May 13
We will cover races, policies and candidates across the entire state, not just the Twin Cities metro area.

How the Star Tribune is covering the 2024 election

Our mission this election cycle is to provide the facts and context you need. Here's how we'll do that.
May 11
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar reacts after learning she won the Democratic endorsement over Don Samuels at the Fifth Congressional District's DFL endorsing con

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins DFL endorsement over Don Samuels at Minneapolis convention

Omar won her party's backing ahead of a highly anticipated primary election rematch with Samuels.
May 9

Two Edina residents running in special election for open seat on Hennepin County Board

Heather Edelson and Marisa Simonetti are running in the special election next Tuesday, May 14, to decide who represents District 6 through the end of 2024.
South Metro
April 30
The Hennepin County Government Center is pictured on Dec. 23, 2021 in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County commission primary narrows Edina-area seat to two

State Rep. Heather Edelson and businesswoman Marisa Simonetti will face off May 14 for a seat left vacant since September.
April 28
Tad Jude speaks on public safety in Minneapolis in August 2022. Republicans endorsed the longtime politician this weekend, hoping he wins the suburban

GOP endorses Tad Jude for congressional seat Dean Phillips is leaving

Longtime Republican legislator, county commissioner and judge won after three rounds of voting.
April 27
Political newcomer Tayler Rahm won the Republican endorsement on Saturday in Minnesota’s competitive Second Congressional District, beating out form

Attorney Tayler Rahm wins GOP backing in battleground Second District

In the Third District, Republican activists endorsed former judge and state legislator Tad Jude. And a contentious convention in the Seventh District ended with no endorsement.
April 23
Steve Boyd said he’s running for his first political office because he believes the GOP and Congress need more outside voices.

In heated western Minn. GOP congressional primary, outsiders challenging incumbent

U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach has a solidly conservative voting record. But Steve Boyd, a Christian conservative who has never held public office, is gaining traction as an outsider.
April 22

GOP battle for nomination in Minnesota's Second District could head to August primary

The race has bitterly divided Republicans over who is best to take on DFL incumbent Rep. Angie Craig this fall.
April 20
Many Otter Tail County activists want to become party delegates so they can support GOP newcomer Steve Boyd over Republican U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischba

Conservatives in Otter Tail County have been fighting for years, with no end in sight

A recent flare-up over precinct caucuses is the latest in a string of battles between local party officials and a group of grassroots activists.
April 19
First Lady Jill Biden gives a short campaign speech for her husband, President Joe Biden, for a room of over 100 “Women for Biden” supporters at N

Jill Biden rallies women, teachers for the Biden-Harris ticket in Bloomington speeches

She spoke to women at a brewery and then addressed Education Minnesota's annual convention.
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.
West Metro
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.

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