May 24, 2011 Mondale, like Pawlenty, saw himself as delivering hard truths to voters in 1984. The former Democratic vice president tried to deny the Republican Reagan a second term by admitting he'd raise taxes to close yawning budget deficits. Reagan annihilated him.
A file image shows the flooded Red River separating Moorhead, Minn., (right) from Fargo, March 2010. National Weather Service forecasters say that the chance for major flooding this year is above 90 percent.
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February 22, 2011 It's sandbag season in North Dakota and Minnesota, where communities are banding together to keep the coming spring thaw from overrunning riverbanks and swamping towns. But one town's plan to pay sand-baggers has sparked anger across the river.
September 21, 2010 A U.S. district judge said he won't block Minnesota's campaign finance law which requires corporations to disclose their political contributions. He said the public has a right to know who's putting money into the political process.
August 5, 2010 A man was freed from prison for vehicular homicide. The judge cited Toyota acceleration problems.
December 8, 2008 Voters in Minnesota drew bats and jellyfish on their ballots, scribbled letters and words, and crossed out names and filled-in bubbles. You take a look at the contested ballots. Can you figure out who they wanted to vote for?
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