STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Long-time Bemidji political reporter Brad Swenson dies
From the BemidjiPioneer:
Brad Swenson, 57, former political editor of the Bemidji Pioneer, died unexpectedly Sunday evening.
Swenson, who started working in the Pioneers editorial department in May ... Posted on 7/23/12 at 9:38 AM
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
Minnesota’s endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate says American farmers should be left alone, with less federal support, much like oil producers in western North Dakota.
“My goal is to become North Dakota, not Washington, D.C.,” Kurt Bills said Wednesday, referring to that state’s oil boom that he said occurred with little government assistance.
Lee Byberg, vice president of operations for Life Science Innovations, Inc. (LSI) and a resident of Willmar, will register for a second run for U.S. Congress in 2012.
Byberg ran as the Republican-endorsed candidate in Minnesota’s 7th District in 2010 and was defeated by incumbent DFLer Collin Peterson.
Politics may make strange bed fellows, but it also makes strange stage fellows. When Minnesota's chief justice and a new Supreme Court justice were sworn in a few days ago, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a judge he has frequently, publically and strongly criticized sat near each other.
As in the past, letters to the editor that endorse a particular candidate or political party will be charged 5 cents per word. The newspaper started the policy several years ago because there is a limited amount of space available on the Opinion page.
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