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Jesse Ventura

Oct 23, 2015

Panel hears appeal in Ventura defamation award

Will the $1.8 million jury award in the "American Sniper" lawsuit survive?

Oct 22, 2015

Panel hears appeal in Ventura defamation award

Will the $1.8 million jury award in the "American Sniper" lawsuit survive?

Jun 24, 2015

Dayton’s curious behavior did him no favors

Judging by his behavior during the 2015 state legislative sessions, Gov. Mark Dayton fits comfortably into the series of unconventional Minnesota politicians.

Mar 19, 2015

Judge clears way for Ventura to collect judgment

A motion granted by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kyle clears the way for Jesse Ventura to begin collection proceedings on the nearly $2 million award in his defamation ruling while the case remains under appeal.

Jul 23, 2014

Jesse Ventura’s last gasp

Ventura was never the icon that he and a compliant media made him out to be, and his defamation trial is last gasp for fame.

Jun 6, 2014

Jesse’s party in shambles? IP state director quits

“I cannot keep my name as a leader of a party that I do not believe is the best option for the voters of this state,” wrote IP state director Kyle Lewis.

Sep 18, 2013

Dayton appoints Judge Edward Cleary as chief of state appeals court

Current Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Matthew Johnson announced last week that he would not seek reappointment to the chief role when his term ends on Oct. 31. Johnson will continue to serve on the court as a judge. Cleary, who was Dayton's first appointment to the appeals court in 2011, will move into his new role in November. He will serve a three-year term.

Mar 27, 2013

GOP ’14: Who’ll stop the DFL’s reign?

Republicans are mired in an extended losing streak in statewide political contests. Since 2006, when Gov. Tim Pawlenty won re-election with 47 percent of the vote, Republicans have been shut out. That dubious streak reached a nadir of sorts last year, when U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won re-election by nearly 35 percentage points over GOP challenger Kurt Bills.

Jan 25, 2013

Sales tax plan is a hard sell

If his 2013 budget proposal is any indication, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton intends to make history. The document landed on Tuesday, containing some of the most significant proposed tax overhauls and increases in Minnesota in decades.

Dec 26, 2012

What to watch for in Minnesota’s coming legislative session

Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.

Dec 19, 2012

School funding will trigger numerous battles

Thanks to the recent November economic forecast, which revealed that a $1.3 billion budget surplus is headed to Minnesota’s schools to pay down the state’s $2 billion-plus K-12 aid shift, lawmakers could simply tout the good news and pass a budget for the next two years that leaves the state’s school funding structure in the same shape it’s been in for more than a decade.

Oct 24, 2012

Top races draw less outside ad cash than expected

One notable exception: Cravaack/Nolan CD 8 race

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