Public Policy

Republican candidates take aim at MNsure in wake of insurer's exit

Republican candidates in Minnesota’s two most prominent midterm election races lined up a new campaign target this week: MNsure. Since PreferredOne’s Tuesday announcement it was pulling...

September 19, 2014

Cast your ballot: Minnesota the first state to kick off voting season

Election day in Minnesota is Nov. 4. Or today, if you want. Your call. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, Minnesotans can begin casting votes via absentee ballot. According to a Washington Post graphic...

September 19, 2014

Jeff Johnson

From Reforming Minnesota's Sales Tax To Expanding Medical Marijuana: Jeff Johnson On The Issues

Though many of Johnson's positions are unsurprising for a GOP nominee for governor, he breaks from the standard Republican line on a handful of issues, according to analysis from MinnPost's public affairs reporter.

September 17, 2014

Police body camera pilot program gets go-ahead in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a $170,000 pilot program to test body cameras on 36 police officers in the city. The committee approved contracts Monday to test and study two...

September 16, 2014

Bike path

Minneapolis Park Board Could Prove To Be Another Obstacle For Southwest LRT

A 2012 environmental review of the SWLRT alignment says that the impacts on parkland could be mitigated. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board isn’t so sure.

September 15, 2014

Dayton wants U.S. to harvest answers from railroads on backlog

A whole lot of grain is nearly ready for harvest in Minnesota farm fields. And with freight trains still hauling last year’s crop, there are a lot of questions about how and when this year...

August 27, 2014

State sends $2.3 million in tax form check-off money to candidates

Tax form check boxes that Minnesotans marked when filing their state returns are sending more than $2 million to political candidates this fall. In an announcement Tuesday, the Minnesota Campaign...

August 26, 2014

Taking Post-Election Victory Lap, GOP Nominee Johnson Promises Positive Campaign

The Republican candidate for governor says he'll highlight "common sense reform" in bid against Mark Dayton.

August 14, 2014

GOP creates look-alike news sites targeting Minnesota Democrats

The Moorhead Update looks like a news site. There’s a headline at the top, big and bold, with a photo of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson underneath. And along the right-hand side of the page, there...

August 14, 2014

Jeff Johnson

Minnesota's Primary Marked By Low Turnout—And The Power Of Incumbency

Wins by Jeff Johnson and U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden highlight an election that saw less than 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

August 13, 2014

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