The Oddest Auditor’s Race Of Our Time

This week I got the chance to interview both sides of the DFL state auditor’s primary, Matt Entenza and Rebecca Otto. This primary has arguably been been more intense so far han any of the GOP primaries in the state. Although the GOP candidates for governor have finally started to let the gloves come off,…
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The McFadden Kerfuffle, Part Deux

My first blog post was about U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s reluctance to talk about social issues when he came here to Bemidji, which the DFL subsequently pounced on. I got the idea for asking McFadden about the recent Hobby Lobby decision from reading an (excellent) series of pieces from MinnPost blogger Eric Black. Black…
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[Insert Pun About Tax Bases/baseball Here]

OK, here’s that blog post I promised on Monday’s City Council meeting, finally. I got a little side-tracked because Torrey Westrom came to the Pioneer offices yesterday for an interview. But I really wanted to talk about what the city’s lobbyist said during a report to the council: our tax base is actually kind of…
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The Fightin’ Eighth

Tons of stuff to write about today, but I’ll lead off with the most pertinent: I read in politics.mn (Michael Brodkorb’s blog) about a GOP vs. GOP fight with the Eighth Congressional District right at the center of it.The basic gist is, party officers from the 8th have reportedly been the subject of harsh treatment…
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You Say “career Politician” Like It’s A Bad Thing

I had an interview yesterday with Karin Housley, Scott Honour’s running mate and first-term state senator from St. Mary’s Point. The interview itself was pretty standard but what struck me was at the end when she asked if she could take a selfie with me (She didn’t say “selfie” specifically but she asked if she could get a…
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