Politics in Minnesota

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Financial reports inform congressional races

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:40pm
About half of state’s congressional districts await competitive primary or general election battles.

State works to ready medical pot program

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:35pm
The political bluster and posturing around the controversial law have been replaced by the urgent efforts of state staff to implement it.

In ‘nonpartisan’ Hennepin sheriff’s race, Stanek challenger seeks DFL endorsement

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:30pm
Although the office is technically nonpartisan, Eddie Frizell’s announcement sets the stage for an uncharacteristically competitive contest to run law enforcement operations in the state’s most populous county.

Gay marriage faces small-business backlash

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:55pm
What's at stake following the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is how the country will reconcile deep-seated disagreements over competing rights to religious exercise, free speech and equal treatment.

Hillary Clinton’s non-campaign strategy

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:19am
Are Hillary Clinton’s recent mishaps a predictable consequence of her campaign strategy?

A little help from their friends, part I

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:37pm
DFL-aligned spending groups marshal their forces.

Inflammatory comments put spotlight on 47A primary

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:31pm
Bob Frey’s sodomy screed draws national attention to Carver County race.

Sort and deliver: A look inside MN’s Central Mail division

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:20pm
The Capitol Central Mail department processes and delivers incoming mail to an assortment of 23 state buildings.

Time for an Academy of Public Service

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:05pm
The social capital that sustains political visions and engagements has been allowed to depreciate as we have been waging a cultural war amongst ourselves since the late 1960s.

Buffett, Gates and Adelson don’t get immigration

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:02pm
The three authors of a recent New York Times op-ed incorrectly imagine that everyone important in Washington are merely squabbling over petty details of comprehensive immigration reform.

Do-nothing Congress is your fault

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:00pm
If political polarization is driven by the public, how can Congress be so much more polarized than the people?

Supreme Court sides with Kahn campaign in election judge petition

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:49pm
Rep. Phyllis Kahn's re-election campaign won a legal victory on Tuesday after a Supreme Court order affirmed that an election judge accused of attempting to sway voters toward Kahn's opponent, Mohamud Noor, should no longer interact with voters.

Liberals assessing 2016 as Clinton weighs bid

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:43pm
Liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the economy and immigration.

Budget gimmick wins bipartisan embrace

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:40pm
‘Pension smoothing’ would free dollars for nation’s highways.

Mills outraises Nolan, who holds cash advantage

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:26pm
US Rep. Rick Nolan holds a cash advantage over his GOP challenger, Stewart Mills, in the race for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, but Mills outraised the longtime Democrat this reporting cycle, according to campaign finance numbers released on Tuesday.

Home health care workers set to vote on unionization in August

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:21pm
Activists that successfully sparked a union election for home health care workers in Minnesota must now pivot toward an August vote among their ranks on whether to actually form the bargaining unit, according to a timeline released by the state Bureau of Mediation Services.

DFL party backing Otto with phone banks, perhaps more ahead of primary against Entenza

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:30pm
While State Auditor Rebecca Otto's primary challenge from former Rep. Matt Entenza isn't the DFL's top priority, party phone lines across the state are humming in support of Otto.

Same-sex marriage money flows quietly

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:34pm
A relative handful of individuals lead the donor pack.

Allegations keep flying in Noor-Kahn contest

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:28pm
The tooth-and-nail contest between 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Somali newcomer Mohamud Noor continues to draw allegations of violence, intimidation and voter suppression from both sides of the race.

Kihne: Loon challenge not just over gay marriage

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:15pm
Conservative activist Sheila Kihne tries to broaden her strategy as she takes a former ally to August primary.