MSP airport police arrested and cited businessman Brandon Sawalich, listing the original charge as a gross misdemeanor for "intent to escape" the motor vehicle tax. But MPR reports authorities won't be pursuing that charge.
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US
The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.
Former GOP chair on party debt: "Worth it"
Just hours after Republican officials declared the party $2 million in debt, former party leader Tony Sutton released a statement on his Facebook page saying the numbers reflect a hard fought election and campaign cycle, but that Minnesota is better off because of it.
Starkey exec runs for Minnesota GOP chairman
Brandon Sawalich, a vice president at Starkey Hearing Technologies who ran unsuccessfully for the post in 2009, says he has a business background that should please party delegates. But MPR raises the question of whether grass-roots activists committed to some key conservative values will rally around him.
Former state GOP chair won't face charges, prosecutor says
St. Paul City Attorney Sarah Grewing said Friday that she won't pursue criminal charges against former Minnesota Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton for fundraising irregularities. The matter has already led to fines against Sutton and the GOP. Gerwig wrote in a letter to The Associated Press that it would be hard to prove Sutton was willfully violating a state law.
Sen. Warren Limmer won't run for GOP party chair
Republican activists will meet Saturday to pick a state party leader to replace Tony Sutton, who resigned earlier this month. Limmer's announcement that he'll withdraw leaves three others in the race: GOP operative Pat Shortridge, Second Congressional District GOP chair Terry McCall and Todd McIntyre.
Minn. DFL chair Ken Martin predicts unity at weekend's state convention
Following the beating the DFL took in the 2010 Minnesota legislative races, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin predicts Democrats will approach this weekend's state convention in Rochester with a sense of unity -- a feeling opposite of what Republicans felt at their recent state convention in St. Cloud. "When you lose, it brings people back together," Martin tells MinnPost.
GOP presidential contenders target Perry in Florida debate
Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.
Senate GOP names Matzek caucus chief of staff
Senate Majority Leader David Senjem appointed Kevin Matzek as the GOP caucus' chief of staff Thursday. Matzek, who has been serving in the role since November when Cullen Sheehan left the post, formerly served as legislative director to the Senate Republican caucus.
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