ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota campaign finance reports being made public today will show how much money went into various races ahead of the 2012 election. Candidates for state office and groups engaged in state-level campaigns had to report their fundraising and spending a couple of weeks before the election.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul police are investigating whether a man who died after being found unconscious in the middle of the street was hit by a vehicle. Authorities say Mark Urang had extensive head injuries when he was found Wednesday in the city’s Payne-Phalen area. A police spokesman says a woman was taken into custody for questioning.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The son of a Minneapolis business owner who was gunned down last September has been invited to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says he has invited Sami Rahamim to be his guest in the U.S. House chamber when Obama gives the speech on February 12th. Rahamim’s father, Reuven Rahamim, was among six people killed at Accent Signage by a gunman who took his own life.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A federal judge in Minnesota has thrown out a lawsuit that claimed Hebrew National’s hot dogs and other meat products aren’t entirely kosher. The judge ruled yesterday that whether those products are indeed “100 percent kosher” is a religious question that’s outside the court’s review. A group of 11 people sued ConAgra Foods, maker of Hebrew National.