Walz Wins Governorship, DFL Takes MN House in 2018 Midterm Elections

Meanwhile, voters in Minnesota’s most populous county elect two political newcomers over longtime incumbents, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.

Why the Nation’s Eyes Will Turn to Minnesota on Election Day

Control of Congress doesn’t hinge on Minnesota’s contested House districts, but it depends on districts like them across the country.

What Local Businesses are Doing to Boost Voter Participation on Election Day

Anytime Fitness, Askov Finlayson, Clockwork, Nice Ride, Target are among the companies in the Twin Cities that have enacted policies including full closures, adjusted hours, and more, to ensure employees get to the polls.

Facing Boycott Threats, Land O’Lakes Pulls Support for GOP Rep. Steve King

Twitter erupted with calls for boycotts against Land O’Lakes over a June donation to King’s campaign, as King is oft criticized as being a white nationalist, and otherwise divisive voice.

Minnesota’s Buffer Law is Likely to Change — No Matter Who Wins the Governor’s Race

With Gov. Mark Dayton leaving office, the buffer law has become one of the top natural resource issues in the governor’s race between Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz.

How Minnesota Stacks Up Against the States Our Gov. Candidates Fear the Most

Republican Jeff Johnson says Minnesota will become California if DFLer Tim Walz is elected. If the opposite happens, Walz threatens Mississippi.

In the Race for Minnesota Governor, It’s No More Mr. Nice Guys

The two major party nominees, Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz, once made a thing out of their personal camaraderie. With less than a month to go before the election, though, that chumminess has disappeared.

In Minnesota, American Indians Often Fare Worse Than Other Groups

The homeless encampment along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis has brought new attention to a long-standing and widespread problem.

Whether Kavanaugh Is or Isn’t Confirmed, Minnesota Republicans See a Midterm Election Boost

Conservatives have overwhelmingly rallied to the defense of Kavanaugh.

Do the Economics of Density Really Create Affordable Housing?

A draft of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan proposes building fourplexes across the city, sparking a heated debate among residents and policymakers.

Minnesota’s Political Campaigns are Spending a Ton Online to Influence Your Vote

Facebook and Google are among the top targets.

What You Need to Know About the ‘Full-Service Community Schools’ Model That’s Getting High-Profile Political Support in MN

By reducing barriers for students and their families — addressing basic needs like stable housing, job training and mental and physical health care — such schools aim to better equip at-risk students to succeed.

Minnetonka Votes in Favor of Raising Tobacco Sale Age to 21

Minnetonka will be the 12th city in Minnesota to join the Tobacco 21 effort aimed at preventing youth nicotine addiction.

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.”

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.

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?

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

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