Rep. Buesgens’ DUI Arrest

Minnesota Representative Mark Buesgens (House District 35B) and chairman of Republican Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial campaign until recently, was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday night.

Mark Ritchie’s GOP Challenger Dan Severson

Minnesota Republican State Representative Dan Severson talks with The UpTake’s Mike McIntee following a Secretary of State debate with DFLer Mark Ritchie. We try to clarify some things Severson said during the debate about the Minnesota US Senate recount, photo IDs for voters and get his views on the tea party.

State Auditor Rebecca Otto Debates Republican Pat Anderson

Replay: MN State Auditor Candidates Debate In Winona

Pat Anderson: Libraries are “non essential” services
Patti Garland: So if we as cities determine that libraries are part of an essential service you’re indicating you agree with that? Pat Anderson: Most, first of all, specifically with libraries, libraries are a function of counties generally, and that’s why they were put into the nonessential, in most communities in the state of Minnesota libraries are done by counties. Moderator and audience: No. Pat Anderson: Well they are in most communities. More audience members: No!

Clark:Return Minnesota’s Sixth District to its Base

Click to Play The race for Minnesotas Sixth Congressional District office, held by Michele Bachmann, has gathered nationwide interest. Bachmann’s opponent, Democrat Tarryl Clark wants to return the district to its Minnesota roots. Speaking at Netroots, she told us that Bachmanns pursuit of her own agenda hasnt helped create jobs. That people in the Sixth District are fearful, but not about Tea Party issues: theyre fearful of losing their jobs, not being able to afford college for their kids, not having effective infrastructure for transportation.