State + Local
March 5
Minnesotans voted in the presidential primary Tuesday.

How Minnesota voted in the 2020 Democratic primary, precinct by precinct

Explore a detailed map of each precinct's result showing where Joe Biden bested his rivals across Minnesota.
Local
March 4
Minnesota primary results by county

Minnesota primary results by county

Politics
March 3
Registered voters can vote at their usual polling place March 3. If you are unsure of where you vote, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website has

How to vote today: What you need to know about Minnesota's primary

After decades as a caucus state, Minnesota will hold its first presidential primary since 1992 today. The primary puts the state in the middle of Super Tuesday with voters from 15 states and territories casting ballots.
Politics
March 2
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally Monday, March 2, 2020 in D

Amy Klobuchar ends campaign for president, backs Biden

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.
Politics
March 2
Sen. Elizabeth Warren arrives to speak to supporters at a canvassing event on the morning of the South Carolina Democratic Primary, in Columbia, S.C.,

Campaigns make final push for Super Tuesday delegates

Minnesotans head to the polls Tuesday for the state's first presidential primary in nearly three decades, one of 14 contests shaping up as a "Super…
March 2
Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Joe Biden, during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before

On Super Tuesday eve, Biden gets boost from former rivals

Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party's moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday states.
Politics
March 2
Super Tuesday: What's at stake for the Democratic candidates

Super Tuesday: What's at stake for the Democratic candidates

It is called Super Tuesday because more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination will be decided in one day. Here's a look at the candidates.
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.