Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota and Wisconsin governors are trying to fix a tax controversy they inherited upon taking office last week. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday sent Wisconsin Gov.
SUPERIOR -- It was a dark and quiet night. A really quiet night. A little travel trailer and one small tent were the only camping units occupying any of the 62 campsites at Pattison State Park south of Superior on a recent night. The next night was just as lonely. Most people do not experience such quietness in state park campgrounds. Campers tend to wait for the warmest three months of the year to pitch their tents, pull in their trailers or park their massive motor homes in campgrounds.
ST. PAUL - Federal economic stimulus money will provide $180 million for 60 Minnesota transportation projects outside the Twin Cities. Gov. Tim Pawlenty flew around the state today announcing his plans for highway construction, paving, bridge and safety projects. "These projects will mean jobs in greater Minnesota and lasting improvements in our state's transportation infrastructure," Pawlenty said. "These road and highway projects are exactly the kind of bread and butter projects that we should have seen more of in the federal stimulus package.