April 16
Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson Attorney Erick Kaardal announces the filing of the lawsuit at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Monday, June 5, 201

Legal Marijuana Now Party fights to keep its major party status before Minnesota Supreme Court

The DFL Party filed a petition arguing LMN failed to meet legal requirements to be certified as a major party.
April 9
President Joe Biden has unveiled new proposals aimed at reducing student debt for millions.

Tell us: How have Biden's student loan relief proposals affected you?

Biden's latest proposal would reduce debt for millions of Americans. It comes months after his first attempt at widespread debt cancellation.
April 2
FILE -- Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, addresses the committee's spring dinner, in Washington,

Campaign check: Emmer falsely claims Biden chose Easter for Trans Day of Visibility

Emmer's posts also said the president banned children from using religious symbols at the White House egg art contest, but that happened under Trump as well.
March 30
St. Croix Country Republican Party Chairman Matthew Rust, center, called on a man with a question for St. Croix County administrator Ken Witt, left, a

How Wisconsin could decide the 2024 presidential election

Already considered a presidential swing state in recent elections, Wisconsin is considered one of just a handful of battleground states in the 2024 presidential election.
March 29
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar narrowly defeated former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels in the primary two years ago.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Don Samuels prepare for closely watched DFL primary rematch

Samuels hopes to pull off an upset after losing by about 2 percentage points in the 2022 primary; Omar says that contest was an "anomaly" and this one won't be as close.
March 25
Ron Harris is a Democratic National Committee member in Minnesota.

Biden campaign staffs up in Minnesota with three top hires

The Democrat's presidential campaign now has a state director and two senior advisers.
March 21
Secretary of State Steve Simon talks to people incarcerated at the prison in St. Cloud about the state's new law restoring voting rights to people wit

A new law restores voting for the formerly incarcerated. Minnesota is spreading the word in prisons.

State officials estimate the change will affect 55,000 people.
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March 20
Hennepin County to computerize absentee ballot distribution

Hennepin County to computerize absentee ballot distribution

Five-year, $1.6 million contract with BlueCrest approved by County Board for ballot software system.
March 19
Bryan Lawrence, a Republican farmer from Legislative District 27B, has won the special election to replace former Rep. Kurt Daudt.

Republican wins election to replace Kurt Daudt in Minnesota House

Daudt left midway through his term before moving into a full-time role at Stateside Associates, a government affairs consulting firm.
March 16
Former President Donald Trump during aÊcampaign rally at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

Trump granted clemency to Medicare fraudsters before vowing to cut entitlement program abuse

In his last year in office, Trump commuted the sentences of at least five people who collectively filednearly $1.6 billion in fraudulent claims through Medicare or Medicaid.
March 16
Organizers with Minnesota's Vote Uncommitted campaign said their nearly 19% turnout in the state's Democratic presidential primary should serve as a w

Minn.'s 'uncommitted' vote on Super Tuesday could be warning sign to Democrats in the fall

Some Democrats expect voters to come back into the fold and vote for Biden in November.
March 15

Rep. Ilhan Omar supports Biden, despite criticism of his support for Israel

In a KSTP-TV interview, Omar said she's an "ally" of Democrats who voted uncommitted, but she still supports Biden.
March 15

Mike Pence says he will not endorse Trump in 2024

Donald Trump's former vice president also rebuked his former boss in strong terms Friday, saying Trump's agenda doesn't align with conservatives.
March 15
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks as President Donald Trump listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Dec. 11, 2019. Ku

Jared Kushner developing deals overseas even as his father-in-law runs for president

It's the latest example of the former president's family doing business abroad even as Donald Trump seeks to return to the White House.
March 15

Four Republicans vying for open suburban congressional seat

Tad Jude, Brad Kohler, Jamie Page and Quentin Wittrock talked about how they could win the Third Congressional District for the GOP, in a part of the metro that has been trending more blue.
March 14
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to the media after touring Planned Parenthood in St. Paul on Thursday.

Vice President Harris makes historic visit to Planned Parenthood in St. Paul

Walz, other officials joined Harris at the Minnesota abortion provider as part of her Fight for Reproductive Freedoms Tour.
March 14
three police cruisers sit in the street in front of a building that has a sign saying planned parenthood

Abortion debate plays out at St. Paul Planned Parenthood as VP makes historic visit

The St. Paul clinic has been the site of anti-abortion demonstrators on a frequent basis for years. Some were on hand Thursday as Harris became the first U.S. vice president to visit a clinic where abortions are performed.
March 12
The nearly 46,000 “uncommitted” ballots cast on March 5 means Minnesota will send 11 delegates who are not committed to a candidate to the DNC in

'Uncommitted' won delegates to the DNC. What happens next?

The road to the national convention runs through Minnesota's spring DFL conventions.
March 11
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Joe Biden's running mate, signs required documents for receiving the Democratic nomination for vice president of the Un

Vice President Harris coming to the Twin Cities on Thursday

Her stop in Minnesota is part of the White House's "Fight for Reproductive Freedoms" tour.
March 6
Dean Phillips stepped off of his campaign bus at the New Hampshite Statehouse where he filed a declaration of candidacy to run for the New Hampshire p

Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips ends presidential bid, backs Biden

The Democrat lost to Joe Biden in more than a dozen states' Democratic presidential primary elections on Super Tuesday, including in Minnesota.

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