Not Sticking to His Guns: In Race for Governor, Walz Embraces Role as Gun-Control Candidate

Walz has stuck with a message that he used in the DFL primary: that it will take someone like him — someone who owns guns and knows gun culture — to work with people on both sides of the issue to find compromises on gun control.

Is Karin Housley the Minnesota GOP’s Best Shot at a Senate Seat in a Decade?

The conventional wisdom has been that Housley faces long odds in her effort to be the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota in 16 years.

Police-Reform Proposals from Mayors Frey, Carter Offer Different Approaches to Solving a Similar Problem in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wants to move eight police officers currently in desk jobs to beat work next year, backfilling their office positions with civilians. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, meanwhile, wants to shift money around to give all officers pay raises, among other plans.

Gov. Candidates Walz and Johnson ‘Fundamentally Disagree’ on Immigration (and Much More)

The issue might offer the most obvious contrast between the GOP and DFL candidates for governor — according to the candidates themselves.

Five Takeaways from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s First Budget Address

The mayor presented his 2019 budget in a 45-minute speech to about 50 people inside City Council chambers Wednesday morning.

Let’s Break Down Minnesota’s Primary Voting

Charts help tell the story of Minnesota's vote tallies on Tuesday.

Five Takeaways from the DFL Governor Candidate Forum

What we learned from MPR's DFL governor candidate forum with Tim Walz, Erin Murphy and Lori Swanson.

‘We’re Estranged from One Another’: All Five Major MN Governor Candidates Make Their Primary Pitch

FarmFest was the first (and likely only) time that Jeff Johnson, Tim Pawlenty, Erin Murphy, Lori Swanson and Tim Walz would be together on the same stage.

Fifth District DFL Candidates Agree on Almost Every Policy Issue. So How Should Residents Vote?

No race to the left is playing out among the primary field: the leading candidates are all already there.

Everything You Need to Know About the Twin Cities’ Rental Electric Scooters

MinnPost answers your most pressing questions.

Paul Ryan to Visit Best Buy HQ on Monday

Rep. Erik Paulsen will also attend the event with Best Buy employees.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 2018 Session of the MN Legislature Was a Failure. But Whose Failure Was It?

Reaction to Gov. Mark Dayton’s session-gutting act — vetoing two bills that contained the bulk of the Legislature's work this year — depended almost exclusively on which political tribe one belonged to.

Tax Measure Veto, Bonding Bill Failure Upend Legislative Session Five Days Before It Ends

Optimism has been replaced by a darker mood at the Capitol, one that speaks to a realization that time is running out to get anything substantive done this session.

The Fight Has Already Begun in the Legislature Over How Political Districts will be Drawn in 2021

Apparently, there’s no time like the present to start thinking, and fighting, about the process.

With a Long List of To-Dos and Not Much Time, What Can the MN Legislature Get Done This Session?

Facing a May 21 deadline, Republicans in control of the House and Senate are scrambling to get several key proposals to the governor’s desk.

Who Pays, Who Saves Under the Three Tax Plans Proposed at the MN Legislature

In shaping their plans, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders have applied their own political philosophies on who should pay more or less, resulting in dramatically different proposals.

Why Talks of a ‘Benefits Cliff’ are Permeating Throughout Higher Minimum Wage Discussions

As St. Paul prepares to create its own minimum wage, the City Council wants to know: What are the impacts of a higher wage for those now getting public assistance?

Minnesota House Leaders Unveil Major Changes to Sexual Harassment Policy

The Legislature is exempt from the state’s data practices law, so information about sexual harassment complaints and investigations is not public, and top leaders have been reluctant to release any details.

Monitoring Tech Developed for Super Bowl LII is Emboldening Minneapolis Police Surveillance

The application, FieldWatch, gives every officer in the field with an iPhone the ability to stream video from his or her location back to a central command center.

Why are Minnesota Lawmakers Now Talking About a Government Shutdown?

The motivation behind two bills debated this week at the Legislature is the same: to have some funding for programs if the state government ever shuts down again.

$15 Minimum Wage for St. Paul is ‘Already Decided,’ Says Mayor Melvin Carter

Mayor Melvin Carter’s remarks came at a meeting that functioned as something of a preview of his “State of Our City Summit” on Saturday.

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