Tim Pawlenty is casting himself as the Republican candidate willing to tell the country hard truths as he seeks the presidency, announcing in corn-dependent Iowa that its prized federal subsidies for ethanol should be phased out.
Seventeen area business were honored by former Governor Tim Pawlenty for participating in the "St. Cloud Area Business Gives" program. Businesses recognized donated two percent or more of their pretax earnings. The program is in it's sixth year.
Possible White House ambitions are tugging at two Minnesota Republicans, creating complications for both. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has long been sizing up a presidential run. Now Rep. Michele Bachmann is doing likewise.