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Candidates, operatives and activists are racing to keep campaigns operating without the time-honored political art of pressing the flesh.
Emergency package includes about $1.2 billion for Minnesota's general fund.
John Bessler received a coronavirus diagnosis but is now recovering at home.
The Ramsey County resident who died March 19 was 80 to 89 years old with underlying health issues, according to officials. Nearly a third of the state's counties have been affected.
What would she bring? Her message of Midwestern electability and centrist views that echo Biden's.
Minnesota congressman was one of 40 GOP colleagues to oppose bipartisan bill backed by White House.
"We felt like what was happening those last few weeks, we had wanted to have happen four months before," the Minnesota Democrat said.
The former vice president has yet to develop the sort of statewide organization likely needed in the general election against President Donald Trump, who has vowed to make the state a battleground.
Even within the Minnesota Democrat's circle of closest confidants, views on the best path forward differed.
Joe Biden's fortunes appeared to have been buoyed by the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who dropped out of the race on the eve of her home-state primary. Sanders had been seen as a strong favorite after winning the Minnesota caucuses four years ago.
Klobuchar and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., both endorsed Joe Biden on Monday, a sudden consolidation of the race's Democratic centrists as they attempt to block Sen. Bernie Sanders from the party's nomination.
Trailing in the fourth contest of the Democratic race and registering in the single digits, the Minnesota senator pivots to Super Tuesday.
Polls of the Palmetto State have Joe Biden on top, while the Minnesota Democrat lags behind the major candidates.
Welcome to a special edition of Hot Dish, the Star Tribune's weekday newsletter on all things Minnesota politics. We're publishing special editions through the weekend…
At ministers' group in S.C., Klobuchar pitches her candidacy to a group of influential black leaders.
A sixth-place finish in Nevada, her struggles in South Carolina and single-digit poll showings in several big Super Tuesday states have some Democrats asking questions.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll as the state's March 3 presidential primary nears, with both well ahead of their nearest Democratic rivals.
In tapping Justin Buoen to manage her campaign, Klobuchar went for a trusted adviser rather than an experienced Washington operative.
In Las Vegas, the Minnesota Democrat faced some of the most pointed criticism she's seen so far in the race.
CONCORD, N.H. – Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rocketed to a strong finish in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday, revitalizing her prospects as the…
Two new polls of New Hampshire Democrats show Sen. Amy Klobuchar jumping into third place with just hours until polls open in the party's presidential primary.
The Minnesota Democrat is blanketing the Granite State this weekend in hopes of hanging on.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar, looking to rise in New Hampshire ahead of its upcoming primary, swiped repeatedly at her leading rivals…
DES MOINES – Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared to be on track to finish in the top five in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses Monday night, keeping…
Welcome to a special edition of Hot Dish, the Star Tribune's weekday newsletter on all things Minnesota politics. We're publishing special editions ahead of the…
The Minnesota senator hit the ground running in her return to the Midwest ahead of Monday's crucial test in the first battleground for the presidential primary field.
Happy Friday from a gray and gloomy Des Moines. The windows in my downtown hotel room offer a broad sweeping view to the north, and…
Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg were in full campaign mode while Sen. Amy Klobuchar tries to keep Iowa momentum in absentia ahead of the caucuses Monday.
"I have an interest in making sure this state remains blue," said the presidential candidate. He'll soon open 7 more offices.
The challenge is to Minnesota law that prevents any individual from helping more than three people fill out ballot, submit absentee.
Minnesota senator's family, friends and surrogates must fill the campaign void.
The former vice president is focusing on states with more delegates and larger black constituencies.
Minnesota is among the first in the country to get to vote in this year’s Democratic presidential contest, though a small handful of states with…
The progressive group, a powerhouse in DFL politics, chooses the Vermont senator in Minnesota's presidential primary.
Democrats say the GOP's use of "trackers" during impeachment debate violated ethics rules.
Law professor John Bessler is emerging as a familiar face in early voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, becoming something of a secret weapon in his wife's presidential campaign.
Corey Day, former DFL executive director, is one of the few state party leaders not endorsing Klobuchar.
Her $11.4 million in the last three months was enough to keep the Minnesota senator competitive but still well behind a handful of front-running rivals.
The Justice Department has dropped its inquiry of Minnesota lobbyist.
State Department has 60 days to review impact of Twin Metals copper-nickel mine on boundary waters.
Peterson's political survival next year depends on his ability to keep defying the support his mostly rural district has given to President Donald Trump.
The Minnesota senator emphasized consensus-building in her policy approach and Midwestern electability as her political pitch.
Rural Democrat in GOP-leaning district splits from party on impeachment.
Like much of the nation, they are largely split along party lines.
Among Minnesota's eight House members, only Rep. Ilhan Omar has signaled that she might vote against USMCA, as the agreement is known.
Collin Peterson, first elected in 1990, is the only member of Minnesota's delegation who was in Congress the last time this happened.
Minnesota senator, running for president, says she would work to restore American leadership on world stage
Bill Guidera isn’t exactly a household name in Minnesota politics, but the corporate executive, GOP campaign donor and Orono resident nearly jumped into the Republican…
Sen. Susan Kent of Woodbury told Democratic colleagues she plans to run for minority leader against Bakk, a fixture at the Capitol.
Democrats are plotting a 2020 strategy that relies heavily on suburban voters moving away from the Republican Party of Trump.
Republican in rural Minnesota repurposes 2018 endorsement in 2020 primary race.
Candidate supports effort by field organizers, a trend in Democratic campaigns.
U.S. House cleared way for a Bloomington bid for 2027 World Expo, but it's mired in federal budget stalemate.
The Minnesota Democrat wants to spend $1 trillion over the next decade to assure "homes for all."
Sen. Amy Klobuchar waited until the final minutes of Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate to finally attack one of her rivals. The Minnesota senator’s jab…
Wednesday's Dem debate will give Amy Klobuchar chance to gain traction.
The Minnesota attorney general will be part of a delegation exploring the root causes of migration to Mexico, U.S.
Her 5-percent showing in a Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa is her best showing to date in the Hawkeye State.
Crowded Democratic field, Trump's vow to carry Minnesota all factor in.
Washington – Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson was one of only two House Democrats to vote against an impeachment measure Thursday that split the…
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota's Republican presidential primary, even though he's not the only…
Minnesota senator rides post-debate momentum, but hurdles lie ahead.
The frequent presidential target says she prioritizes her district's concerns.
She turned in her most aggressive performance to date with repeated jabs at a leading rival.
The senior Minnesota Republican lawmaker criticized Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the impeachment process.
GOP plans to spend up to $30 million in bid to win first Minn. presidential race since19'72.
In his Target Center speech, Trump says he will win Minnesota in 2020, adding that the conduct of Rep. Ilhan Omar will be a factor. He bashed Democrats and their impeachment inquiry against him.
Vice President Mike Pence will join President Donald Trump at a rally in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday as the country's two top elected leaders put…
Compelled by her conviction that President Donald Trump must be impeached, Ariel Summers showed up last week at a congressional town hall meeting in Stillwater.…
He's one of few House Dems to balk at inquiry.
So far, the impeachment process seems only to be deepening the partisan divide.
Senators join all Democrats in the Minnesota congressional delegation, save Collin Peterson.
Flynn, who served as archbishop in the Twin Cities from 1995 to 2008, led a 2002 task force of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that looked into the clergy sexual abuse crisis that had been sweeping through Catholic churches across the country.
He retweeted false claim that she "partied" on the anniversary of 9/11.
Her signature moments came when she offered a message of Democratic unity.