At The Capitol

Gov. Mark Dayton looks ahead to issues facing the next governor Transportation will be a key issue in the fall gubernatorial election and for the next governor, according to Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton, who was in Coon Rapids on June 4 to serve breakfast to local school children and talk with the ECM Editorial Board, [...]

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Hennepin County Commissioner is a former state rep by Brian Rosemeyer Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Campaign season is beginning to heat up, and Plymouth is home to a candidate for the biggest political chair in the state – governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson announced his campaign in May 2013 and received GOP endorsement [...]

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The former state representative will face Kline in November Former state Rep. Mike Obermueller won the DFL Party endorsement last weekend to again challenge U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, in November. “I’m very proud of winning the party’s endorsement and am looking forward to having the opportunity to show the contrast between Kline’s record and [...]

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Amount would rise to $9.50 an hour by 2016 by Sonja Hegman Session Daily After nearly three hours of debate — and several accusations that the minimum wage package was done as a “back room deal” between House and Senate leadership in exchange for a new legislative office building — the House voted 71-60 to [...]

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A longtime Farmington resident was endorsed by House District 58B DFLers at their convention Saturday, March 8, at Farmington High School. Marla Vagts will face five-term incumbent Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, in the fall 2014 election. Vagts, a contract supervisor for North American Communications Resource Inc., became involved in politics as a volunteer with President [...]

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Candidates were endorsed by party members The race in House District 57B is set. Rep. Anna Wills, R-Apple Valley, was endorsed by acclamation Saturday at the District 57 GOP Convention, while registered nurse Denise Packard, of Rosemount, earned unanimous endorsement from DFLers. Wills, a legislative assistant in the 2012 session for state Sen. Michelle Benson, [...]

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