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Minnesota Pastor Leads Campaign to Try to Shift Evangelical Vote
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Minnesota Pastor Leads Campaign to Try to Shift Evangelical Vote

MINNEAPOLIS — The Rev. Doug Pagitt jumped on stage at his former Minneapolis church with a message that he and his entourage are repeating across the country: Evangelical voters, you can stay true to your Christian faith but not vote... Read More

States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios
2020 Elections
States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios
2020-01-31 21:27:10
by Dan McCue

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any one of the battleground states can wind up in President Donald Trump's column. This mindset comes heavily into play when... Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State GOP’s Trump-Only Primary Ballot
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Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State GOP’s Trump-Only Primary Ballot

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a voter challenge to a law that allowed the state Republican Party to list only President Donald Trump on GOP primary ballots. In a case that threatened to disrupt next week’s... Read More

Democratic Lawmakers in Minn. Seek to Include Trump Rivals on GOP Ballots
2020 Elections
Democratic Lawmakers in Minn. Seek to Include Trump Rivals on GOP Ballots

MINNEAPOLIS — Lawmakers from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party are studying legislation to open access to presidential primary ballots after the state Republican Party excluded rivals to President Donald Trump from the state’s March 2020 GOP primary. Trump was the only candidate... Read More

Trump Trails Top Democrats in New Minnesota Poll
2020 Elections
Trump Trails Top Democrats in New Minnesota Poll

MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump trails several leading Democratic candidates, as well as U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, at this point in the presidential campaign in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. The two current front-runners for the... Read More

Minnesota Lawmaker Goes From GOP Backbencher to Leading Critic of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
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Minnesota Lawmaker Goes From GOP Backbencher to Leading Critic of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski tells a story about getting soaked in a rainstorm on his way to a TV studio in Minneapolis for an appearance on Fox News. People don’t use umbrellas where he comes from in... Read More

When Nukes in a Cornfield Protected the Twin Cities From the Soviet Union
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When Nukes in a Cornfield Protected the Twin Cities From the Soviet Union

WATERTOWN, Minn. — Half a century later, Tony Vanderlinde remembers the sight “plain as day.” Baling hay on his family’s dairy farm near the border of western Hennepin and northern Carver counties, he came over a hill and saw nuclear... Read More

MN-05: Ilhan Omar (D)
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MN-05: Ilhan Omar (D)
2018-11-07 04:47:59
by MN-05: Ilhan Omar (D)

Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country's civil war when she was eight-years-old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the United States, eventually settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of ... Read More

MN-03: Dean Phillips (D)
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MN-03: Dean Phillips (D)
2018-11-06 00:02:05
by MN-03: Dean Phillips (D)

My life began differently than many know. My parents, DeeDee Cohen and Artie Pfefer, met at St. Paul Central High School and were married in 1967. Raised by my grandma Ruth, a single mother who worked at a local department store ... Read More

MN-08: Pete Stauber (R)
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MN-08: Pete Stauber (R)
2018-11-05 21:06:51
by MN-08: Pete Stauber (R)

After receiving a scholarship to play hockey at Lake Superior State University, Pete became the team captain and led the Lakers to a Division I National Championship in 1988. One major highlight of the victory was when Stauber and his teammates ... Read More

MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)
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MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)
2018-11-05 21:03:23
by MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)

Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, in 1962, to parents Thomas, a grain and livestock farmer, and Kathleen, a homemaker. Jim’s grandparents, Fred and Viola Mittelstadt and Pete and Elaine Hagedorn, were all lifelong Blue Earth residents. Read More

MINNESOTA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
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MINNESOTA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 02:18:58
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: This Republican-leaning district is decidedly pro-Trump, but Collin Peterson has effectively represented his constituents’ interests since 1991. Agriculture is the top issue with voters and as the Ranking member for the House Agriculture Committee... Read More

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