Could a Candidate Win a Statewide Election While Ignoring Greater Minnesota? It’s Very Doable, Data Suggests
Could a Candidate Win a Statewide Election While Ignoring Greater Minnesota? It’s Very Doable, Data Suggests

Hillary Clinton “lost all but nine counties, but managed to win the state,” says Jeff Blodgett, a longtime DFL operative. “To me, that’s a lesson in really where the votes are.”

Lawsuit: MN Officials Sidestepped Public Disclosure Laws with Amazon HQ2 Bid
Lawsuit: MN Officials Sidestepped Public Disclosure Laws with Amazon HQ2 Bid

The suit alleges state officials and Greater MSP used a cloud-based file-sharing site to hold materials — including the bid itself — in order to get around Minnesota's Data Practices Act.

Why Running Mates Won't Decide Minnesota’s 2018 Election, But Suburban Women Will
Why Running Mates Won't Decide Minnesota’s 2018 Election, But Suburban Women Will

Assorted wisdom from two veteran political consultants — one Democrat, one Republican — speaking at the Minnesota Chamber's Women in Business gathering Wednesday.

MAK is Back: Can Margaret Anderson Kelliher Win Over Today’s DFL After an 8-Year Absence?
MAK is Back: Can Margaret Anderson Kelliher Win Over Today’s DFL After an 8-Year Absence?

Anderson Kelliher was Speaker of the Minnesota House for four years but dropped off the political map after falling short in her 2010 bid for governor.

Does Trump’s Duluth Rally Reflect Economic, Cultural Shifts Occurring in the Range?
Does Trump’s Duluth Rally Reflect Economic, Cultural Shifts Occurring in the Range?

More and more Range residents have been crediting Trump for any boost the mining industry has recently received.

Sen. Tina Smith’s PolyMet Amendment: Corporate Welfare? Pandering? Or Just a Reasonable Deal?
Sen. Tina Smith’s PolyMet Amendment: Corporate Welfare? Pandering? Or Just a Reasonable Deal?

Smith’s attempting to walk a fine line on mining in northern Minnesota. Her critics aren’t having it.

More Women (and Men, Too) are Running for the Minnesota House in 2018
More Women (and Men, Too) are Running for the Minnesota House in 2018

The proportion of candidates for the Minnesota House who are women inched up one percentage point versus 2016.

A Risky Bid: Keith Ellison is Leaving a Safe Seat in Congress to be MN’s Attorney General, But Why?
A Risky Bid: Keith Ellison is Leaving a Safe Seat in Congress to be MN’s Attorney General, But Why?

At the heart of Ellison’s decision: Where he can best counter the Trump administration.

Why the $25M MN Schools Received to Improve 'Facility Security’ May Do Little to Make Students More Secure
Why the $25M MN Schools Received to Improve 'Facility Security’ May Do Little to Make Students More Secure

The money will be available for things like bullet-proof glass, metal detectors and security cameras — but not to fund any type of personnel, whether it's school police officers or psychologists.