Star Tribune endorsements

The Star Tribune Editorial Board, which operates separately from the newsroom, offers its recommendations on selected local and statewide election contests.
Gov. Tim Walz has earned a second term, writes the Star Tribune Editorial Board, “not just for guiding the state through the most severe public heal
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Gov. Tim Walz has earned a second term, writes the Star Tribune Editorial Board, “not just for guiding the state through the most severe public health crisis it has ever faced but also for what he yet promises to do.”
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Re-elect Tim Walz for steady leadership

Challenger Scott Jensen's ever-changing positions leave too many questions for Minnesotans.
Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison, right, Republican challenger Jim Schultz participate in a debate on Oct. 14 in St. Paul.
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison, right, Republican challenger Jim Schultz participate in a debate on Oct. 14 in St. Paul.
Opinion

Neither candidate wins Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement in Minnesota AG race

Instead, the board is offering the best cases for Keith Ellison and Jim Schultz.
Republican attorney general candidate Jim Schultz speaks to a group of law enforcement officials and supporters during a campaign event on Sept. 29 in
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
Republican attorney general candidate Jim Schultz speaks to a group of law enforcement officials and supporters during a campaign event on Sept. 29 in St. Paul.
Opinion

The case for Jim Schultz

He'd provide a needed voice and leadership on lawlessness in Minnesota.
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Opinion

The case for Keith Ellison

He's focused on protecting civil and consumer rights — the primary duties of the office he holds.
Secretary of State Steve Simon, left, and Gov. Tim Walz held a news conference debunking election conspiracies at the Ramsey County Elections Office i
Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune
Secretary of State Steve Simon, left, and Gov. Tim Walz held a news conference debunking election conspiracies at the Ramsey County Elections Office in St. Paul on Aug. 8.
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Re-elect Simon for election integrity

Incumbent Minnesota secretary of state is a steady hand dedicated to expanding, defending democracy.
Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., has “a knowledge of her district, an awareness of the complexities inherent in the issues government must address, a seas
Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press
Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., has “a knowledge of her district, an awareness of the complexities inherent in the issues government must address, a seasoned command of how the House functions, and an interest in taking on dry but valuable subjects,” the Star Tribune Editorial Board writes.
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Re-elect Angie Craig in Second District

Skilled and willing to buck her party, she's best suited to represent a balanced group of constituents.
Democratic candidate Jeff Ettinger answers a question during a candidate forum for Minnesota’s First Congressional District on Oct. 17 in Owatonna.
Alex Kormann, Star Tribune
Democratic candidate Jeff Ettinger answers a question during a candidate forum for Minnesota’s First Congressional District on Oct. 17 in Owatonna.
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Ex-CEO Ettinger is best pick for CD1

Former Hormel executive is a proven leader and a good fit for a district with an independent streak.
Martha Holton Dimick speaks during a moderated forum sponsored by the American Constitution Society for candidates running for Hennepin County attorne
Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune
Martha Holton Dimick speaks during a moderated forum sponsored by the American Constitution Society for candidates running for Hennepin County attorney on March 29 in Minneapolis.
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Dimick is top choice to bolster public safety

County's next top prosecutor will play a critical role in addressing violent crime.
Star Tribune Editorial Board Endorsement: Collin Beachy, Sonya Emerick and Laurelle Myhra for Minneapolis school board
Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune
Opinion

Star Tribune Editorial Board Endorsement: Collin Beachy, Sonya Emerick and Laurelle Myhra for Minneapolis school board

New leaders will face myriad challenges, including picking a superintendent.