Lindstrom announces departure from MyTalk radio show
Lindstrom's last broadcast on the long-running show will be Dec. 9.
Outside groups flood Cravaack-Nolan race with cash
Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan is among the nation's closes House races. It's also among the most expensive – No. 6 on a list of races ranked by spending by outside groups. About $5.6 million has been dumped in the race as of Monday, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
Polls: 8th District race dead heat; Cravaack has good fundraising quarter
In one of the nation's closest congressional races, Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., has released his third-quarter fundraising numbers ahead of next week's filing deadine: $471,000, the most he has netted in a single quarter. Money is pouring into the race from outside the state.
Cravaack race seen as litmus test for Tea Party influence
Minnesota's Chip Cravaack and Wisconsin's Sean Duffy became symbols of Tea Party influence two years ago by winning Congressional seats in districts that Democrats had help for decades. As the Tea Party tries to solidify its place in Republican politics, many eyes are watching to see if those surprise winners of 2010 can hold onto their seats in Washington.
Democratic Campaign Committee makes first ad buy in 8th District race
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its first ad in Minnesota Saturday that targets Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District race for Congress -- a day after the National Republican Congressional Committee started running ads against Cravaack's opponent, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
Oberstar endorses Nolan in 8th Congressional District
Former 8th District Congressman Jim Oberstar formally endorsed Rick Nolan Monday to unseat first-term GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall. Nolan, the DFL-endorsed candidate, faces a primary in August against former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and former Duluth City Council President Jeff Anderson.
Iron Range leaders angry as Magnetation scouts sites outside Minnesota
The company says Minnesota's strict pollution rules are forcing it to look beyond the state for a possible site for a new iron ore plant. State officials tell the Duluth News Tribune they're upset Magnetation executives would consider such a thing after the state gave them $1 million in taxpayer money.
Former Rep. Rick Nolan wins DFL's 8th District straw poll
Former Sen. Al Franken staffer Daniel Fanning received eight votes, while former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and Duluth City Councilmember Jeff Anderson received one each. The four Democrats are running to take on freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.
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