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Keith Downey, former MN GOP chairman, drops out of governor’s race

Former Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey today pulled the plug on his campaign for governor, saying he could not “see a path to victory” after former Gov. Tim Pawlenty joined the race this month. Downey, a former state representative from Edina, said in a letter to supporters he believed he had the right message. […]

Developers eye potential at former Hillcrest, Mississippi Dunes golf courses – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Golf season will resume soon across Minnesota, but it’s the end of the line for two east-metro courses that closed last fall. The Pioneer Press has updates on the prospects for the Hillcrest Golf Course and Mississippi Dunes, which both shut down last year and are being marketed for redevelopment. The Business Journal reported on […]

Proposal Would Raise MN Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Minnesota could raise the minimum age for tobacco purchases under a proposal in the Legislature. Five states and nearly 300 cities across the country have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, including five Minnesota cities. The so-called “Tobacco 21″ bill – House File 3532 – would add to that […]