The DFLer was preferred by 47% of those polled while Jensen was preferred by 42%. When a similar sampling was asked in June, Walz and Jensen were virtually tied with 42% supporting Walz and 40% supporting Jensen.
A look at two pieces of hit lit aimed at DFL state House candidate Ethan Cha of Woodbury and GOP incumbent Rep. Greg Boe of Chanhassen.
IHS Markit predicts U.S. GDP will decline and unemployment rates will rise. Meanwhile, state economists are working to determine how a recession will affect tax collections.
So far, 2022 is looking like a comparable – though slightly better – year for early and mail voting than 2018, the last midterm and governor election in Minnesota.
The down-ballot contest is this year one of a handful of secretary of state races across the U.S. testing whether the Donald Trump-led denial of the 2020 election results has political potency.
Much of campaign fundraising tends to focus on how much candidates have raised, with campaigns frantically raising money leading up to reporting deadlines to assure their totals connote strength. But independent expenditure committees are the source of real money in politics.
The DFL has been losing support in northern Minnesota, and court-determined redistricting has changed the political map. A MinnPost analysis shows these five Senate races and 15 House races are the ones to watch in 2022.
It could be close. The DFL has dominated statewide elections in Minnesota, but the party hasn’t fared as well in legislative and congressional races. The 2020 election in which Joe Biden topped Donald Trump by 7 percentage points saw the GOP keep control of the state Senate by one seat and get close to replacing the DFL in the House majority.
The cursed part of the now-$2.74 billion extension of the current Green Line is a tunnel that makes up just 2,870 feet of the 14.5 mile route from Target Field to Eden Prairie.
It’s called ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – a move to consider issues such as climate change, social justice and equity as state and local governments decide where to invest funds.
The Minnesota state primary, the State Fair and Labor Day are now behind us, which can mean only one thing around MinnPost…
And as much as the Jensen campaign would prefer to talk about public safety and the economy, Jensen frequently returns to what got him into the race: the COVID-19 pandemic and how the medical community and state government responded.
Rather than follow the normal pattern of findings and recommendations, the review by the Office of the Legislative Auditor was instead an explanation of a lot that was already known about how the project’s budget and timeline expanded.
In an interview with MinnPost, the interim director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota talked about efforts to train teachers on how best to teach students about the Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews.
An order this week by the special redistricting panel created by the state Supreme Court said the state and Carver County, the two named defendants in Wattson v. Secretary of State, must pay $479,927.12 in attorney fees and $1,079.04 in court costs to three batches of attorneys.
Back in spring 2020, it was Trump’s “Liberate Minnesota” tweet against a TikTok song-and-dance video suggesting Minnesota was among the states not keeping people safe from COVID. Two years later, how analysts have ranked Minnesota’s pandemic response are sometimes – but not always – cited in the race for governor.
Our return to quasi-normalcy means when the fair kicks off, the politicians who flock to the fair grounds can talk about not having a special session.
There are two Supreme Court seats on the ballot, 10 for the Court of Appeals and 94 for District Court. In only one race — a District Court race in Shakopee — is there more than a single choice for voters.
Walz’s official press conference touting state help for metro law enforcement efforts came a day before alarming state crime stats were released.
Jensen carried more than 87 percent of the vote on the GOP side of the primary and Walz had 97 percent. While the separate primaries are hard to compare, more state voters chose DFL ballots than GOP ballots by nearly 110,000.