Chris Fields, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's Republican challenger for Congress in Minnesota's 5th District, is being sued fundraising consultant who claims he owes her money for work on his campaign. Attorneys for Erika Roland allege in the suit filed in Hennepin County District Court that Fields did not fulfill provisions of a contract he had with Roland.
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
GOP challenger claims Rep. Ellison is 'militantly anti-America'
Congressman Keith Ellison’s Republican opponent calls the 5th District Representative ‘militantly anti-American. Minnesota Public Report reports Chris Fields claims Ellison "attacked the Pledge of Allegiance, voted countless times to throw our troops serving in harm's way to the wolves and teamed up with Barney Frank to destroy the banking industry." Ellison's campaign calls Fields’ email ‘divisive’ and ‘toxic’.
Ellison challenger makes race an issue
Republican candidate Chris Fields wants to make this fall's election a referendum on race, the Star Tribune reports. Both he and 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., are black. Fields says Ellison has failed his black constituents, which Ellison strongly denies. "I'm fighting for the whole district," the third-term incumbent says.
Another Republican jumps in 5th District race against Ellison
Republican Chris Fields made his official announcement to run for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Fields joins Lynne Torgerson in the Republican candidate pool. It will be an uphill battle for both challengers -- Ellison won with 68 percent of the vote in 2010 and with 71 percent in 2008.
Ellison has almost $143K in re-election coffers
Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District Rep. Keith Ellison's campaign has $142,959 in the bank for his re-election bid against Republican Chris Fields, a campaign report said Friday. The Democrat Ellison will face off against Fields in a debate Aug. 29 at the Minnesota State Fair.
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.
Ellison lauds top Republicans for taking stand against Bachmann
Rep. Keith Ellison has written an editorial piece for the Washington Post that praises Sen. John McCain and Speaker of the House John Boehner for denouncing fellow Republican Rep. Bachmann for her recent accusations of Ellison being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Minnesota Democrat also said he's proud McCain defended Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin.
Government to hire private-sector consultants to find the fat
Minnesota's state and local government agencies will contract with more than 20 private-sector consultants tasked with rooting out waste and finding ways to deliver better services more efficiently.
'Scumbag': Ellison-Fields debate turns nasty
A debate between Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields got uncomfortably testy when Fields accuses Ellison of spending campaign cash to dig up dirt on his divorce. Ellison calls him a "low-life scumbag" and a "gutter-dweller."
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