Author Archives: Mark Sommerhauser
A St. Cloud center that advocates for low-wage workers started with a splash last week by protesting a local temporary-employment agency.
To Stephen Philion, board chair of the newly minted Greater Minnesota Worker Center, the event was a beginning to … Hit the jump to read the rest
If the city of St. Cloud will ever get state funds to complete its vision for the River’s Edge Convention Center, 2014 may be the year to do it.
St. Cloud city leaders have tried and failed for five straight … Hit the jump to read the rest
Far-reaching surveillance by the National Security Agency drew fire last week from three Republican candidates to succeed Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie sharply condemned the surveillance during last week’s debate at College of St. Benedict in St. … Hit the jump to read the rest
Voters in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District on Monday will get their best chance yet to size up the Republicans vying to succeed Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Three of four Republicans who’ve announced candidacies in the race — former state Rep. Phil … Hit the jump to read the rest
A pricier plan to expand the River’s Edge Convention Center is among the St. Cloud projects to be eyed by a state Senate panel Tuesday.
The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee will visit St. Cloud as part of a statewide … Hit the jump to read the rest
The race to succeed Rep. Michele Bachmann came into sharper relief last week, with Republican candidates revealing their financial standings and DFL contenders starting to surface.
Four Republican candidates gave a snapshot of their campaign finances in the race in … Hit the jump to read the rest
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is keeping a wary eye on a plan to build a mosque in St. Cloud and wants to halt refugee resettlement in the U.S. in the wake of the Westgate Mall terror attack in Kenya, according … Hit the jump to read the rest
The U.S. government shutdown is on Day 6 and counting, with no end in sight. Some say U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s own words show she’s relishing that turn of events.
Bachmann, R-Stillwater, is part of a nucleus of staunchly conservative … Hit the jump to read the rest
Count Sen. Michelle Fischbach as one of several state Capitol tenants who likely took a deep breath after a settlement was reached with former Senate GOP communications chief Michael Brodkorb.
The onslaught of ethical and legal complaints against Rep. Michele Bachmann has landed her on a list of Congress’ most ethically challenged members.