Donald Trump is shown speaking at a Minnesota rally two days before the 2016 election. He is scheduled to make his first Minnesota appearance since th

Minnesota GOP, once resistant to Trump, rallies behind him

As the president visits Duluth on Wednesday, the state's Republicans are banking on him to boost their prospects in the November election.
David and Charles Koch.

Koch brothers' influence in Minnesota reaches beyond just campaigns

June 10
The billionaires' brand of free-market conservatism helps shape the state's — and the nation's — political, legislative, business and academic systems.
Rep. Ilhan Omar hugged her husband Ahmed Hirsi after she won the DFL endorsement. Their daughter Isra Hirsi, 15, is on the right.

State Rep. Omar wins DFL endorsement for Ellison's seat

June 18
Voting is largely symbolic but builds momentum for primary.
In House races, among nation's most competitive, millions flow in
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In House races, among nation's most competitive, millions flow in

June 12
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota, and fundraising in the state's four most competitive districts is already off to a blistering start.
Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?

Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?

June 12
With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Painter appears in his "dumpster fire" ad.

Richard Painter's 'dumpster fire' ad is the talk of social media

June 19
Painter's video is drawing a lot of attention on social media, with reactions spanning praise to befuddlement.
Rep. Erin Murphy smiled on stage after it was announced that the other candidates for governor were dropping out of the endorsement process at the DFL

DFL endorses Murphy, GOP backs Johnson, but primaries are coming

June 4
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.

District 5 hopefuls file candidacy as Ellison announces run for AG

June 6
With Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson running for governor, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison filed to run for the AG's office. Mike Hatch, who served two terms as attorney general, also filed his candidacy for his old job.

DFL endorsing convention adds to scramble for Rep. Ellison seat

June 9
The party announced the special convention, set for June 17 in Minneapolis, giving the hopefuls just over a week to win over activists and donors.