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Coverage for 800,000 Minnesotans with such health problems may hang in the balance.
Trump will be in the Rochester area today; Biden will be in St. Paul.
President Donald Trump is coming back to Minnesota for a Friday afternoon rally in the Rochester area, and his daughter Tiffany Trump will be in…
A Star Tribune analysis of voting patterns in Minnesota precincts with a majority or plurality of Black voters shows a drop in registered voter turnout from 75% in 2012 to 70% in 2016.
While the Trump campaign has focused on northern towns like Duluth and Bemidji, Democrats seem to see potential in Rochester and Mankato.
Vice president will stop in Hibbing amid "heavy" ad buy.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday after learning that a person at a Democratic campaign event earlier this month tested positive.Smith,…
He's safe in Minnesota but leading a difficult effort by GOP to win majority in U.S. House.
Internal e-mails were released shortly before Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the formation of two task forces to help guide decisions.
Two employees of U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer's re-election campaign have been diagnosed with COVID-19, a spokesman said Monday.Spokesman Zach Freimark described the employees as "junior…
The stakes are particularly acute in potential battleground states like Minnesota.
Jason Lewis puts his flamethrowing style from years of talk radio to use on the campaign trail.
The contest between U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and Republican Tyler Kistner had been delayed after the death of a pro-pot candidate.
The southern Minnesota congressman, facing tough re-election, also battling unfavorable headlines.
The GOP Senate candidate will get tested again after exposure to someone who tested positive.
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn and Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan both have much at stake in November.
Guests were told to arrive at least an hour ahead of start time and wait in their cars, a St. Paul political donor said.
U.S. Senate candidates scuffle over pandemic response, policing and race in last debate.
The governor's race was part of the president's remarks at his Bemidji rally.
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a six-point lead over President Donald Trump in Minnesota, while 8% of likely voters remain undecided, a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll found.
The heated politics of the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy are spilling into Minnesota's Senate race, with Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis pressing opposite views.
Joe Biden looks to reassert Democratic competitiveness beyond the Twin Cities and suburbs, while President Donald Trump is aiming to shore up his backing from 2016.
In her new novel "Rodham," Minneapolis-based fiction writer Curtis Sittenfeld offers up a tantalizing premise: What would the past couple of decades of American politics…
Peter Su has an audio recording of a phone conversation in which the Minnesota Republican said that "I don't believe there's any problem" with taxpayer-funded mail.
The rise in activity reflects a growing sense that Minnesota could be a pivotal swing state in the election.
DFL shows prominent Republicans unmasked in close proximity.
Mark Lang gathered with fellow Republicans on Thursday night in support of President Donald Trump, he said, for many reasons that he was happy to…
Southern Minnesota Republican's heavy spending on constituent mail now under scrutiny.
Positioning Republicans as a force for stability in the aftermath of the protests and riots that followed George Floyd's killing is central to his bet.
The Minnesota senator's convention speech echoed some of the pragmatic themes of her own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year.
While the Biden campaign's real-time footprint remains light by traditional standards, the Trump campaign has swarmed the state with organizers.
The Republican incumbent returns on Monday to a state whose 10 electoral votes have become something of a fixation for him.
Trump will campaign for re-election on Monday in a Mankato event focused on jobs and the economy
DFL legislators ousted in primary see progressive convictions not enough to hold off youth, energy.
This year's Senate race is the only statewide office on the ballot in Minnesota in 2020.
An FEC complaint alleges Melton-Meaux's campaign violated federal election law by "conspiring to intentionally obscure" the identity of political consultants listed as limited liability corporations.
The WCCO debate was the first, and possibly the last, direct exchange between incumbent and political newcomer Antone Melton-Meaux.
While state health officials appeal to the public to control the spread of COVID-19, opponents of the governor's emergency orders are finding new ways to ignore or skirt the rules.
As lead Republican sponsor in the U.S. Senate, Durenberger helped shape the measure.
The district is the kind of suburban-to-exurban turf that's become the hottest campaign battleground of the Trump era.
The Minnesota Democrat said she expects to see more applications as some businesses close again in response to spiking infection rates.
The toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus at the State Capitol, one in a spate of attacks on historic monuments around the nation, has…
Dave Thul is no one’s idea of a Democrat. The 48-year-old from Owatonna is an Iraq war veteran who organized Tea Party rallies in Steele…
The Minnesota Legislature adjourned the special session early Saturday, without an agreement on policing changes, a bonding bill or federal COVID-19 aid for local governments.
The Minnesota senator says she told Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he should pick a woman of color. "America must seize on this moment."
Advocates for gay and transgender workers in Minnesota say that Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending legal protections to LGBT people is a boost even…
Walz's remarks came after criticism from Republican legislative leaders of his administration's muted response to the statue's toppling.
State of Minnesota gets National Guard's bill for deployment to respond to Minneapolis, St. Paul unrest.
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics, a leading political handicapper, says Klobuchar has fallen out of the Top 10.
Minnesota's governor spoke of his time in the Guard and a need "that it's not seen as an occupying force."
Reforms were the topic at a closed roundtable on police brutality just a few blocks west of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.
The Minnesota Democrat, working with a conservative colleague, won wide support for PPP loan fix.
Minnesota Freedom Fund, which helps covers bail costs, became a cause célèbre after Twin Cities riots.
No significant injuries or major fires were reported on second night of curfew — the fifth night of unrest after the death of George Floyd in police custody on Monday. Saturday was "a day filled with tension unlike any other in Minnesota," Gov. Tim Walz said.
Neighborhoods around Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue became a focal point as groups of protesters converged on the Fifth Precinct station.
Hoping to head off another night of chaos, Gov. Tim Walz said that peaceful protesters and others who remained outside after the 8 p.m. curfew would be "aiding and abetting" vandals who use the crowds as cover for their looting and arson on city streets.
A new Minnesota Poll conducted by the Star Tribune, MPR News and KARE 11, found Biden ahead of Trump 49% to 44% in the general election matchup less than six months ahead of Election Day.
First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won the DFL endorsement Sunday to run in the Aug. 11 primary election for a Minneapolis-based congressional seat that has…
Joe Biden has committed to choosing a woman for the Democratic ticket.
From childhood onward, according to her new memoir, Rep. Ilhan Omar often seemed to find herself in the middle of nasty fights."I was small but…
State Republicans, meeting virtually for their state convention, had to postpone due to software problems.
A Smith campaign spokesman said it was her husband, Archie Smith, who owned the stocks and decided to sell them.
Ahead of their state convention, Minnesota Republicans prepare for an election cycle defined by pandemic politics.
Unlike the state GOP, which held actual virtual conventions, the DFL has designated a nine-day balloting period.
Proposal to temporarily loosen restrictions on on-site sales faces uncertain prospect in session's final days.
The Minnesota senator, a key backer of Biden's presidential bid, says she's "proud to be supporting him."
Antone Melton-Meaux has money and support in DFL Party bid to unseat representative, but the headwinds remain strong.
The running mate competition is strong, but observers say she could help Joe Biden win voters in the Midwest.
About 800 protesters gathered at the gates of the governor's residence to end stay-at-home orders.
Jason Lewis, challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in November, has increasingly staked his campaign on resistance to the pandemic response of Minnesota's DFL leadership.
Wisconsin's primary went ahead as scheduled Tuesday after Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute delay bid failed.
Political leaders in Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota have stopped short of issuing stay-at-home orders, prompting concern over whether they are doing enough to check the virus.
See things ranging from ventilator tallies to total unemployment claims on a new online dashboard that state officials say will provide daily updates.
Gov. Tim Walz said his stay-at-home order has been successful in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Minnesota but that "the danger is still there," as he urged residents to keep up the efforts.
Minnesota is scrambling against worldwide competition to line up the ventilators it needs to limit the death toll from a coming surge of patients critically ill with COVID-19.