The DFL is expected to retain the state House, while close races in St. Cloud, Rochester and Austin could determine whether the GOP retains its slim majority in the Minnesota Senate.
From bellwether Legislature races to congressional district vote totals, here are the things MinnPost writers will be paying attention to as Minnesota starts counting votes Tuesday.
The data offers a look at the state of the races that are likely to determine control of the Legislature, particularly the state Senate.
The most recent reports show money raised and spent between September 15 and Oct. 19.
At stake in the 2020 election is control of the Minnesota Senate — and a role in deciding what congressional and legislative districts will look like for the next decade.
Most polls show majority support for Gov. Tim Walz’s handling of the pandemic. But there are big differences when it comes to how the response is viewed among Twin Cities voters and how it’s seen in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota.
A campaign mailer opposing a GOP state senator ties the lawmaker to eliminating protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The evidence? Tweets sent by the Republican Party of Minnesota.
The state’s Office of Management and Budget says actual tax collections have been better than initially predicted when COVID-19 hit Minnesota.
The Senate’s approval of the $1.9 billion legislation on Thursday marked the end of a strange, months-long process, one that involved five special sessions and a lot of discussions over things that had very little to do with public construction projects.
The Walz campaign’s frantic appeals offer a case study in modern campaign fundraising tactics, with perpetual requests that play on emotion, partisanship and the pressure of (sometimes fake) deadlines.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman anticipates at least six Republicans to support the deal when it comes to a vote Wednesday.
While precautions around COVID-19 have changed how the so-called ground game is being conducted by political groups in Minnesota this year, they haven’t eliminated it.
A GOP campaign mailer says a DFL lawmaker in the Minnesota House “stood with the criminals,” and “voted to allow our cities to defund our police.” Is that a fair critique — or a massive stretch?
The race between longtime GOP state Sen. Warren Limmer and DFL challenger Bonnie Westlin in Senate District 34 has become a proxy fight for groups from outside the district, waged largely over broader themes, from redistricting and gun safety to criminal justice reform and recreational marijuana.
MinnPost looked at the fundamentals of the districts along with data from the parties, interest groups and political caucuses to arrive at a batch of races that could determine control of the House and Senate.
The most recent reports filed by Minnesota political committees show activity — both money raised and money spent — through Sept. 15.
The program, funded with $100 million of federal CARES Act money, directs money to landlords, banks and utilities for people who’ve fallen behind on payments due to the pandemic.
I have worked for other news outlets where chasing the daily story was expected. The MinnPost strategy is better — and a lot more fun.
If Catholic Charities CEO Tim Marx has a message for those who will continue working to address homelessness in the region after he leaves the organization, it’s this: It’s not too late.