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The list of Republicans running for governor of Minnesota is slowly growing.
The divided Legislature has just a few weeks to pass a two-year state budget and try to strike a deal on other key policy issues.
The DFL governor's lifting of COVID restrictions by May 28 come as he, lawmakers try to wrap session.
Monica Meyer is stepping down after more than a decade leading state's premier LGBTQ equality group.
The state kept its eight U.S. House seats by the narrowest of margins.
"He grew up in the house that I'm sitting in right now," state Rep. Bjorn Olson said.
Family of former VP, who died Monday, says they'll memorialize him in Minnesota, D.C. later this year.
Minn. Senate GOP still noncommittal and bill named for George Floyd stalled in U.S. Senate.
He served as vice president under Jimmy Carter, and then chose the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. It followed a series of landmarks in a public career that spanned seven decades in Minnesota and Washington.
Political leaders from across the political spectrum praised the former vice president, who died Monday.
Protesters had been on hand throughout the day outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, but the scene escalated after the start of a 7 p.m. curfew across four Twin Cities metro counties.
Carnahan wins third two-year term despite challenge for top state GOP post from Sen. Mark Koran
Carnahan, state Sen. Mark Koran facing off in a contentious fight to lead state's Republican Party.
A key Republican state senator is signaling he's likely to back changes to Minnesota's criminal sexual conduct laws.A bipartisan proposal at the State Capitol would…
Antitrust law, Minnesota senator writes, should become "competition policy."
They would include $1 trillion for roads, bridges and other transportation projects nationwide.
Proposal from Senate Republicans would restore Columbus statue, but DFLers unlikely to get on board.
Chair Jennifer Carnahan, state Sen. Mark Koran are in a heated contest to lead the state GOP.
Republican operatives, activists say there remains little upside inside the party to criticize Trump.
A new year brings new reasons for optimism for Minnesota's farmers, fueled by a booming export market with China and forecasts for a strong 2021 harvest. But the new administration has farmers wondering what's in store.
The measure's fate is uncertain in the U.S. Senate.
Chatter around possible bid raises possibility of marquee match-up vs. Gov. Tim Walz.
Minneapolis, Hennepin County officials joined Omar in urging big new relief package.
Doug Wardlow, who lost to Keith Ellison in 2018, says he will seek GOP nomination for a rematch.
The Minnesota Democrat will become vice chair of House panel that oversees Africa policy.
As both jurors and witnesses to Jan. 6 riot, the state's senators say Trump deserves conviction.
Initiative includes scholarships, training.
Minnesota's long and well-documented history of failing to educate students of color as well as white students is at the heart of a brewing political battle over changing the state Constitution.
Rep. Ilhan Omar says the federal government should distribute monthly $2,000 checks to U.S. residents "for the duration of the pandemic.""A one-time payment of $2,000…
The state faces a $1.3 billion budget deficit, but Gov. Tim Walz is still aiming for a hefty spending increase for schools.
A new Democratic president occupies the White House. With a House majority and a new, narrow majority in the Senate, Democrats control Washington completely for…
Stauber didn't tell Minnesota tribes of his effort to block Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar got the Biden inauguration going with a call to protect democracy.
As top Democrat on Senate Rules Committee, Minnesota's Klobuchar to be front and center at inauguration.
The deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has cast an ominous shadow over the ceremony, already scaled back because of COVID-19.
None of the votes from Minnesota's eight-member delegation was a surprise.
All said Tuesday that they are opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in his final days in office, arguing it would be divisive after previously expressing doubts about the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden's win.
As Trump exits the White House, the fury of his loyalists is likely to remain a potent force in GOP politics in Minnesota and the nation.
About 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Saturday at the Minnesota State Capitol, waving flags, chanting, praying and expressing support for the president's discounted…
Soon to be chairing Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar will likely be part of official response.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that federal lawmakers must do everything they can in the coming weeks and months to ensure that the U.S. Capitol…
Star Tribune journalist saw guns drawn, police holding off protesters at press room door.
Star Tribune journalist saw guns drawn, police holding off protesters at press room door.
Business closures expire Jan. 11, so an announcement is expected soon.
You have to go back a full quarter century for the answer.
Emmer alone in Minnesota delegation in opposition to boosting COVID relief for individuals.
Often, events dictate the direction of our politics.Sometimes, politicians and their actions shape the course of events.Then there was 2020. As the year wraps up,…
Sen. Klobuchar, Reps. Omar and Phillips all come out for COVID relief, say more will be needed.
Minnesota's full congressional delegation is on board with a proposal to rename Wayzata's post office in honor of former congressman Jim Ramstad, who died last month.
Minnesota's three GOP congressmen and newly elected colleague continue to ignore requests for comment on the outcome of the race or on Trump's allegations.
The 1994 graduate of Southwest High School in Minneapolis was tapped last week by President-elect Joe Biden for one of the biggest jobs in his White House.
There was Jake Sullivan on Monday morning, the official first day of the presidential transition, emceeing a nationally broadcast Zoom call with President-elect Joe Biden,…
Since 2006, Republicans have lost 26 of 27 such races to Democrats.
Biden racked up big numbers in Minn.'s cities and suburbs.
Tuesday night's result comes after an intense presidential campaign that included several visits to Minnesota by President Donald Trump and the former vice president. It extends a Democratic streak in the state's presidential elections that dates back to 1976. Minnesota's 10 electoral votes are pivotal ones in the close nationwide presidential race.
Facing the prospect of postelection court fights, Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials urged voters who hadn't already mailed their ballots by the final weekend to take them to early drop-off sites or vote in person Tuesday.
Trump will be in the Rochester area today; Biden will be in St. Paul.
For nearly 800,000 Minnesotans who have one or more of the pre-existing conditions that insurers most commonly used to deny or limit coverage, the debate could be one of the most personally consequential of the election.
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.