The majority of voters in nearly every St. Paul ward voted in favor of the rent stabilization ballot question.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was re-elected after one round of ranked-choice voting tabulation.
All the big races in St. Paul — the mayor’s race, a ballot measure on rent control and four school board races — were decided just before midnight.
A quick guide to what’s on the ballot, how ranked-choice voting works — and when to expect results.
It’s rare for candidates who lead in first-choice votes in ranked-choice elections to be defeated, but it can happen under certain circumstances.
Families with young kids have been waiting for months for news on when children under 12 would be eligible for vaccines. That time is coming soon.
In recent months, the cost of groceries, clothing, housing, gas and cars, among other goods, has been increasing, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Whoever wins council seats this November, they’ll only hold them for two years, when new elections will be held with newly drawn ward boundaries. The process of redrawing those boundaries is already underway.
People looking to cast doubt on the vaccines’ efficacy often cite a CDC study leaked by the New York Times saying viral loads were similar for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. But the study has serious limitations, and in any case doesn’t give the full picture on transmission.
After studies a decade ago revealed texts were effective at motivating voter behavior, the floodgates were opened.
Federal authorities recently authorized a third shot for some fully vaccinated groups. Here’s what you need to know about boosters.
Minnesotans report difficulty buying rapid tests and longer waits for test results, even as new cases of COVID-19 persist at high levels.
The boosters are available to people who got the Pfizer vaccine and meet certain other conditions.
For one thing, students are back in classrooms. For another, the delta variant is far more contagious than the original strain of coronavirus Minnesota saw last fall.
Between last Tuesday and Friday, the state added an average of 1,882 new cases per day, up from 1,557 new cases per day in the previous week.
The issue has greater urgency as the return to school coincides with a new wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the delta variant.