Politics
June 27
Democratic presidential candidates, author Marianne Williamson, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor Pet

What the candidates said during Thursday's debate

On the second night of debates in Miami, 10 more candidates sought to set themselves apart from the crowded field.
Politics
June 27
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) delivers her closing statement during the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, June 26, 2019

Transcript: Everything Klobuchar said during the debate

Here's a roundup of what the Minnesota Democrat was asked and how she answered, according to transcripts released by NBC News.
Politics
June 27
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks during the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, June 26, 2019. (Doug Mills/The New Yo

Klobuchar gets mixed reviews for debate performance

The Minnesota senator entered Wednesday's debate seeking a breakout moment — but it's unclear if she succeeded.
Politics
June 26
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks during the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, June 26, 2019. From left: Sen. Cory B

Democratic debate: What the candidates said

Democratic presidential candidates tried Wednesday to elbow their way into the spotlight in a debate that kicked off the 2020 primary season.
West Metro
February 14

Felony charge: MCTC student purposely voted in same election twice

The MCTC student said she was directed to vote for Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame.
Politics
December 19, 2018
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New data shows how voter enthusiasm drove huge midterm turnout

Heavier voter engagement in Minnesota's suburbs, and the metro area in general, helped drive huge turnout this midterm.
Politics
December 5, 2018

Bemidji Democrat holds on to win state House recount

Persell will be chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee.
East Metro
November 28, 2018
Marylee Abrams

Maplewood recount breaks tie in favor of City Council incumbent

The tied race, which was set to be decided by a coin flip, was broken after election judges found Marylee Abrams five votes ahead.
Politics
November 27, 2018
Christine Giroux exits the voting booth at Transit Town Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Minnesota voters held the nation’s top spot for voter participa

Minnesota remains top in the nation for voter participation

It's the second straight election that the state has earned the honor.
Politics
November 25, 2018
Former Vice President Walter Mondale said in an interview that, about five months ago, he urged Sen. Amy Klobuchar, shown on election night, to run fo

Fresh from win, Klobuchar swept up in presidential speculation

It hasn't been a month since Election Day, but Democrats are starting to search for an opponent to President Donald Trump in two years.
Politics
November 24, 2018
Sen. Amy Klobuchar arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel for Tuesday night's DFL headquarters election party in St. Paul.

How Amy Klobuchar fared in Trump country

Much of the buzz surrounding Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential chances in 2020 stems from her performance in parts of Minnesota where other Democrats running for statewide office have struggled. Here is a look at how Klobuchar outperformed Gov.-elect Tim Walz and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in precincts won by President Donald Trump in 2016.
Politics
November 24, 2018
Dean Phillips, left, and Angie Craig flipped suburban House seats, but Craig faced a more closely divided district.

Narrow loss in suburban Second District shows GOP's national headwinds

Exit polling in the Second District by St. Olaf political scientist Christopher Chapp and his students illustrates Republicans' 2018 problems.
November 24, 2018

Analysis: Trump's fortunes are at odds with GOP's future

Yes, the GOP added to its narrow Senate majority. But the Trump-centric strategy backfired spectacularly in the race for House control.
Business
November 24, 2018
With the DFL gaining control of the Minnesota House and retaining the governorship, many expect to hear debate about the state’s energy in the upcom

DFL election wins could mean pressure on state's renewable-energy goals

Minnesota has met many set 11 years ago, but other states have grown more aggressive.
Politics
November 23, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Emmer takes lead role in rebuilding effort by U.S. House Republicans

Sixth District congressman has ascended rapidly in national politics since 2015.
West Metro
November 21, 2018
Hennepin County Sheriff-Elect Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson, right, pictured with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey during a victory news conference Nov. 7,

Hennepin County Sheriff-elect Dave Hutchinson names transition team

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek decided against a recount this week.
East Metro
November 21, 2018

Maplewood election tie broken by coin flip, heads to recount

City Council incumbent Marylee Abrams and challenger Nikki Villavicencio found themselves each with 5,755 votes.
West Metro
November 20, 2018
The race for Hennepin County sheriff pitted challenger Dave Hutchinson, left, against incumbent Rich Stanek.

Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek decides against a recount

Dave Hutchinson, who will take office Jan. 8, said he would announce his transition team Wednesday morning.
Politics
November 20, 2018
Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan, Gov.-elect Tim Walz, and his wife, Gwen, arrived at the State Capitol.

Two months, 22 commissioners: Countdown for Walz's transition

Walz will be sworn in Jan. 7 in a transition that will be unique in Minnesota's history: Since the formation of the DFL Party in 1944, a DFL candidate has never won an election following another DFL governor.
Politics
November 17, 2018
President Donald Trump greeted now-U.S. Rep.-elect Jim Hagedorn on the stage of Trump's rally in Rochester in October.

Looking ahead to 2020, will Minn. be a tossup state?

Despite DFL sweep, parties expecting another pitched battle in Minnesota.