Skip to main content

Both candidates caricatured in state's most expensive legislative race

Independent groups are funneling money into a Senate race in the Edina area that's shaping up as Minnesota's most expensive legislative contest. Supporters of Republican Keith Downey and DFLer Melisa Franzen say each has been unfairly maligned by attacks in television ads and mailings. The district also includes parts of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Minnetonka.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Independent groups are funneling money into a Senate race in the Edina area that's shaping up as Minnesota's most expensive legislative contest. Supporters of Republican Keith Downey and DFLer Melisa Franzen say each has been unfairly maligned by attacks in television ads and mailings. The district also includes parts of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Minnetonka.

Next Up

minneapolis police

Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Related

Minnesota is 6th most expensive state to raise kids, report says

The Fiscal Times ranks Minnesota No. 6 of the "12 Most Expensive States to Raise Children." According to the report, Minnesotans spend an average of $9,700 in full-time childcare per year, which is almost as expensive as the cost of tuition at a public university, nearly $10,400 on average.

Races for Washington draw most attention, but control of MN Capitol looms large

Presidential and Congressional elections and the Constitutional amendments garner most of the attention in this political season. But control of the Minnesota Capitol may have a more immediate impact on your taxes, schools, and health insurance. The DFL hopes to pick up four Senate seats and six in the House to gain majorities.

Legislators hoping to tackle tax relief

When legislators return to the Capitol Monday, they'll have one thing on their minds: tax relief. House Republicans are looking to cut business taxes while Senate Republicans are hoping to get rid of the so-called "marriage penalty." Governor Dayton says he likes cutting taxes as much as anyone, but, isn't clear on where the money will come from.

State Rep. Sandra Peterson retiring

The DFLer from New Hope filed for re-election on Tuesday but changed her mind on Wednesday, citing health concerns. Peterson served in the House for eight years. She specialized in educational issues and reminds her colleagues that Minnesota still owes its schools $2.4 billion.

Legislative session will reprise some familiar issues

When they convene in St. Paul, lawmakers will work on issues including a future budget shortfall, how to create jobs, a Vikings stadium, and whether to require an ID to vote. Sound familiar?

Government reform may be on tap for legislative session

Republican lawmakers and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton say government reform is a priority for the legislative session that convenes January 24. Just what they have in mind remains to be seen, though.