Northwoods Politics: Rybak on American Indian issues, Viking stadium
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Democrat seeking DFL endorsement for governor in 2010, found himself under the microscope Wednesday night as he was the keynote speaker at Sen. Mary Olson's fundraiser at her northeast rural Bemidji home. In the crowd were Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Archie LaRose and Tribal Councilor Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird. Also attending was John McCarthy, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association.
"I want to know how you stand on the Indian gaming issue," Whitebird asked Rybak when he took questions after making remarks about his gubernatorial bid. Click here to read Brad Swenson's Northwoods Politics blog.