Paul Gazelka Resigns as Senate Majority Leader as Governor’s Race Looms

Republican State Senator Michelle Benson Tosses Hat into Governor's Race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – State Sen. Paul Gazelka said Wednesday he’s resigning his position as Senate majority leader, a likely precursor to joining the 2022 Minnesota governor’s race. Gazelka’s move stole some attention from fellow Republican state Sen. Michelle Benson, who is launching her own campaign for governor at a 10 a.m. event in Blaine. Already in the GOP primary:…

Iron Range Businesses React to Capacity Increase

"I think that's an excellent win for restaurants and bars. I'm extremely happy to be at that capacity now," Sawmill Saloon Owner, Alyssa Horan says. 

VIRGINIA, Minn. –  Several local businesses on the Iron Range gathered at the Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant in Virginia to voice their concerns about how the pandemic has impacted their revenue. “Turning of the dials came as a surprise which is hard to plan for. Businesses have a plan. They have their own plan and Minnesota should have a plan…

One-On-One: Gov. Walz Talks Legalizing Marijuana, Mining & Infrastructure

FOX 21's Brett Scott Sits Down for a One-On-One Interview with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nearly two months after being sworn into office, Minnesota’s 41st Governor, Tim Walz, is not holding back when it comes to environmental issues, recreational marijuana and infrastructure. “I’m a congressman from Southern Minnesota, I’m from Mankato, but I saw this as one Minnesota throughout my campaign,” said Governor Tim Walz. Walz is no stranger when it…

Walz, Flanagan Listen to Duluthians On the Road to St. Paul

Governor and Lieutenant Governor Elects Join Citizens at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn.- Hot off his election victory against Republican Jeff Johnson, DFL Governor Elect Tim Walz and his running mate Peggy Flanagan made a stop in Duluth for a listening session. And Duluth surprised the event organizers, who had to switch locations from City Hall to the DECC to accommodate the numbers. After visiting the Silver Bay Veterans Home and…

Evers Stops in Superior

DFL WI Governor Candidate Talks at Thirsty Pagan

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A Democratic candidate for the governor’s race in Wisconsin was in Superior tonight. Tony Evers addressed future voters at Thirsty Pagan. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction was joined by his running mate Mandela Barnes and also by former longtime Senator Bob Jauch. “I know not everybody in this room voted for me, I’m not going to ask you to…

UMD Political Science Professor Weighs in on Tuesday’s Primary Election

Primary Elections are Taking Place in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday, August 14; Polls Close at 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, August 14, residents in Minnesota and Wisconsin have the chance to make their voice heard during the 2018 Primary Election. Tuesday morning, Cindy Rugeley, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, gave her insight on the importance of the primary election. Races up for grabs include Governor, Congress, Senate, Attorney General and many more local races….

Governor Hopeful Makes Campaign Stop In Duluth

The primary election for governor and lieutenant governor is on Aug. 14.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two candidates running for Minnesota governor this fall made a stop in Duluth. DFL endorsed Rep. Erin Murphy and her running mate Rep. Erin Maye Quade, (DFL) District 57A, are campaigning on a  statewide tour. Both representatives are making their way through Minnesota to focus on different topics like broadband and ways to build more small businesses…

Johnson Names Duluth’s Bergstrom to Governor Campaign

The Announcement was Made Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Republican Jeff Johnson has chosen a running mate in his bid for governor. Johnson added Donna Bergstrom to his ticket in a Monday announcement. Bergstrom is a Republican activist and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve who lives in the Duluth area. Bergstrom ran and lost for a heavily Democratic Duluth state…

Morning Update 4-9-18

Local News and Weather Headlines Monday, April 9, 2018

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Walz, Coleman Release Fundraising Totals in Governor’s Race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The rush for cash is on in the crowded race for Minnesota governor. Democratic candidate and Rep. Tim Walz said Monday his campaign had raised more than $1.1 million in 2017. Fellow Democrat and former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said he’d raised more than $800,000. It highlights the expensive race for the open governor’s…

Minnesota Lawmakers Push to Finalize Budget Deal

Lawmakers Doubtful Deal will Pass; Look Toward Special Session

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One-hundred twenty days have passed since the Minnesota Legislature first started work on the state’s budget bill. Monday evening the clock is ticking before the state constitution calls for a deal to be reached or the session will end without an agreement in place, resulting in a special session. “It’s compromise and it’s democracy and it’s…