The latest news on Minnesota
His campaign against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman is expected to be an expensive and nasty fight.
While the Democrats fight among themselves over their presidential nomination, strategists for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain are analyzing the electoral map to determine where to put their resources for the remainder of the year.
Here's an hour-by-hour forecast for the results on megaprimary night.
The huge wave of voters that turned out for the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic contests has chilled GOP hopes for an easy congressional election cycle. In states like New Hampshire, where candidates like Sen. John Sununu are in election trouble, a big November Democratic turnout could doom Republicans, said key officials. An example: There were nearly 60,000 more votes in the New Hampshire 2008 Democratic presidential primary (about 285,000) than Sununu received in his first election bid in 2002 (about 227,000).
Comedian, Minnesota Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, and all-around liberal rabble-rouser Al Franken went to the University of Minnesota to voice his support for workers on strike there, reports the Minnesota Daily.
The New York Times reports that an engineering firm hired by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to investigate the I-35W bridge collapse has identified a design defect.
Our knowledge of metal fatigue could lead to intensive replacement.