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|Rep. Rick Nolan backtracks on support for PolyMet permitting bill
Northern Minnesota is known for its great fishing, so perhaps it's fitting that tracking 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan's position on a bill that deregulates the mining industry and fast tracks ...
|MN-08: Challenger Mills Outraises Rep. Nolan In Third Quarter Fundraising
Republican Stewart Mills III of Nisswa formally declared his candidacy for 8th district congress just last week, but came out strong Tuesday, releasing a third quarter fundraising report reflecting ...
|MN-08: Mills Announces Formal Challenge To Nolan
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan of Crosby now has a formal challenger in the 2014 race for 8th District Congress. Mills Fleet Farm Vice President Stewart Mills III of Nisswa made that announcement Thursday at ...
|'No Work No Pay' Political Theater For Swinging House Freshmen
Furloughed federal employees are suffering the loss of pay during the current government shutdown, a program that provides critical nutrition assistance to low-income women, infants and children is ...
|Nolan Puts Mining Company Interests Above Workers, Communities
Mining is a part of the culture on Minnesota's Iron Range, and this issue more than any other defined the candidates in the 2012 race for 8th district Congress. Candidate Rick Nolan's position put ...
|Are Labor Endorsed Candidates True Friends Of Organized Labor? Part 4
It has been said that the true test of one’s character is what one does when no one else is looking, and the same test can be applied to discern how committed a candidate is to the principles of ...
|Are Labor Endorsed Candidates True Friends Of Organized Labor? Part 3
“An injury to one is an injury to all” This mantra of organized labor takes on added importance today as unions are under ever increasing attacks from right-wing extremists like the Koch ...
|Bachmann, Tea Party disrupt White House Easter Egg Hunt
The annual White House Easter Egg Hunt typically provides a respite from politics and thus is eagerly anticipated by adults as well as children. But today the joyous celebration was briefly ...
|Are Labor Endorsed Candidates True Friends Of Organized Labor? Part 2
For decades, workers who mined iron ore in northeastern Minnesota suffered numerous injustices at the hands of the mining companies that formed the omnipotent Steel Trust. It was only through the ...
|Are Labor Endorsed Candidates True Friends Of Organized Labor? Part 1
Iron Rangers learn early in life the importance of differentiating between friends who will happily accept your hospitality as long it suits their purposes and friends who will loyally back you to ...
|Common Good Demands Supporting 8th District’s Newly Elected Congressman
"This is a major committee assignment – vital to generating good jobs and economic development here in the 8th Congressional District." Congressman-elect Rick Nolan The premise of the common ...
|Why Are We Shocked When Assault Weapons Are Used To Kill People?
'At least 27 shot to death, many of them children.' Americans were jolted out of their holiday cheer Friday with the news that an elementary school in Connecticut was the latest scene of mass murder.
|MN-08: Radical Rick Nolan Goes To Harvard
Former US Rep Rick Nolan promised northern Minnesota voters he would hit the ground running if returned to Congress. As 8th District Congressman-elect, Nolan is living up to that promise by ...
|MN-08: Radical Rick Nolan Returns To Washington
During the recent election Rep Chip Cravaack and his extremist friends repeatedly pounded away at former Congressman Rick Nolan for being “liberal and radical”, and warned voters Nolan would ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack And His Buddy Paul Ryan Refused To Co Sponsor Autism, Breast Cancer Acts
It seems Tea Party Congressmen Chip Cravaack and Paul Ryan have more in common than the Ryan budget and working out in the same gym: both have refused to co sponsor key pieces of legislation ...
|MN-08: Home Sweet Where? (Seriously, If You Think Chip Cravaack Lives Here, Read This!)
In northern Minnesota, where one is from and where one has roots is of great importance to voters, and residency has figured prominently in the race for 8th district congress. While the only ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack's False and Misleading Ad Reflects A Bad Case Of Steelworker Envy
Rep Chip Cravaack lost the coveted United Steelworkers endorsement to former Congressman Rick Nolan last month, prompting a whiny temper tantrum that echoed across the Iron Range. Cravaack's ...
|MN-08: Cravaack Campaign Crying Crocodile Tears Over Nolan Ads
"He doesn't even live here" Former Congressman Rick Nolan and an Iron Range steelworker uttered those simple words about Chip Cravaack in recent tv ads and in doing so triggered what can only be ...
|MN-08: Why Is Chip Cravaack Hiding Behind The Skirts Of A Campaign Organizer?
Rep Chip Cravaack regularly touts his background as a naval officer, and his speech is rife with references to the military and 'dereliction of duty.' One would expect then, that faced with evidence ...
|MN-08: Assault Complaint Filed Against Cravaack Campaign Worker
At least one 8th district resident has had enough of the strong arm tactics employed by Rep. Chip Cravaack's staffers and supporters, and has filed an assault complaint against one of those working ...
|MN-08: Mining Issue Separates A Ranger From A Packsacker
As election day rapidly approaches, mining and Medicare are lining up as the key issues in the race for 8th district congress between Rep Chip Cravaack and former Congressman Rick Nolan of the ...
|MN-08: Does Chip Cravaack Have Any Ties To The 8th District Besides The Title Congressman?
Candidate Chip Cravaack presented himself to northern Minnesota voters as one who shares their values and sense of community, promising his family would always live here and as a former union ...
|DNR Issues New Invasive Species Alert For Northern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today issued a new invasive species alert for northern Minnesota. The agency warns residents that a close relative of the dreaded European Buckthorn ( ...
|TOP TEN REASONS CHIP CRAVAACK WILL LOSE ON NOVEMBER 6TH
10. Thinks the Range is where you go to hit golf balls 9. Only person we know who’s dumb enough to pay $1000 a month to lease an SUV 8. Standard campaign speech still begins with “Jim Oberstar ...
|MN-08: Nolan Beats Cravaack As Both Report Strongest Fundraising Quarter To Date
“I’m pleased to announce our strongest fundraising quarter to date” crowed Rep Chip Cravaack Thursday in response to internal and public polls that show him trailing former ...
|MN-08: As Nolan Gains Momentum And Cravaack Sinks In Polls, Coleman And Boehner Abandon Ship
Norm Coleman, John Boehner and their right wing extremist cronies must be crying in their cognac today. Despite spending millions on misleading and false ads attacking former Congressman Rick Nolan,
|MN-08: Nolan For Congress Calls Out Chip Cravaack For Lies On Medicare
Well, he's done it again. Rep. Chip Cravaack released a new ad today, and once again he's lying to his constituents -repeating false claims on Medicare which have been referred to as "misleading", "
|MN-08: Real Hunters Don’t Need Assault Rifles To Shoot A Duck
Fear and projection are two of Karl Rove's favorite campaign tactics. Designed to deflect attention away from a candidate's weaknesses and to turn a challenger's strengths into weaknesses, they ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Whines After Losing Steelworkers Endorsement To Rick Nolan
Losing an endorsement does not indicate the process is unrepresentative. It just means they don’t like you. Not a difficult concept to grasp unless you are US Rep. Chip Cravaack. The United ...
|MN-08: Who’s Kidding Who Chip? Your Latest Bill Is Just Another Frilly Frock
As fall approaches retailers across the country are dressing up their storefronts, hoping to lure shoppers with pretty things in the window, and political campaigns too are dressing up their windows ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Still Clueless After All These Years (Episode 2)
Residents of the 8th congressional district are well aware that when Rep. Chip Cravaack goes off script, he hasn't got clue as to what he is saying. Unfortunately for his constituents in ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Continues War On Organized Labor, Middle Class
At some point in our lives we all encounter the false friend, one who holds themselves up as a friend but engages in behavior that makes them anything but an ally. One can't observe the relationship ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Still Clueless After All These Years (Part 1)
Incumbent 8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack talks a good game about supporting mining, but it's increasingly clear his focus is on Big Steel in Pittsburgh rather than the steelworkers on ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Refuses To Debate On The Iron Range
The battle for the 8th congressional district is one of the most watched races in the country, and voters in northeastern Minnesota are eager to hear the candidates debate the important issues ...
|MN-08: Rick Nolan For Congress Sets Record Straight On Mining; Calls Out AAN For False Ads
Rick Nolan supports mining, he supports miners and he supports mining families. He's absolutely confident we can do projects like Polymet - and do them in the right way. Campaign spokesperson ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack’s BWCAW Land Exchange Steals $6 Million From Northeastern Minnesota Residents
Rep. Chip Cravaack has spent a great deal of time promoting HR 5544, the Minnesota Education and Investment Act, as a "win-win" for northeastern Minnesota. While it does open up new revenue for ...
|Cravaack Goons Beat Up Student As PR Branding Exercise
Cross posted from Iron Country Free Press and written by contributor Otis the Cactus* Just a misunderstanding. This incident was all about next generation, bleeding edge brand torque brought into ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Calmly Watches As Staffers Manhandle BSU Student
Bemidji State University senior Matt Riddle got more than he bargained for when he attended a GOP fundraiser in Hackensack Saturday evening. The 22-year old political science major intended to tape ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Chooses Multi National Mining Companies Over Iron Range Workers
Mining is the lifeblood of northeastern Minnesota, and there is a tradition of 8th District congressmen standing in strong support of the workers who mine the ore on the Iron Range. But Rep. Chip ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Refuses To Stand With United Steelworkers Union
The war on workers struck close to home in northeastern Minnesota last week as United States Steel, Cliffs Natural Resources and ArcelorMittal joined right wing republicans on the offensive ...
|MN-08: DFL Primary Less Competitive Than You Think
Any union contractor knows that a weak foundation will cause a building to fall. The same can be said for a political campaign. Serious cracks have been evident for months in the foundations of two ...
|MN-08: Money Can't Buy Love
"What do you call a candidate who attacks Rudy Perpich in northeastern Minnesota? "A Loser. So goes the new joke rapidly spreading throughout Minnesota's 8th congressional district in the wake of ...
|MN-08: Tarryl Clark, Take Down Those Ads!
Times of heightened tension often result in heightened responses, whether in campaign politics or in world politics. Perhaps one of the most famous examples in world politics occurred in 1987 ...
|MN-08: Clark Desperately Attacks Nolan on Perpich Jobs Initiative
Acts of desperation by campaigns are common in the waning days of an election, yet few are as desperate as those of the Clark campaign in the DFL primary in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.
|MN-08: Operating Engineers Local 49 Falls For A Union Buster
One of the most popular characters on the iconic 1970's comedy MASH was Corporal Max Klinger. Determined to return stateside, Klinger repeatedly tried to get out of the army by dressing like a woman.
|MN-08: Jim Oberstar To Tell Fellow Rangers 'Unite Behind Rick Nolan for Congress If You Want To Win'
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented Northeastern Minnesota in Congress for an unprecedented 36 years, is expected to endorse former Congressman Rick Nolan on Monday at a 10:00 am press ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack's Fishy Opening Day Press Conference Backfires
"There's a place for press conferences and a place for fishing - and they are not the same place," declared northern Minnesota native and former Congressman Rick Nolan , in reference to Rep. Chip ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Tosses Red Herring On Minnesota Fishing Opener
Science tells us for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This weekend, 8th district Rep. Chip Cravaack reminded us the same is frequently true in the world of campaign politics. ...
|MN-08: Rick Nolan Invites Chip Cravaack To Fishing Opener
It's the opening of fishing in northeastern Minnesota. Do you know where your congressman is? Unfortunately, if you live in the 8th congressional district, the answer is likely to be New Hampshire. ...
|MN-08: Powerful Northeastern Minnesota Legislators Endorse Rick Nolan for Congress
Former Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan of Crosby added to his long list of endorsements for his campaign for US Congress Sunday, winning endorsements from three high ranking Democratic-Farmer-Labor ...
|MN-08: SOAR District 11 Endorses Rick Nolan for Congress
Former Congressman Rick Nolan picked up a key labor endorsement on the Iron Range Monday, winning the support of the Steelworker's Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR), District 11. Nolan is vying ...
|Discrimination of any kind does not belong in the party of Hubert Humphrey and Paul Wellstone
We need to talk. Those four words strike fear into the hearts of men everywhere because they know they're not going to like what's coming next. And undoubtedly many readers, both male and female,
|Tarryl Clark Unveils Ambitious Campaign To Win Congressional Seat
Former State Senator Tarryl Clark angered many in the DFL last month by announcing that she intends by pass the party's endorsement and force a primary in the 8th district congressional race. In a ...
|MN-08: Divisive Primary Not About The People
Lack of support does not mean the process is unfair or unrepresentative. It simply means they don't like you. Not a difficult concept to grasp, unless you happen to be Jeff Anderson or Tarryl Clark.
|MN-08: Why 1974 Is Not A Roadmap For 2012
Former Congressman Jim Oberstar's 1974 post-convention decision to challenge the DFL endorsed candidate Tony Perpich has been bandied about by both Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson as a means to ...
|MN-08: Why Did Tarryl Clark's Campaign Manager Quit?
The buzz swirling around northeastern Minnesota over the past two weeks has been that Tarryl Clark's campaign for 8th district congress is in disarray amid the sudden departure of her campaign ...
|MN-08: Lt Gov. Prettner Solon, Former Candidate Fanning Endorse Rick Nolan for Congress
Minnesota Lt Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has added her name to the ever-growing list of prominent current and former elected DFL officials, party activists, community leaders and unions ...
|MN-08: DFL Party Chair Discourages Tarryl Clark From Primary Run
Waves of concern rippled among democrats throughout northeastern Minnesota Thursday on the heels of former State Senator Tarryl Clark's announcement that she intends to bypass the party endorsement ...
|MN-08: Plumbers & Steamfitters Unanimously Endorse DFL Front Runner Rick Nolan
Former Congressman Rick Nolan's campaign for 8th district congress picked up more steam Tuesday, as the front runner for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nomination won the endorsement of yet another ...
|MN-08: With Redistricting Complete, It's Time For The DFL To Move Forward
Residents of the 8th congressional district in northern Minnesota breathed a collective sigh of relief as the new redistricting plans were released on Tuesday. In its final order, the Court notes ...
|MN-08: Teamsters JC 32 DRIVE Unanimously Backs "Union Brother" Rick Nolan
The DFL front runner in the 8th congressional district race, former Congressman Rick Nolan, added to his broad based coalition of support this week with a resounding endorsement from one of the ...
|MN-08: Teamsters Endorse Rick Nolan
Former Congressman Rick Nolan emerged as the big winner in the 8th Congressional District DFL straw poll last Tuesday and continued his momentum this week, today winning the endorsement of Teamsters ...
|MN-08: Rick Nolan Continues To Build Broad Based Coalition Of Support
Cuyuna Iron Range native Rick Nolan sees ...
|MN-08: Nolan Blasts Tea Party Chip For Raising Taxes on Working Families
8th District DFL Congressional candidate Rick Nolan today blasted Tea Party Representative Chip Cravaack (MN/NH) for what Nolan called the "worst holiday gift ever": slamming 160 million middle ...
|Organized Labor Ends Association With Occupy Duluth Over Anti-Mining Plank
Organized labor has been an integral part of the Occupy movement nationwide, but that relationship now appears to be over in northeastern Minnesota. Early Wednesday, the Duluth Central Labor Body ...
|MN-08: DFL Front Runner Rick Nolan Wins UFCW Endorsement
Current 8th congressional district DFL front-runner Rick Nolan continued to build on his lead in the DFL endorsement race Thursday, winning the support of the United Food and Commercial ...
|Jeno Paulucci: Once A Ranger, Always A Ranger
Hard work. Family. Community. All describe what Iron Range native and entrepreneur ...
|MN-08: Candidates Offer Differing Courses Of Action On The STOCK Act
Two of the four DFL candidates running for the 8th District congressional seat temporarily held by Tea Party Rep. Chip Cravaack (MN/NH) weighed in this week on the STOCK Act, which would prohibit ...
|MN-08: Tarryl Clark Campaign Dodges Questions From 8th District DFL
Precinct caucuses are looming on the horizon, and DFLers in northern Minnesota are eager to hear from the candidates vying to challenge Tea Party Representative Chip Cravaack (MN/NH). With that in ...
|MN-08: Rick Nolan Early Leader In DFL Endorsement Race
8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack (MN/NH) has done such a great job representing the Tea Party that he has four democrats vying to challenge him in 2012, each garnering valuable early ...
|MN-08: Will The United Steelworkers Get Answers From Tarryl Clark?
Former St. Cloud State Senator Tarryl Clark announced Wednesday that she has received the endorsement of United Steelworkers District 11 in the race to challenge 8th district Tea Party incumbent ...
|MN-08: Does Tarryl Clark Stand With Organized Labor Or Just Stand Aside?
Last week, I questioned whether organized labor can ...
|MN-08: If Tarryl Clark Lives In Duluth, Why Is She Registered To Vote In St Cloud?
On Monday, I noted some inconsistencies in Tarryl Clark's record, one ...
|MN-08: Can Organized Labor Trust Tarryl Clark?
Former AFL-CIO president George Meany routinely met with newly-elected democratic members of Congress, telling them "we hope you will be with us when times get tough." The legendary labor leader ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack Obstructs Economic Development To Further Tea Party Agenda
Candidate Chip Cravaack campaigned on a promise to create jobs and foster economic development in the 8th congressional district. Congressman Cravaack, however, has joined his right-wing extremist ...
|MN-08: The Candidates Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks
A fast-paced game of shinny, an informal game of ice or street hockey, is a common site on Minnesota's Iron Range. For many children, it is a rite of passage. While they do frequently keep score, ...
|MN08: Labor Leaders Unite Behind Rick Nolan
Several northeastern Minnesota labor leaders, including presidents of three major union organizations, called a press conference Thursday to announce that they are uniting behind one candidate ...
|Iron Range 101: What is Taconite?
This is the first in an on-going series explaining and exploring the unique history, people, culture and institutions of Minnesota's Iron Range. Taconite is a low-grade iron ore. Originally ...
|MN08: Cuyuna Rangers Endorse Rick Nolan "One of the greatest fighters for working families"
Three key leaders on Minnesota's Cuyuna Iron Range today joined their counterparts on the Mesabi Iron Range in support of Rick Nolan's bid for the 8th District DFL endorsement for Congress. State ...
|MN08: Iron Range Legend Veda Ponikvar Endorses Rick Nolan, "A Fighter For People"
Cross-posted From Minnesota Progressive Project "Ask ...
|MN08: Iron Range Leader Joe Begich: Rick Nolan Is A Fighter For Working Families
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive ...
|MN08: Chip Cravaack Grovels For Support On The Iron Range
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project ingratiate : ...
|MN-08: Cravaack Befuddled By American Jobs Plan
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project President Barack Obama outlined his job ...
|MN08: Why Didn't Chip Cravaack Attend Joint Session of Congress?
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project President Barack Obama ...
|Anti-Union Politicians Do Not Belong At Labor Day Events
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project The recent attacks against ...
|MN08: Chip Cravaack's Snake Oil Pitch, Part Deux
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project Chip Cravaack was criticized for ...
|MN-08: Chip Cravaack and his Keystone Kops careen through Duluth
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project Rep. Chip Cravaack ...
|Vote early, Vote Often For Soudan Underground Mine State Park
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project The phrase 'vote early and ...
|MN08: DFL Leaders Endorse Nolan
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project Former ...
|The Debt Ceiling Crisis: What would Hubert do?
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project On this 46th anniversary of Medicare and ...
|John Boehner Receives $5000 From Delta Air Lines After Transportation Bill Passes House
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project ...
|MN-08: Rick Nolan Blasts Chip Cravaack And His Tea Party Agenda
Cross-posted from Minnesota Progressive Project The race for Minnesota's 8th ...
|Anti-union provision at heart of FAA shutdown
There is more than just passenger air service to ...
|Chip Cravaack Votes To Shut Down FAA
It has become quite clear to those of us in northern Minnesota that Rep. Chip Cravaack has no problem ...
|DFL governor saves millions in revenue for Minnesota's Iron Range while Republicans raise taxes
People on Minnesota's Iron Range breathed a collective sigh of relief upon the release of the omnibus tax bill late Tuesday night, for it revealed that Governor Dayton had indeed made good on his ...
|Video: Rep. Paul Thissen Blasts Minnesota Republicans For "Beg Borrow and Steal" Budget
Last night I posted the text of the impassioned floor speech delivered by House Minority Leader Paul Thissen in opposition to the Republican tax bill. Below is the video of what is arguably one of ...
|MN-08: Packsackers Need Not Apply
Congress is in turmoil, state government is deadlocked and yet the main issue emerging in the 8th congressional district race is that of residency and roots. Relationships often matter more than ...
|Rep. Paul Thissen: Republicans poised to impose beg, borrow, and steal budget on people of MN
Shortly after the Republicans passed the abomination known as the tax bill, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen released the text of the powerful floor speech he gave in opposition: As ...
|Hypocrite Chip Cravaack and Family Abandon Minnesota For No-tax New Hampshire
A central theme of Chip Cravaack's campaign against Rep. Jim Oberstar was the accusation that the 18-term Congressman did not live in the district because his family lived with him in Maryland. ...
|Why Won't Chip Cravaack Pay His Bills?
Minnesota's 8th district Congressman Chip Cravaack refuses to raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills and he apparently doesn't feel its important to pay his bills either. The 2010 '...
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