The heads of Minnesota's three major political parties joined forces Tuesday to encourage voters to turn out Feb. 4 for caucus night.
The caucuses, which kick off at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, offer Minnesotans a chance to endorse candidates for major offices and shape party platforms. To find your local precinct location, you can either visit the Secretary of State's web page, or the state Democratic and Republican parties. The Independence Party of Minnesota is also offering the option of participating in a virtual caucus online.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
Ken Martin and Keith Downey, the DFL and Republican state party chairs, respectively, said they expect a big turnout that could rival the record showing of 2008, when 220,000 Minnesotans turned out for the DFL caucuses and 65,000 on the Republican side.