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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Expect More Rows About Rows (of Parked Cars)

Monday’s City Council work session lasted for more than two hours but I was surprised at how short it turned out to be, considering the agenda: it included the downtown overnight parking ban, one of the issues which has garnered some of the most public comment/involvement out of all the topics the city has handled…
Read More

The McFadden Kerfuffle

Welcome to my blog on local and Minnesota politics. I cover government and city issues for the Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. I can’t think a of a better inaugural blog post than talking about the statewide sparring match that erupted last week in the U.S. Senate race, in part because of one of my…
Read More