The two major rivals for Minnesota governor held off until closing statements at yesterday’s Farmfest debate to slug-it-out over Minnesota’s troubling crime rate.  Republican Scott Jensen says, more cops on the street and judges who stick to mandated sentences:

“This has gotta stop, folks.  There was a teenage boy killed last night (Tues) right by the light rail, downtown, just before the Twins game started….  We gotta enforce the law!   Got to!”

Democratic incumbent Tim Walz accused Jensen of meddling in end-of-session budget negotiations:

“Had someone not said kill the bill, there would be 300 million dollars and three dozen more state troopers on the streets, today!”