The Star Tribune Editorial Board met with more than 50 candidates who will be on the ballot in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Nov. 7, and we’ll be publishing our endorsements through Oct. 31.

We focused on the mayoral races, the school board election in St. Paul and what are expected to be the most competitive Minneapolis City Council races.

It’s our hope that our endorsements, whether you agree with them or not, will make you more interested in doing your own research, and in voting.

The endorsements represent the views of the Editorial Board based on candidate interviews and other reporting. News reporters and editors are not involved in the process. For greater detail on how the opinion pages are produced, see our guide.

As always, send your feedback in letters to the editor to opinion@startribune.com. We especially welcome letters from readers who disagree with our choices and want to make a constructive case for another candidate.