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92% Chance There Won’t Be A Minnesotan Nominated For President

The Strib also reported that #6 Pawlenty finished ahead of #7 Bachmann in the CPAC straw poll of 15 possible GOP contenders. If this poll had any basis in reality, anti-immigrant pro-life isolationist Ron Paul would be chosen as the party’s Pied Piper. (Ron also won the straw poll in 2008 but was thwarted from securing the nomination that summer after getting lost, thinking the RNC was being held in Minneapolis at Target Center.)


Your Morning Toffee

MinnPost: Y2K prep saves St. Cloud newspaper … 11 years later.

MNpublius: Why does MNGOP hate the middle class?

PiPress: St. Paul poet wins 2011 Kay Sexton award.

LOL/OMG: Communist Daughter + Grey’s Anatomy =/= Socialized medicine.

Strib: The Hecker Files. Real-life is infinitely more entertaining than a Hollywood script.


You fix the Minnesota deficit!

Want to try your hand at fixing our projected whopping gap of $6.2 billion for FY 2012-2013? MinnPost built a calculator that allows you to select specific proposals by government officials to see if you can balance the budget. Will your solutions be realistic? Tell us how you did.


State of the State Open Thread

Today at noon, Gov. Dayton delivers his first State of the State address, sans teleprompter. What do you think he will say? What should he say? Is there anything left to say?


Your Morning Masbout

MinnPost: Gov. Dayton accepts bids for a radio “office.” A couple of surprises among the usual suspects.

MPR: Outsmarting a river with a mind of its own. Moorhead residents again prepare for yet another 100-year flood.

Gov.  Arne Carlson: Cautious optimism. (Check out his curriculum vitae. Arne to T-Paw: “Burn!“)

MNpublius: Shhhhh! If we’re really, really quiet, maybe they won’t notice and they’ll go away.

MetroMag: The Silicon Tundra is home, too, to the creative world of type design.

Downtown Journal: Rollerdoming returns but the Dome collapse has had a ripple effect downtown.

(*Masbout)