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Political dawn comes up purple in Minnesota

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Funny thing about Minnesota in its glory days – the 1970s, the years when the cover of Time magazine touted “The State That Works.”

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It was neither a Republican- nor a DFL-dominated time. For example, on its web page devoted to the “Minnesota Miracle” – the 1971 restructuring of fiscal policy – the Minnesota Historical Society credits the 1967-1971 Republican Legislatures as well as state Sen. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was elected governor in 1970.

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