Former Governor Pawlenty's book hits store shelves on Tuesday, and later this month he'll be in St. Cloud signing copies of his book. He'll be at the St. Cloud Barnes and Noble bookstore on Thursday, January 27th from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.
It's Friday, which for many of the last 12 years has meant an hour of statewide radio hosted by Minnesota's governor. New Gov. Mark Dayton hasn't worked out an arrangement yet to carry on the radio show tradition started by Jesse Ventura in 1999.
Gov. Mark Dayton is deepening Minnesota's participation in the federal health care overhaul. The Democratic governor is set to sign an executive order on Wednesday that will expand the Medicaid program for vulnerable adults.
After this week, Minnesota Republican Tim Pawlenty gets a new title: former governor. Pawlenty is in the final stretch of his eight years as Minnesota's top official. He hands over the duties on Jan. 3 to Democrat Mark Dayton.
Minnesota Republicans want Congresswoman Michele Bachmmann to take on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. In a recent poll conducted by the organization Public Policy Polling 36% say they'd most like to see Bachmann as their Senate candidate, followed by Tim Pawlenty at 20% and Norm Coleman at 14%.