ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a truck driver’s son who emerged from St. Paul’s East Side to become a college and Olympic hockey star and one of the state’s most popular political leaders, died Sunday surrounded by family and friends at at Our Lady of Peace hospice in St. Paul. He was 83. Gov. Mark Dayton confirmed his death, which occurred a month after he was admitted to the hospice.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday. Fewer than half the voters said they plan vote for the two Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbents, but Dayton leads six Republican challengers by between 12 and 18 percentage points, while Franken is ahead of four GOP opponents by 15 to 16 points.
ST. PAUL -- In a speech at St. Paul's Union Depot on Wednesday, President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for a national transportation system that "puts Americans back to work repairing and modernizing our roads, bridges, railways and transit systems," the White House announced in advance of the event.