In 2018, Walz’s “One Minnesota” message fared reasonably well in Greater Minnesota, where the Mankato Democrat did better than some others in his party. Now he’s running for reelection as a St. Paul Democrat against a challenger who seeks to make larger inroads outside the Twin Cities metro.
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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.
The endorsements could influence the contests because Bakk remains a well known politician in the Iron Range area.
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 conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the campus in St. Peter and online via Zoom. Organizers say this year’s speakers include a range of scientists and academics who look at their work — and the world that influences it — through a lens that challenges mainstream ways of thinking.
Sen. Tina Smith is leading an effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to overhaul more than 60-year old U.S. Department of Agriculture programs aimed at helping low-income rural residents keep a roof over their heads and find other solutions to shrinking affordable housing in the heartland.
Providers lost revenue during the pandemic, and while the state distributed grants and funds to help, advocates warn it is not enough to keep providers across the state afloat.
States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
In Mankato, state grant recipient Christian Family Solutions is working to connect with people in Greater Minnesota who need help with a gambling addiction.
The governor’s flagship climate program was the target of sharp political backlash. Now, its impact could be limited, as the program could last just one year.
The federal bill had promised at least $100 million for every state. Now, Minnesota officials have an estimate of extra cash the state will get for having a lot of rural areas: $550 million.
In the last month, two Minnesota senators — Republicans Gene Dornink and Torrey Westrom — have had their residency questioned by people who want to remove the lawmakers from the ballot.
With his wife, Jackie, in the U.S. House gallery and his seven children seated before him, Finstad took the pledge to serve the residents of the 1st Congressional District.
The anti-establishment wing scored victories in places like Little Falls, Stillwater, Northfield and Red Wing.
“We cannot afford to subsidize ventures that are not delivering the promised speeds or are not likely to meet program requirements,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a news release.
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said the people investigating Sen. Gene Dornink waited “long periods” between visiting his homes and waited too long before submitting their complaint ahead of the Tuesday primary election.
The University of Minnesota, founded on tribal land with a history of injustices against Native Americans, is now finding ways to reckon with that past.
Farmfest has become the traditional first forum of state governor races, with candidates dressing down and often citing the most-recent relative who worked the land.
A new bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, would extend the subsidies for another three years, at a cost to the federal government of $64 billion.
Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips are among the first members of Congress to suggest a candidate other than President Biden should be on the presidential ticket in 2024.