Politics
October 16, 2018
The Minneapolis Police union endorsed Jeff Johnson for governor at a news conference with Johnson and union president Bob Kroll. Behind Jeff Johnson a

Minneapolis police union endorses Jeff Johnson for Minnesota governor

Union previously backed Democrat Mark Dayton.
Local
October 16, 2018
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, State Representative Jim Newberger.

Jim Newberger, self-described 'underdog,' aims to unseat Amy Klobuchar

 WILLMAR, Minn. – Jim Newberger steered his black SUV into a nearly empty parking lot, relishing an hour of downtime in a whirlwind…
Local
October 15, 2018
Justice Margaret Chutich, left, faces challenger Michelle MacDonald in Minnesota’s only contested Supreme Court race.

Repeat candidate stirs up state's only contested Supreme Court race

Dayton appointee Margaret Chutich faces attorney with a history of legal problems.
Local
October 13, 2018
Tim Walz was narrowly re-elected to his First Congressional District seat in 2016 even as President Trump won the district by more than 15 points.

Tim Walz's campaign for Minn. governor aims to bridge divide

Democrat Tim Walz says his experience crossing cultural and political fault lines positions him to rise above the partisanship that has stunted progress at the State Capitol.
Politics
October 12, 2018
GOP Candidate for Attorney General Doug Wardlow talked with voters at the Eveleth, Minn., gun show on Oct. 6.

Wardlow says he'd fire Democrats in Minn. AG's office 'right off the bat'

The DFL recorded the candidate's comment at a fundraiser this week.
Business
October 12, 2018
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen listens to DFL candidate Dean Phillips at their debate at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul on Friday, Oct. 5,

TV ads draw fire in hard-fought Twin Cities congressional races

Accuracy of allegations called into question.
Local
October 12, 2018
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison addresses campaign volunteers and supporters in Minneapolis. (Alex Kormann /Star Tri

Ruling: Keith Ellison's divorce file to be unsealed next week

Hennepin County Family Court referee agrees to request for Ellison's divorce file from Star Tribune, Alpha News, orders file to be unsealed on Oct. 17.
Politics
October 12, 2018
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen listens to DFL candidate Dean Phillips at their debate at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul on Friday, Oct. 5,

Lawyer in Allina sexual harassment case blasts Erik Paulsen campaign ad

The new TV ad from GOP's Paulsen hits DFL challenger Dean Phillips over harassment lawsuit, but lawyer for claimants says Phillips had 'no involvement.'
Minneapolis
October 12, 2018

McLaughlin, Conley go head to head for Hennepin County commissioner

The longtime incumbent and the first-time candidate went deep in debate Thursday night.
Politics
October 11, 2018
Minnesota union workers stood with DFL attorney general candidate Keith Ellison at a news conference Thursday.

Union leaders say Keith Ellison will stand up for workers as Minnesota attorney general

They criticized opponent Doug Wardlow for his support of right-to-work.
Politics
October 11, 2018
Democrat Dan Feehan, left, and Republican Jim Hagedorn are vying for Minnesota's First Congressional District seat.

Southern Minnesota race, crucial to control of Congress, heats up

Contest between Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn is considered a toss-up.
Local
October 11, 2018
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, left, and Doug Wardlow are the major-party candidates for Minnesota attorney general.

Wardlow takes aim at Ellison, domestic abuse allegation in new TV ad

"If I can be perfectly candid, it's really the press that wants to talk about that," Ellison told reporters at a labor roundtable in Rochester.
Politics
October 10, 2018
Republican Jeff Johnson, left, and DFLer Tim Walz faced off Tuesday night in a “Greater Minnesota Debate” in Willmar, Minn.

Health care becomes flashpoint in Minnesota governor's race

With Affordable Care Act still jarring U.S. politics, access to health care and how to pay for it a major issue dividing Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson.
Politics
October 10, 2018
Jeff Johnson, GOP candidate for Minnesota governor, says his focus is on what government can do to give people more liberty and opportunities.

GOP icons inspire Jeff Johnson's quest for Minnesota governor

Jeff Johnson has locked in core GOP support, running to the right of Tim Pawlenty in the GOP primary and embracing President Trump. However, Johnson says he worked collaboratively with Democrats during his time in the Minnesota House. "To accomplish things you have to have relationships," he said.
Local
October 10, 2018
Rep. Keith Ellison

Family court referee wants to decide on access to Keith Ellison divorce files by Friday

Star Tribune, Alpha News seeking to unseal records of 2012 divorce.
Politics
October 9, 2018
Be a Better Voter, week 2: Get to know the candidates

Be a Better Voter, week 2: Get to know the candidates

Every Tuesday from now until Election Day, the Star Tribune will be providing resources to help you be a better, more informed voter — all in just few minutes each week.
West Metro
October 8, 2018
Mark Haase is the DFL-endorsed candidate for Hennepin County attorney.

Candidate Mark Haase proposes cash bail reform in Hennepin County

Candidate for Hennepin County attorney calls current system biased.
Local
October 6, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen, right, and his Democratic challenger Dean Phillips both speak during their debate.

Paulsen, Phillips clash at second debate in congressional race

With less than a month before the election, the race is heating up.
West Metro
October 5, 2018
The race for Hennepin County sheriff pits challenger Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson and incumbent Rich Stanek.

In Hennepin County sheriff's race, claims of a partisan divide

Sheriff Rich Stanek, looking for his fourth term, is running against Metro Transit police Sgt. Dave Hutchinson.
Politics
October 5, 2018
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is a candidate for Minnesota attorney general.

Attorney for Keith Ellison asks judge to privately review divorce file

Ellison's attorney suggested that the judge privately review the file and unseal any records that refer to allegations of abuse.