July 15, 2008 - After months of stoking speculation, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura finally put it to rest last night. He will not run for U.S. Senate this year. He made the announcement on CNN's Larry King Live. Minnesota Public Radio's Curtis Gilbert invited three voters to watch the announcement together, and recorded their reactions.
March 14, 2008 - MPR News analyzed the governor's campaign travel, his public events schedule and press accounts and found that he's been out of the state all or part of the day at least 25 times between January 1st and March 12th, 2008.
December 17, 2002 - MPR’s Laura McCallum examines Governor Jesse Ventura’s legacy, taking a look at taxes, state budget, education, light rail, deficit, and judiciary.
December 16, 2002 - MPR’s Michael Khoo presents highlights of four years with Governor Jesse Ventura, and Minnesota's brief experiment with three-party government. In 1998, Ventura took Minnesota and the nation by surprise, delivering an upset victory that few political observers had predicted….and very little that followed was predictable, either. The Ventura years were marked by some notable policy successes. But they're likely to be most remembered for the governor's frequent flamboyance, his occasional outbursts, and his constant celebrity.
June 18, 2002 - Jesse Ventura, announces on the show he won't run again for governor.
June 6, 2002 - MPR presents a series of reports "Reading, Writing and Revenue," which looks at Minnesota schools' funding crunch. MPR’s Tom Robertson profiles the Bemidji school district as it struggles with enrollment and public support.
June 3, 2002 - MPR presents a series of reports "Reading, Writing and Revenue," which looks at Minneosta schools' funding crunch. MPR’s Tim Pugmire provides a summary report on the political and educational debate.
February 6, 2002 - MPR’s Michael Khoo reports on potential downtown ballpark site discussions. Alabama businessman Donald Watkins was in Minneapolis to assess potential ballpark sites. Watkins is exploring a possible purchase of the Minnesota Twins and has pledged to build a new stadium entirely with private dollars if he's able to acquire the team. Meanwhile, Governor Jesse Ventura says he hasn't changed his stance on a ballpark, despite a willingness to call a special session if lawmakers can't address the issue in the regular course of business.
November 6, 2001 - Midday talks with guest Gov. Jesse Ventura who talks to talk about issues including the Twins, stadiums, the war and tax rebates. Listeners call in with questions.
October 9, 2001 - Governor Jesse Ventura answers questions from MPR listeners about the issues facing the state and the nation.