Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

John Harrington

Mar 23, 2012

Senate panel deadlocks over Michel ethics complaint

Flanked by almost the entire GOP caucus, Sen. Geoff Michel vigorously defended his handling of the Amy Koch-Michael Brodkorb scandal at a hearing before the Senate ethics panel on Friday afternoon.

Feb 23, 2012

‘Castle Doctrine’ bill passes Senate

Legislation expanding the right of Minnesota gun owners to use deadly force against intruders cleared the Senate on Thursday by a 40-23 vote. At least four DFLers joined every Republican in passing the bill.

Jun 13, 2011

Senate ethics panel rules Hoffman must apologize for tweet

Freshman Republican Sen. Gretchen Hoffman must apologize to DFL Sen. Barb Goodwin for a tweet she sent out in the midst of a health and human services debate during session, the Senate Ethics Committee ruled on Monday.

Nov 24, 2010

Meet the freshmen: DFL 6 edition

New faces fill seats previously held by Kelliher, Prettner Solon, Moua

Oct 13, 2010

Activist Moran puts sweat equity into bid for DFL seat

Following Thao's retirement, district voters will send a new representative to the Legislature in November, and by all accounts that will be the DFL-backed candidate, Rena Moran.

Aug 6, 2010

Tuesday’s 23 lege primaries will complete the November ballot

The 201 legislative seats on this November's general election ballot include 23 races featuring intra-party challenges that will be settled in Tuesday's partisan primary.

Jul 23, 2010

Harrington gets nod from teachers union in SD 67 contest

The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers is backing former St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington in the crowded Senate District 67 contest. The union's political committee voted to support Harrington to replace retiring state Sen. Mee Moua after screening the candidates.

Jul 21, 2010

Nekima Levy-Pounds puts St. Thomas’ weight behind civil rights struggle across east metro

South-Central Los Angeles was hell in the late 1980s. Poverty was rampant, housing deplorable, and graffiti scarred almost every edifice. Drugs and gangs begot drive-by shootings and daylight robberies. Yet for some in that topsy-turvy world, the criminals were heroes, and cops were the enemy.

Jul 16, 2010

Unions, biz offer first look at lege race spending

While the gubernatorial campaigns and the legislative caucuses are attracting most of the money and attention in the current election cycle, legislative candidates in competitive districts are also getting some measure of love from the PAC donors who have weighed in with their first finance reports of 2010.

Jul 7, 2010

Near-record number of candidates vie to win the DFL nomination to replace retiring Moua

When Kathy Lantry’s mom was growing up in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul in the 1940s, the Sacred Heart Church held Masses in both English and German. Today the Roman Catholic parish still conducts Mass in a pair of languages, but the non-English service has changed to Spanish.

Jul 7, 2010

The contenders: Crowded DFL field in SD 67 contest

State Sen. Mee Moua's unexpected decision not to seek a third term at the Capitol set off a political frenzy in the St. Paul district that she represents. Ultimately nine DFL candidates jumped into the fray, setting up a confusing August 10 primary. Look for a longer piece about the contest on PIM's web site later today, but here's thumbnail sketches of the contenders:

May 28, 2010

Shorter political calendar causes headaches

When legislators decide to retire on the last night of session, the political parties in their home districts usually scramble to field possible successors and endorse a candidate.

Top News

See All Top News

Legal calendar

Click here to see upcoming Minnesota events

Expert Testimony

See All Expert Testimony