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Secretary Chu, Dayton laud federal weatherization program

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton today (Dec. 15)  on a teleconference call lauded the weatherization of homes made possible by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act … Continue reading

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It’s not about Zygi Wilf, says Gov. Mark Dayton

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton drew a distinction today (Dec. 7) between Vikings’ owner Zygi Wilf and the Minnesota Vikings’ football team. The comment was elicited by a question concerning Wilf’s recent, well-publicized purchase of … Continue reading

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Vikings’ stadium hearings scheduled in Senate

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Senate Tax Committee Chairwoman Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, plans to hold two informational hearings on the Vikings’ stadium in upcoming weeks. The first hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 and will be a joint … Continue reading

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U.S. Marine Corps vet to challenge Congressman Keith Ellison

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Chris Fields toured the Capitol Press Room today (Nov. 14), talking about his candidacy against Democratic 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison. Fields grew up in South Bronx of New … Continue reading

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Pawlenty joins Atlanta company’s board of directors

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter RedPrairie Corporation of Atlanta announced today (Oct. 18) that former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty has been appointed to the its board of directors effectively immediately. “Tim’s combination of experience in the public and private … Continue reading

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People really like Congresswoman Bachmann, and they really don’t, says poll

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A new Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests what Minnesotans already known about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann — she very popular with some people, not popular at all with others. The poll shows Bachmann with a … Continue reading

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Sen. Klobuchar faces primary election challenger

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will have at least one primary challenger. W.D. Hamm, of Bovery, announced today (Sept. 26) that he is challenging Klobuchar, expected to seek a second term in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton has a new puppy coming — announces contest

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Gov. Mark Dayton today (Sept. 22) announced that he has a new black German Shepherd puppy on the way. The puppy was born Aug. 16 in Pine City, a date which coincidently is his … Continue reading

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Gallup poll suggests Bachmann on the skids

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A new Gallup poll released today (Sept. 20) shows what other national polls have shown in recent weeks — that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign is flagging. According to the USA Today/Gallup poll of … Continue reading

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Vin Weber shares political insights at Humphrey Institute

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Consummate Washington insider former Minnesota Republican congressman Vin Weber gave a short answer to the question why Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign fell flat. “I don’t know,” said Weber, who supported Pawlenty. “I was surprised … Continue reading

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