October 12

California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

California's chief elections official on Monday ordered Republicans to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes from churches, gun shops and other locations and Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned those behind the "vote tampering" could face prosecution.
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October 1
Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, shown Monday in Raleigh, N.C., told the DFL the path to the presidency “runs straight through Minnes

Harris: The path to the presidency 'runs straight through Minnesota'

In a pretaped address a day after Trump hosted a rally in the state, she pledged to build on party momentum.
August 3
Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Wa

Bomb threat empties Angie Craig's Burnsville office until all clear issued

The threat said "a bomb was placed at the building," police said.
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July 21
Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen.

U.S. Senate confirms Minnesotan as next Army National Guard director

The U.S. Senate confirmed the head of the Minnesota National Guard to lead the Army National Guard's forces nationally.The promotion of Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen…
May 20
Pompeo: Trump has 'unilateral right' to choose inspector general

Pompeo: Trump has 'unilateral right' to choose inspector general

That comes after Inspector General Steve Linick was fired last Friday.
May 18

Democratic leaders blame House GOP for blocking bonding bill

Gov. Tim Walz and Democratic legislative leaders blamed the top House Republican on Monday for the Legislature's failure to agree on a public construction borrowing bill during the regular session, but they said they'll keep trying to reach a deal in time for a special session expected to begin June 12.
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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.
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March 1
Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, speaks at the Blue NC celebration at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte,

Klobuchar says she's staying in for Super Tuesday despite distant S.C. finish

Welcome to a special edition of Hot Dish, the Star Tribune’s weekday newsletter on all things Minnesota politics. We're publishing special editions through the weekend…
February 29
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., campaigns Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.

Hot Dish: South Carolina votes as Klobuchar pivots to Super Tuesday

Welcome to a special edition of Hot Dish, the Star Tribune's weekday newsletter on all things Minnesota politics. We're publishing special editions through the weekend…
February 27
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday,

Sanders overtakes Klobuchar in small-dollar Minnesota donations ahead of Super Tuesday

Sanders out-raised Klobuchar among Minnesotans contributing to ActBlue in January.
February 26
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesda

What people are saying about Klobuchar's debate performance: Was it enough?

She got good marks from some pundits, but most questioned whether she performed strongly enough to improve her standing at the polls.
February 14

Groups challenge Louisiana permits for plastics plant

Environmental and community groups that want to keep a Taiwanese company's plastics complex out of south Louisiana went to court Friday to challenge state air…
February 14

Army: No investigation into Vindman

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday there is no investigation into the Army officer who until last week worked at the White House National Security Council and was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
February 14

In retort to abortion ban, lawmaker calls for vasectomies

An Alabama lawmaker fed up with her colleagues' attempts to outlaw abortion has filed legislation to require all men over 50 to get vasectomies.
February 14

Safari Club will probe sale of captive-bred lion hunts

A trophy-hunting group says it has launched an ethics investigation following the release of undercover video showing vendors at its recent convention promoting trips to shoot captive-bred lions in Africa.
February 14

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be climate activist Greta Thunberg and offered Thunberg's support to his campaign.
February 13
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/

How Amy Klobuchar's surge in New Hampshire might've helped Bernie, too

Some have wondered whether Klobuchar peeled votes away from Buttigieg and benefited Sanders, whose win was slimmer than in 2016.
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February 10

A precinct-by-precinct look at Klobuchar's Iowa caucus performance

After months of campaigning and visiting all 99 Iowa counties, Klobuchar was mostly washed out except for some suburban and sparsely-populated areas.
February 3
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's first appearance in Iowa after announcing her run for president was in Mason City. On Sunday, it was also her final destination b

Klobuchar makes final sprint through Iowa before caucuses

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar crisscrossed Iowa in a nine-seat chartered plane, looking to make up for lost time after two weeks largely spent in Washington for the Senate impeachment trial.
January 15
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., prepares to be interviewed in the spin room Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic

Here's what people are saying about Klobuchar's Iowa debate performance

Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar faced off against fellow Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday night in the final nationally televised debate ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. …