In early November, Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne and Stearns counties had four of the state’s top five highest weekly case rates, leading to a rapid rise in hospitalizations and putting acute pressure on the region’s health systems.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
DFL House candidate John Persell maintains his loss was the result of factors unique to 2020. Republicans see the results as something else: confirmation of a changing political tide.
The shakeup raises questions about the future of agriculture policy in a Democratic party increasingly made up of lawmakers from the Twin Cities metro.
A Q&A with Barb Larson Taylor, coordinator of the college’s COVID-19 Response Team, about how the fall semester is going.
Four election takeaways.
The state Senate district that includes Austin and Albert Lea is one of few in Greater Minnesota that Republicans don’t control.
Though more than half the state’s population lives in the Twin Cities metro, residents in Greater Minnesota are currently making up a larger share of people dying of coronavirus.
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
The group has managed to boost watercraft inspections on some lakes in the Ely area and to begin inspections on other lakes that have never been monitored for invasive species. But the region is vast.
On paper, the contest between DFLer Kent Eken and GOP nominee Mark Larson for a crucial Moorhead-area state Senate seat should be competitive. So why has the race been so quiet?
In the race for Minnesota Senate District 26, which encompasses much of Rochester — including the Mayo Clinic — DFL candidate Aleta Borrud has tried to tie three-term GOP Sen. Carla Nelson to Trump, and particularly to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Though Democratic candidates in the six districts maintain they have a shot to upset their Republican opponents, the lack of activity to boost their candidacies reflects the GOP’s growing strength and confidence in Greater Minnesota.
A new ad from the primary super PAC of House Democrats slams Republican congressional candidate Michelle Fischbach for voting in favor of a bill that included the state’s buffer rule, an environmental policy that DFLers have long supported.
A new generation of small growers is stepping into the complex world of farming. They hope to change our fragile agricultural systems.
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht is helping facilitate the president’s campaign stop, a highly anticipated event for the city of 15,000 people. At the same time, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat in the Minnesota Senate.
The ruling comes out of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of environmental nonprofits and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, which had accused the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of trying to bend rules to suppress criticism from the Environmental Protection Agency.
This week a handful of Minnesota districts kicked off their new formats of part in-person, part-distanced learning.
Minnesota-based Live Real Farms launched blends that contain 50% dairy milk and 50% almond or oat milk.
From St. Cloud and Austin to Lakeville and Woodbury, Republicans are hoping to swing close legislative races by tying DFL candidates to what they see as lawlessness — and efforts to dismantle the police — in Minneapolis.
The Virginia mayor describes himself as a “lifelong Democrat,” but endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 and Republican Rep. Pete Stauber in 2018.