Heather J. Carlson

Politics Reporter


Heather started at the Post Bulletin in 2005 and took on the politics beat in 2009. Prior to that, she reported on small towns in Dodge and Olmsted counties. When not working, she is likely to be found exploring Minnesota's hiking trails with her family.

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said on Tuesday he expects to announce his appointments to the Destination Medical Center Corp. Board soon.

In recent days, DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz has been striving to distance himself from his record as a gun-rights supporter. After a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Walz issued a statement highlighting his support for gun control measures.

AUSTIN — A 34-year-old man is facing a murder charge after he allegedly stabbed his mother when she refused to give him his pills.

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