State + Local
November 27, 2019

Recount an exact match: Minnetonka council seat goes to challenger by 3 votes

More than 1,700 votes were cast.
State + Local
November 12, 2019
“Minnesota’s voters, regardless of political affiliation, should not have their choices limited by a small group of party leaders,” said state R

After GOP locks out Trump rivals, DFLers push to open ballot

With less than a month separating the start of the next legislative session and Super Tuesday, two DFLers hope their proposal can advance in time to impact the 2020 presidential primary.
Duluth
November 7, 2019
Duluth incumbent Mayor Emily Larson talked with her son, Eli Zaun, during her watch party at the Duluth Folk School on Tuesday night.

Duluth gives Mayor Emily Larson another four years at city's helm

Duluthians also elected a slate of other officials, voting to fill five seats on the City Council and three on the school board.
State + Local
November 6, 2019
Candidate Nelsie Yang answered a question during the St. Paul City Council Ward 6 candidate forum before Tuesday's vote.

Five incumbents re-elected to St. Paul City Council

For the only open seat, Nelsie Yang, 24, was poised to become St. Paul's youngest council member and first Hmong woman to serve on the council.
State + Local
November 6, 2019
Election interpreter Gracy Nyo counted voting stickers at the Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul on Tuesday.

Minn. election chiefs use quiet races to prepare for 2020's storm

Despite expected low turnout this election, the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office said the procedures followed were the same as what's expected next year.
State + Local
November 6, 2019
Students in Eden Prairie walked to board a school bus nicknamed "the secret bus," to attend class in the Minnetonka district in 2017.

Incumbents win in divisive Minnetonka school board race

The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
State + Local
November 6, 2019
Tim Busse and his wife, Heather, shared a celebratory kiss Tuesday night in Bloomington after Tim Busse was elected mayor.

Tim Busse elected Bloomington mayor, city's first new one in 20 years

Other top suburban races included Anoka and Ramsey County Board seats.
State + Local
October 28, 2019
Candidate Nelsie Yang answered a question during the St. Paul City Council Sixth Ward candidate forum on Oct. 23.

St. Paul race for East Side seat draws diverse candidate slate

The candidates are split on what has become the most contentious issue of the election: whether to jettison the city's year-old program for trash collection.
National
October 22, 2019
Katherine Schafer, left, of Protect Minnesota and Jack Johnson of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus discussed two bills that would expand background che

Support remains high in state for universal background checks

More than 8 out of 10 Minnesota voters favor expanding criminal background checks to cover all gun sales, including those sold privately or at gun shows. That support cut across ideological, geographic and demographic lines.
Local
October 21, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren both beat Trump by double digits in the poll of Minnesota voters. Sens. Bernie Sanders

Trump trails top Democrats and Klobuchar in Minnesota Poll

The poll was conducted less than a week after President Trump visited Minneapolis for a high-profile campaign rally as part of an emerging effort by a Republican nominee to carry Minnesota for the first time since 1972.
Local
October 21, 2019
Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

Minnesota Poll results: Split on impeachment

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about President Trump and impeachment are below. Scroll…
Local
October 20, 2019
Only about 5% of Minnesotans in the poll said they were undecided about whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.

Minnesota voters evenly split on Trump impeachment

Minnesota voters are evenly split on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, but clear majorities believe that he lies and abuses his power, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll found.
Politics
June 27, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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.