Politics
November 7, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

Trump, Democrats confront thorny life under divided Congress

Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship Wednesday but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who try to investigate him, while Rep. Nancy Pelosi said her party would be "a check and balance" against the White House.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Tim Walz wins Minnesota governor's race

Tim Walz wins Minnesota governor's race

Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan won the gubernatorial race.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Ilhan Omar, flanked by family, delivers her victory speech on Tuesday night.

Ilhan Omar promises to bring progressive fight to Washington

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, defeated Republican Jennifer Zielinski in the race to represent the state's Fifth District, which spans Minneapolis, Edina, Richfield, Golden Valley and other suburbs.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Ellison wins hotly contested attorney general's race

Ellison wins hotly contested attorney general's race

Keith Ellison won the Attorney General seat over Doug Wardlow
Politics
November 6, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer gives victory speech

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer gives victory speech

The Republican easily won a third term against Democratic challenger Ian Todd, a first-time candidate and Air Force veteran.
Politics
November 6, 2018
Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to the crowd at the DFL headquarters after winning reelection.

Klobuchar retains U.S. Senate seat

Minnesotans reelected Amy Klobuchar to the U.S. Senate.
Politics
November 6, 2018
Tina Smith returns to D.C. after election win

Tina Smith returns to D.C. after election win

Sen. Tina Smith will return to Washington after
Politics
November 6, 2018
Be a Better Voter, week 6: It's Election Day

Be a Better Voter, week 6: It's Election Day

Every Tuesday 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.
Election
November 5, 2018
President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he leaves a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NBC, Facebook, Fox pull Trump immigration ad deemed racist

The ad, aired during the Packers-Patriots "Sunday Night Football" game, stirred fear of a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico.
Politics
November 5, 2018
In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. Election officials and f

Three reasons for Democrats (and Republicans) to be optimistic on Election Day

Some key voting trends and polling data suggest advantages for Democrats in Minnesota on Election Day. But Republicans have reason to be hopeful as well.
Politics
November 5, 2018
In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. Election officials and f

Three reasons for Republicans (and Democrats) to be optimistic on Election Day

Some key voting trends and demographic factors could prove advantageous to Republicans on Election Day. But Democrats have reason to be hopeful as well.
State + Local
October 30, 2018
Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
Politics
October 30, 2018
Be a Better Voter, week 5: Answering your questions

Be a Better Voter, week 5: Answering your questions

Every Tuesday 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.
State + Local
October 19, 2018
Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
Politics
October 17, 2018
Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Republican Jeff Johnson, left, shook hands with with DFLer Tim Walz after the "Greater Minnesota Debate" in Willmar

Jeff Johnson, Tim Walz focus on greater Minnesota in debate

The candidates for Minnesota governor sparred over taxes, ag and health care as each tried to prove he would be a champion of areas felt ignored.
Politics
October 17, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Increasingly high-profile Klobuchar seeks third term in Senate

After a dozen years in the Senate, Klobuchar played part in the Brett Kavanaugh drama that pushed her further into the Washington spotlight.
Local
October 16, 2018
Surrounded by supporters, Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN announced a Minnesota-based report which he said detailed an anti-Muslim prop

Report by Minnesota groups condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric

The report is critical of both Democrats and Republicans.
Local
October 16, 2018
Rep. Keith Ellison at a press conference in August 2018.

Judge denies Ellison's petition to keep divorce file sealed and redact 'sensitive' information

The file is expected to be made public Wednesday.
Politics
October 16, 2018
Republican candidate for U.S. House Pete Stauber spoke in Duluth in June.

Advisory opinion: St. Louis County should hand over Pete Stauber emails

The county had confirmed the existence of the e-mails, sent to and from Stauber's county e-mail address, but declined to provide the e-mails.
Politics
October 16, 2018
Be a Better Voter: What you need to know about campaign finance

Be a Better Voter: What you need to know about campaign finance

Every Tuesday 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.