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Minnesota High Court OKs Ballot Question on Minneapolis PD

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee... Read More

'We Did It!': Minnesota Exults at Census Win at NY's Expense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat in Congress, expecting to lose one to faster-growing competitors in the South  and West even if they found and counted... Read More

2020-11-03 08:17:20
by TWN Staff
MN-02: Tyler Kistner (R)

About Kistner:  Tyler Kistner was born and raised in Minnesota. He recently got off active duty after nine years of... Read More

About Kistner:  Tyler Kistner was born and raised in Minnesota. He recently got off active duty after nine years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kistner served in the Marine Special Operations Forces, the Marine Raiders.  Kistner graduated from... Read More

2020-11-03 07:58:58
by TWN Staff
MN-02: Angie Craig (D)

About Craig:  Angie Craig represents Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.  Craig worked two jobs to help put herself through college.   Years... Read More

About Craig:  Angie Craig represents Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.  Craig worked two jobs to help put herself through college.   Years later, she moved to Minnesota and fell in love with the strong communities and quality of life. She and her... Read More

2020-11-03 07:54:26
by TWN Staff
MN-1: Dan Feehan (D)

About Feehan:  Growing up in Red Wing, Minn., Dan Feehan was inspired by the public service of his parents and... Read More

About Feehan:  Growing up in Red Wing, Minn., Dan Feehan was inspired by the public service of his parents and the election of the late Paul Wellstone. After September 11, 2001, Feehan signed up for Army ROTC in college.  From... Read More

2020-11-03 07:49:37
by TWN Staff
MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)

About Hagedon:  Rep. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minn., in 1962, to Tom and Kathleen. He grew up... Read More

About Hagedon:  Rep. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minn., in 1962, to Tom and Kathleen. He grew up on a 160-acre grain and livestock farm outside of Truman. Beginning at age 18, Hagedorn worked full-time jobs as a... Read More

2020-10-30 23:50:50
by TWN Staff
MN-07: Michelle Fischbach (R)

About Fischbach : Michelle Fischbach recently served as the 49th lieutenant governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the... Read More

About Fischbach : Michelle Fischbach recently served as the 49th lieutenant governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as president of the Minnesota Senate... Read More

2020-10-30 23:48:52
by TWN Staff
MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)

About Peterson: Peterson was born in Fargo, N.D. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., and he currently... Read More

About Peterson: Peterson was born in Fargo, N.D. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., and he currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn. He has three sons, Sean, Jason and Elliott and six grandchildren.  He was first elected... Read More

2020-10-30 17:44:33
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to delay the vote in a high-profile congressional race... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to delay the vote in a high-profile congressional race in Minnesota following the unexpected death of a third-party candidate. The date of the vote in Minnesota's Second Congressional District... Read More

2020-10-29 22:58:20
by TWN Staff
MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)

About Smith: Tina Smith is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Smith was born on March 4, 1958, in... Read More

About Smith: Tina Smith is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Smith was born on March 4, 1958, in Albuquerque, N.M., and grew up in Santa Fe. In 1980, she graduated from Stanford University and in 1984, earned an... Read More

2020-10-29 22:56:26
by TWN Staff
MN Senate: Jason Lewis (R)

About Lewis: Jason Lewis represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in the 115th Congress, but he is perhaps best known to... Read More

About Lewis: Jason Lewis represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in the 115th Congress, but he is perhaps best known to most state residents as the host of a popular conservative radio show. Lewis voted for the Republican tax cuts of... Read More

2020-10-10 14:34:12
by Dan McCue
Minnesota, the Battleground State That Became Ground Zero for Civil Unrest

WASHINGTON - If there's one sweeping generalization one can safely make about the people of Minnesota, it is that the... Read More

WASHINGTON - If there's one sweeping generalization one can safely make about the people of Minnesota, it is that the vast majority of them love to participate in electoral politics. Since 2000, no fewer than 70% of registered voters have... Read More

This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in... Read More

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in Minneapolis. He recalls surveying the cold, unfamiliar landscape. The trees looked near death. As his uncle drove nearly three hours... Read More

2020-08-04 20:16:09
by Reece Nations
District Court Approves Consent Decree Lifting Minnesota’s Vote-by-Mail Restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A consent decree approved by the Ramsey County District Court has struck down two key requirements pertaining... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A consent decree approved by the Ramsey County District Court has struck down two key requirements pertaining to vote-by-mail restrictions in Minnesota. The civil suit, filed by a group of individual voter-plaintiffs and the Minnesota Alliance for... Read More

2020-05-29 14:35:37
by Dan McCue
National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis

WASHINGTON - The National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemned the early morning arrests on Friday... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemned the early morning arrests on Friday of a CNN correspondent and his production team, as they were covering ongoing protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death... Read More

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... Read More

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

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

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any... Read More

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

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a voter challenge to a law that allowed the state Republican... Read More

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

MINNEAPOLIS — Lawmakers from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party are studying legislation to open access to presidential primary ballots after the state... Read More

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

MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump trails several leading Democratic candidates, as well as U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, at this point... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why this race matters: This Republican-leaning district is decidedly pro-Trump, but Collin Peterson has effectively represented his constituents’ interests since 1991. ... Read More

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

2018-09-08 14:09:21
by TWN Staff
MN-02: Angie Craig (D)

Raised by a single mother in a mobile home park, Angie Craig worked two jobs to pay her way through ... Read More

Raised by a single mother in a mobile home park, Angie Craig worked two jobs to pay her way through college. She went on to lead a workforce of over 16,000 at a major Minnesota manufacturer. Read More

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