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Klobuchar's presidential candidacy hasn't deterred the Vermont senator and several other Democratic challengers from investing resources in Minnesota.
Dakota County voters want focus on ideas, not partisan extremes.
White House hopefuls are already swarming the state to court them. Floyd County, which voted for Donald Trump after backing a string of Democrats, is an up-for-grabs fulcrum.
Donation totals can be an early measure of support. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tops the list with $18.2 million.
Federal funding, seats in Congress and Electoral College clout are at stake.
Voters in other states are forming early impressions.
Several candidates who are in the White House race or are weighing a bid call the late Minnesota Democrat an inspiration.
"She has a challenge to introduce herself to voters in the South," said state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, a Charleston Democrat, before Klobuchar's arrival for her first campaign stop in the state on Saturday.
These men and women won't all decide to run, and the eventual nominee could be a surprise. But here's a look at who's capturing the buzz right now.
Small-dollar donors could be crucial in a crowded 2020 presidential field.
Organizers in key voting bloc view Klobuchar as too centrist.
But there was wariness on both sides of the aisle about whether comity can exist in a divided Congress that represents a divided nation.
Some suggest she's better suited for vice president.
A hearing is set Thursday for two Minnesota measures on the amendment, a vestige of 1970s activism but one with building momentum.
A tweet included an image of mountains on a pyramid-shaped logo with a blue background and a swath of green in the foreground.
Activists in both parties are doing postmortems on 2018, preparing for municipal and school board elections this year and gearing up for 2020 races.
The state's eighth seat in Congress could be saved if new growth trends continue.
The result of the decennial census will determine whether the Minnesota loses one of its eight U.S. House seats, which would dilute its clout on Capitol Hill and would reduce electoral votes in presidential elections.
For someone who covered Bush and got to know him, his death at 94 brought back a flood of memories.
Rep. Anne Neu of North Branch is the new deputy Republican leader.
Despite DFL sweep, parties expecting another pitched battle in Minnesota.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota is asking her supporters to chip in to help fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson pay for the recount…
The daughter of the senator, who died Aug. 25, called comments "abhorrent."
The insurgency that swept Democrats into power in the U.S. House was led by suburban voters, both in the Twin Cities area and across the country.
But Republican victories in other states mean they'll still be in the chamber's minority.
Energized and dissatisfied with Trump by a wide margin, they could boost Democrats.
Both agreed that Polymet's copper and nickel mine would help the economy of northern Minnesota.
In southern Minnesota's First District, Dan Feehan is the target of new ads.
The Democrats still lead the two U.S. Senate races, but GOP challenger Karin Housley has closed the gap slightly on Tina Smith.
Sen. Tina Smith says Senate work "is intensive and rewarding and frustrating sometimes because you want it to go faster." The contest between Smith and Karin Housley reflects stark political divisions and the high-stakes fight for control of the Senate.
Candidates tangled over child care and debates.
Contest between Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn is considered a toss-up.
Jeff Johnson has locked in core GOP support, running to the right of Tim Pawlenty in the GOP primary and embracing President Trump. However, Johnson says he worked collaboratively with Democrats during his time in the Minnesota House. "To accomplish things you have to have relationships," he said.
In a wide-ranging speech in front of a capacity crowd at Mayo Civic Center, President Donald Trump touted his achievement along with Minnesota GOP hopefuls. The rally also drew a large group of protesters.
Protests planned before Mayo Civic Center rally.
Reluctance to pursue that dramatic remedy comes from both genders, all income brackets and most age groups and parts of the state.
The results mirror overall opinions about Trump.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has an imposing lead over Republican challenger Jim Newberger, while U.S. Sen. Tina Smith holds a much smaller advantage over state Sen. Karin Housley in the special election race for Minnesota's other U.S. Senate seat.
The hearings also are being used to fuel political fires in Minnesota as well as presidential campaigns.
Senator, former Planned Parenthood exec opposes Supreme Court nominee.
Divisions among Minnesotans as the Nov. 6 midterms approach and acrimony over President Donald Trump are undercurrents at the State Fair, people from both parties said.
The debate between DFLer Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson drew a rowdy, divided crowd.
More women are running for elective office, and they are facing fewer obstacles.
Hours after squaring off politely in Nisswa, Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz were on TV in St. Paul, taking questions and showing clear differences.
November winner will finish ex-Sen. Al Franken's term.
An open governor's race, two U.S. Senate campaigns and multiple competitive U.S. House races make Minnesota a critical battleground.
A spike in absentee ballot requests and anecdotal evidence that more people are registering to vote suggest higher turnout in Minnesota's Aug. 14 primary and beyond, election officials say.
Fallout from Trump's hard-line trade policies is testing support for the president and defining the First District race to replace U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a DFL candidate for governor.
State DFL Chair Ken Martin called Painter "a wolf in sheep's clothing" who refuses to say he is a Democrat. Painter said the DFL is "applying a litmus test instead of talking about issues."
Yearning to make a difference and eager for community connections not aligned with political parties, the groups are emerging hubs of clout heading into November.
The dental technician from Hastings is campaigning old-school style as he runs against state Sen. Karin Housley for the Republican nomination.
The high-stakes race for the U.S. Senate seat is a microcosm of the nation's unpredictable, divided political landscape.
Walker's worries echo those of Republicans across the U.S. who are bracing for a backlash election.
On Monday he'll host a roundtable discussion on the epidemic, which he says has "been swept under the rug until recently."
The billionaires' brand of free-market conservatism helps shape the state's — and the nation's — political, legislative, business and academic systems.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty did not compete with the other candidates who went to Duluth for the Republican convention. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz withdrew in Rochester in pursuit of party backing but will continue at the polls.
Across the state, activists and candidates gear up for the endorsing ritual.
Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders to meet again Friday on dispute over tax changes and school funding.
Three DFLers signed on; Senate votes next on tax cuts for 2.2 million.
Governor and legislative leaders will meet Tuesday, with the session adjournment deadline looming
The former U.S. senator had been out of sight since resigning in January.
A Trump critic, he's running for Senate as a Democrat.
A majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun laws in the United States, including wide backing for a ban on military-style rifles and for raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
Hagedorn and Nelson will square off in the Aug. 14 primary. The winner will compete with Feehan to succeed U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat who is running for governor.
7 candidates compete in a key district for both parties.
Court upholds outside auditors law that she said turned her office into "an empty shell."
Contracts set standards for hours, pay and health care.
Minnesota evangelicals torn between president's policies and behavior.
State foster grandparent and senior companion programs would each get $250,000 funding infusions in fiscal year 2019 under a bill to be considered Wednesday by…
Zuckerberg said he backs more regulation of online political advertisements.
Legislative effort to banish them runs into opposition from transparency proponents.
Money was included in $1.3 trillion spending bill signed last week.
From councils to Congress, they're urged to shake off misgivings and "Just do it."
Inquiry by legislative auditor says Minnesota has "aging system that is showing signs of strain." Dayton recommends spending boost.
Full report won't be made public because it could deter future victims.