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August 20, 2018
State Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan mingles with attendees at the governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Setting the stage: State GOP chair talks shop about 2018 midterms
August 20, 2018 - 9:00am
August 17, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates Tim Walz for the DFL (left) and Jeff Johnson for the Republican Party address a wide range of issues at the first governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, since their primary victories last Tuesday. The debate took place at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch -  Videoplay button
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
August 15, 2018
Voters head into Bethlehem Lutheran Church Tuesday Aug. 14, location of Brainerd Ward 3 Precincts 2 and 3 to cast their ballots. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County by the numbers: Election results for primary races
August 15, 2018 - 3:00am
July 19, 2018
t100416 --- Clint Austin --- austinSANDERS1005c5 --- Congressman Rick Nolan gestures while speaking during a rally supporting the Clinton Kaine presidential ticket at the Kirby Ballroom on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth Tuesday night. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Bombshell report alleges northern Minnesota congressman kept employing known harasser
July 19, 2018 - 8:11pm
July 16, 2018
8th District money shows DFL keeps up
July 16, 2018 - 9:48pm
July 13, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy stopped by Sage on Laurel in downtown Brainerd Thursday, July 12, to discuss her sweeping health care proposal -- a statewide single-payer plan. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Murphy unveils single-payer health plan in gubernatorial run
July 13, 2018 - 7:00am
July 10, 2018
Jeff Johnson, 62, didn't mince words with what he sees as a state government overstepping its bounds and hurting everyday Minnesotans in the process. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
'If people come out, I believe I'll win'
July 10, 2018 - 11:00am
June 29, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates Lori Swanson (left), Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson and Erin Murphy address a bevy of complex economic questions -- drawing upon their diverse backgrounds, occupations and political leanings. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Governor candidates tackle big questions in state economics
June 29, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
Richard Painter, the one-time ethics counsel to Bush II and a law professor at the University of Minnesota, is running against sitting Senator Tina Smith in the DFL primary. Submitted Photo / Richard Painter Campaign
Painter touts the universal value of ethics for government in senate bid
June 17, 2018 - 8:00am
June 12, 2018
Odin Sjoberg (left) greets 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Monday, June 11, in the Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Nolan decided to join Lori Swanson’s gubernatorial bid as her lieutenant governor running mate. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video

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The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for lt. gov.
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 4, 2018
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Challengers come for Stauber in Minnesota's Congressional District 8
June 4, 2018 - 5:51pm
June 3, 2018
Jeff Johnson received the Minnesota GOP gubernatorial endorsement at the GOP convention in Duluth Saturday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Service
Johnson receives GOP endorsement for governor
June 3, 2018 - 6:17pm
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, shown in an undated courtesy image from video, lept into the 2018 governor’s race Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pawlenty, a 57-year-old Republican, served from 2003 to 2011. (Courtesy of Tim Pawlenty for Governor)
GOP shows mixed opinions on Pawlenty
June 3, 2018 - 3:20pm
June 2, 2018
t6.1.18 Bob King -- John Howe, who received the endorsement for Minnesota Secretary of State, speaks during the GOP convention in Duluth Saturday, June 2. Bob King / Forum News Service
GOP Notebook: Party looks to paint Minnesota red
June 2, 2018 - 6:34pm
May 31, 2018
Republican Party confident going into Minnesota state convention
May 31, 2018 - 9:45pm