A former adviser to the man from Minnesota says he's always hearing from fans who wonder what would have happened if Pawlenty had stuck it out. Doug Grow at MinnPost writes, "The GOP race has unfolded in a way that would have been almost ideal for a Pawlenty candidacy."
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
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.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
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.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
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.
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.
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.
What’s next for Tim Pawlenty?
After being passed over twice as a vice presidential pick, where does Tim Pawlenty go from here? Time magazine explores his options. If Mitt Romney wins, perhaps a cabinet post? Or a run against Sen. Al Franken in 2014? And there's always the private sector. The former Minnesota governor sits on seven corporate boards.
Would Pawlenty actually help Romney win Minnesota?
If Mitt Romney is looking for a vice-presidential nominee that might also bring along votes from their home state, Tim Pawlenty might be a poor choice. So says the New York Times, which does a deep analysis on what it would actually take for Minnesota to go red in a presidential election for the first time since 1972. The key -- according to Times writer Michah Cohen -- is Blue Earth County.
Pawlenty faces old tax return scrutiny
The touting of Tim Pawlenty as potential running-mate for Mitt Romney has reignited questions over his refusal as governor of Minnesota to release tax returns during a scandal over payments from a company owned by a close political ally, several new reports from the British daily The Guardian say.
Pawlenty takes himself out of VP possibility
Former Governor Tim Pawlenty is taking himself out of vice presidential contention. On Fox and Friends, the one-time presidential candidate says he took himself off the list of contenders for Mitt Romney's bid. He says Romney will have 'plenty of good people to pick from.'
Pawlenty: Obama did nothing, except kill bin Laden
President Barack Obama doesn't have much to brag about given a thin record of accomplishments, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says. Pawlenty is stumping for Mitt Romney and waiting to hear if Romney has chosen him as a running mate. Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is taking shots at potential Romney VPs, saying Pawlenty is a fee-raiser who made life tough for Minnesotans.
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