Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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Hot Dish Politics: The colorful history of Minnesota's paper ballot

Before the optical scanner ushered in black-on-white ballots with all the style of a standardized test, Minnesota had color-coded voting.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 05:39 PM

Next dispute: Should all the disabled have voting rights?

Rights of 22,000 in state are at stake in federal suit.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 07:17 AM

Wisconsin voters decide recall today

Star Tribune's Jim Ragsdale is in Wisconsin where the recall election between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett...

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 08:43 PM

Republican legislators take Ritchie to task over photo ID

They say he is using his office to oppose photo ID amendment.

Updated: July 20, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Photo ID details draw scrutiny of Minnesota's high court

At issue is whether the ballot question, as worded, fairly describes the amendment, and whether the court has any role in the dispute.

Updated: July 18, 2012, - 03:45 PM

Missouri offers tutorial for Minnesota in photo ID battle

Court battles demonstrate the pitfalls of the election-law changes.

Updated: July 02, 2012, - 06:59 AM

Hotdish Politics: 'Happy Warrior' to be honored at Capitol

The garden is blooming, the walls are etched with famous sayings and the polished granite pedestal is in place.

Updated: June 30, 2012, - 05:26 PM

GOP lawyers: Photo ID details are not necessary

They argue ballot-question ambiguity has precedent.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 07:48 PM

Voter ID factions gather supporters, devise strategies

Expect "campaign of conversation," League of Women Voters said.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 09:46 AM

Voter registration suit heard

Federal lawsuit says Minnesota's Election Day registration system allows ballots to be cast before voters are deemed eligible.

Updated: June 22, 2012, - 09:23 PM

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