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Stillwater mayor abruptly resigns from office

Voters in Stillwater selected a new mayor on Election Day, but the current mayor is stepping down in the months before the new mayor is to be sworn in. The Stillwater Gazette reported that Mayor...

November 09, 2014

Minnesota voter turnout short of expectations; IP loses major party status

Minnesota has long been proud of its reputation as the state with the highest voter turnout in the country. So it came as a disappointment that turnout in Tuesday’s midterm election was only...

November 05, 2014

Minneapolis votes to scrap 70-30 restaurant alcohol limit; raise election filing fees

There was cheer for Minneapolis restaurants in Tuesday’s election as city residents voted to scrap a law that limits how much alcohol they can sell. The removal of the 70-30 rule from the...

November 05, 2014

Republicans wrestle Minnesota House majority from Democrats

While Democrats in Minnesota had plenty to cheer about with the re-elections of Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and other statewide constitutional officers, Republicans...

November 05, 2014

Familiar faces: Minnesota congressional races go (mostly) to incumbents

Only one of the eight congressional races in Minnesota turned out to be a nail biter – the 8th District – and in the end, the incumbent won. The other seven offered no surprises and little drama in...

November 05, 2014

Franken celebrates win, 'proud to be your senator'

Thanking the people of Minnesota for giving him a second term, U.S. Sen. Al Franken claimed victory Tuesday night in what turned out to be a surprisingly comfortable re-election win over Republican...

November 04, 2014

Mark Dayton re-elected governor

Minnesota voters have elected Mark Dayton to a second term as governor, according to the projections of several news outlets. BREAKING: Dem Mark Dayton wins re-election as governor of Minnesota...

November 04, 2014

Election Day: Where to vote and what to expect at the polls

Where and how to vote Polls across Minnesota are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Voting must be done at your designated polling place, which is based on your address. The Secretary of State...

November 04, 2014

Community group will raise funds to save redevelopment of Fergus Falls landmark

There was a late save for a historic building in Fergus Falls. The Fergus Falls Journal reports that a local group stepped forward Monday night with a plan to cover a funding gap in developing the...

November 04, 2014

Johnson, Dayton recap their differences in final debate of governor's race

Debating season has ended for the candidates in the race for governor of Minnesota. And the Associated Press reports the final face-off of the campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton and...

October 31, 2014

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