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The party points to Roe decision and a lack of organizing power in explaining defeats in the state as they look to 2024. For even the most seasoned party veterans, the path forward is murkier than ever.
The Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party failed to meet the required vote threshold, but some in the party are pleased.
Ellison won re-election as the state's chief legal officer by a margin of less than 1%.
GOP challenger Jim Schultz said he was calling Ellison to congratulate him on winning the race.
Here are some key outcomes from Election Day in Minnesota and nationwide.
Democrats and Republicans held dueling Capitol rallies, as state reports more than 450K Minnesotans have already voted.
GOP candidate for governor Scott Jensen's campaign says he is fundraising at a "breakneck pace."
Tens of millions in outside spending fuel battles for statewide offices and legislative control.
From governor to state auditor to Congress, candidates for third parties are offering their visions for Minnesota.
Both political parties are courting communities of color as the state grows more diverse, but some say efforts are falling short.
Demand for political voiceover work has ballooned, and party allegiance, geography and ethnicity can factor into who is hired.
The former president's endorsements come two weeks before Election Day.
The tax generates more than half the state's general fund.
With three weeks until Election Day, the two offered sharply contrasting views on what they would do with the next four years in the state's top job.
Tens of millions have poured into a rematch that could help determine which party controls the U.S. House.
Bloomington is vying to host the 2027 event that is expected to attract 14 million visitors.
GOP challenger Jim Schultz said Ellison has not done enough to support police and combat rising crime.
Klobuchar's spokeswoman said she supports President Biden's plan to run for a second term.
She is the second Legal Marijuana Now candidate running for the seat to die shortly before an election in recent years.
More than 1 million people will receive payments, which start going out Wednesday.
The pandemic spurred the Chaska physician to run. Now he hopes a divided state will elect a Republican governor for the first time in more than a decade.
Minnesota DFL slams GOP attorney general candidate over questionnaire he calls 'categorically false'
The Minnesota Family Council says it "inferred" that Jim Schultz wants to ban abortion after six weeks.
Jensen and others in the GOP are aiming to bolster support among Latino voters.
About six weeks until Election Day, most Democrats for statewide offices have more cash saved.
With six weeks until Election Day, most Democrats for statewide offices have more cash saved.
Secretary of State Steve Simon leads GOP challenger Kim Crockett, with voters confident in midterm election accuracy.
Reshaped House and Senate boundaries left some candidates courting disparate communities.
Much of state legislators' work was left unfinished in May.
Some DFL legislators are pressing for a quick Capitol deal to avoid higher taxes for borrowers.
With about two months until Election Day, candidates are competing with Pronto Pups and giant pigs for fairgoers' attention.
Jensen unveiled a 10-point education plan Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair.
Walz's campaign said he has been invited to 19 debates and can't fit them all in; Jensen says the governor is "hiding."
Turnout was down statewide compared to 2018, but not everywhere or for both parties.
The five-member board unanimously signed off on the Aug. 9 results with little fanfare.
Whether you vote in person or by mail, there are numerous checks to ensure an accurate count.
He called Jim Hagedorn, whose seat he is filling, a "true fighter."
Further-right candidates won in handful of GOP primaries.
The two-term congresswoman won a narrow victory Tuesday over former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels. Precinct mapping shows where Omar did well in the 2020 DFL primary vs. Tuesday's closer race
McCollum has decades of congressional experience; Badhasso had said it's time for new leadership.
Schultz will now compete against DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison in November.
Top races on the ballot include congressional seats, statewide offices and legislative primaries. There's also a special election in the First Congressional District in southern Minnesota.
There are intraparty faceoffs for Congress, attorney general and more.
The record early voter numbers seen at start of the pandemic two years ago have not continued in 2022.
For political newcomer Jim Schultz, tackling rising crime is priority number one. His opponent, Doug Wardlow, has staked out positions to the right of Schultz, including claiming he will "wage war" on the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling allowing abortions.
Activists have zeroed in on local officials as they call for hand counts and eliminating drop boxes.
The Minnesotan said she will be focused on global food security.
More than 1 million Minnesotans sought a state payment for frontline pandemic work.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and the two top GOP candidates vying to replace him this fall are weighing the office's legal options post-Roe, from responding to potential abortion-related extradition orders to intervening in civil cases.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig files complaint against GOP challenger Tyler Kistner over late disclosure filing
Kistner's campaign said it was an administrative oversight.
The state House candidate says the flier in question was from 2016.
The Democratic leaders emphasized public safety spending Friday, but said more is needed.
The fight for the Second Congressional District in the Twin Cities suburbs — Minnesota's last pure battleground — offers a microcosm of the congressional races playing out across the country.
While some are tuning into every hearing, others said they aren't paying attention.
Some child care providers are among those left out.
Readers offered their take on the congressional hearings in Washington.
The state presented a health-focused vision for the event as it competes with four other global destinations.
The House committee investigating the root causes of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is holding a series of televised hearings that outline what led to…
Mental health experts have long ranked among those making the most in the state's massive workforce.
An attorney for the Minneapolis legislator said allegations against him are "based in rumor."
Demand for services has climbed, prompting state leaders to strike a last-minute deal.
Eviction filings in Minnesota have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
Legislators left plenty of work on the table as they negotiate a possible special session.
Local governments and MnDOT call for fast action, but a GOP legislator said it's not the emergency they are claiming.
Some lawmakers pressed for additional Legacy spending this session.
It's unlikely that grief will translate into policy changes.
Gov. Tim Walz ended a meeting with top legislative leaders on Monday with no timeline or clarity on next steps. Walz said he's ready to call legislators back, but Republicans in the Senate asked for a few days to "decompress."
Gov. Tim Walz planned to meet with House and Senate leaders early Monday morning to hash out the details of a short special session to wrap up agreed-upon bills, which could happen as early as this week.
Party leaders stressed the GOP must overcome differences to end a losing streak in statewide races. Attorney general hopeful Doug Wardlow decided to press on to the primary.
The doctor and former state senator narrowly beat Kendall Qualls after a heated fight in Rochester for the GOP endorsement.
Candidates for the two key statewide offices focused on election security and crime as the GOP state convention kicked off Friday. Saturday will bring the biggest task: choosing a candidate for governor from a crowded field.
GOP delegates also endorsed Ryan Wilson for state auditor.
Lacy Johnson, who challenged U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in 2020, is running with Murphy.
What to know about the upcoming Republican and DFL state conventions.
We track the status of top issues ahead of the Legislature's May 23 adjournment.
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and mining advocates called on Secretary Deb Haaland to visit northern Minnesota.