Minnesota man charged with trying to join ISIS
The Justice Department indicted a Minneapolis man for attempting to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Hamza Naj Ahmed, 19, tried to fly from New York City to Turkey with three other… READ MORE
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk…… READ MORE
GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken
STORDEN, Minn. (AP) — Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations…… READ MORE
Bill banning gun possession by those convicted of domestic abuse heads to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is on the verge of restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse… READ MORE
Medical marijuana heads for vote by full MN Senate
The proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota is headed for a vote by the full state Senate.
The proposal… READ MORE
Franken’s opponent raises $780K
The Republican front-runner to face Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has kept up his strong fundraising pace, pulling in $780,000 in the last three months of 2013.
Businessman Mike McFadden (R) has $1.7 million in the… READ MORE
Franken Challenger Says Minnesota GOP ‘Starting to Unify’
State Sen. Julianne Ortman, a Republican, described her recent straw poll victory as proof her party is starting to coalesce around a challenger to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2014.
“It’s encouragement that we’re starting… READ MORE
Son of Former Congressman to Challenge Tim Walz in Minnesota
Jim Hagedorn, son of former Rep. Tom Hagedorn, R-Minn., will formally announce this afternoon that he will challenge four-term Democratic Rep. Tim Walz this cycle.
Hagedorn, a former staffer to then-Rep. Arlan Stangeland, R-Minn., lost… READ MORE
The 7 Most Dysfunctional State Parties
In the past two years, one state party chairman was investigated by the local bar association. Elsewhere, an about-to-be-ousted party leader changed the locks at the headquarters. Two more state parties were threatened with eviction.… READ MORE
Rep. Tim Walz Has First Republican Challenger
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz officially has a Republican opponent in Minnesotaâ€™s 1st District.
Republican state Rep. Mike Benson announced on Monday that he will run against Walz in 2014, according to a local report.
Bensonâ€™s… READ MORE
Second Republican Announces Bid for Bachmann Seat
Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced on Wednesday that she is running for Minnesotaâ€™s 6th District seat.
Sivarajah is the second GOP candidate in the primary to replace GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced last… READ MORE
Bachmann wonâ€™t seek reelection in 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced on Wednesday that she would not seek reelection to Congress in 2014.
â€œAfter a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year I will not seek a… READ MORE
Bachmann Seeks Redemption at Home
Once one of the tea partyâ€™s loudest voices on Capitol Hill, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann now shuns the national spotlight for Saturday morning coffees in St. Cloud.
These are the political consequences when a former… READ MORE