Looking back at the Ventura years
Dec. 16 - The curtain falls on Gov. Jesse Ventura's administration in January, bringing to a close Minnesota's brief experiment with three-party government. Four years ago, 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.
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JESSE ON JESSE
A collection of archived audio from Ventura's appearances on MPR talk shows.
SPEECHES AND NEWS CONFERENCES
Audio featuring some of Ventura's most memorable audio moments.
Stories, pictures, and audio of Gov. Ventura's trips while in office.
HOW HE "SHOCKED THE WORLD"
See the Ventura campaign advertisements, listen to debates, and see stories from the 1998 race for governor.
Taking the measure of the man at various points on his political journey.