At one point, 7th District Democrats had three possible candidates, but two no longer live in the district after the state redrew its political maps. And the third says he’s leaving the U.S. to fight for Ukraine.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
The 20 hopefuls will first run in a May 24 primary before an Aug. 9 special election, the winner of which will represent the district until the winner of the November regular election takes over.
Both supporters and opponents of two potential copper-nickel mines have used the war in Ukraine to underscore their stances on the projects.
In a year where Republicans are promoting a “tough on crime” posture, the expungement bill is one of the few criminal justice reform measures that Democrats hoped some in the GOP-led Senate would support.
More than three-quarters of the state experienced severe or extreme drought last year, which farm groups said was particularly tough on cattle and dairy farmers who can’t rely on crop insurance in the same way farmers for commodity crops like corn and soybeans can.
According to Minnesota law, a special election must be held to fill Hagedorn’s seat on Aug, 9, which is the same day as the midterm primary elections.
Outside the metro, Minnesota’s new political maps aren’t likely to spark a huge shift in power. But that doesn’t mean redistricting won’t lead to some important political developments.
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Providing Advanced Clinical Training (PACT) program offers $10,000 stipends to offset the cost of the unpaid internship requirement for social work masters’ degree students.
The debate has turned into a proxy fight over broader issues expected to play a role in the fall elections.
Following the killing of Amir Locke in Minneapolis, lawmakers are once again debating the issue.
New research from the University of Minnesota suggests wakesurf boats would need to run at least twice as far from shorelines, docks and other lake-goers for their waves to have the same impact as other common recreational boats used for sports like tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding.
The ruling wasn’t a total victory for mine opponents, however. The court ruled in favor of PolyMet and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on several other issues.
Rooted in Anishinaabe language, culture, traditions and beliefs, Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog — the department formerly known as Red Lake Family and Children’s Services — is designed to focus on intergenerational family wellness.
The panel also recommended the state raise application fees for Minnesota driver’s licenses and extend the validity of licenses to eight years.
Three years after Shopko declared bankruptcy and shuttered all its stores, many of the buildings have been put to new use.
Talon Metals Corp. wants to build an underground mine that would operate for nine years and primarily extract nickel, but also some copper, cobalt, platinum group metals and iron.
As one of the few DFLers representing a deep red area of Greater Minnesota, Marquart’s departure could play a role in who controls the House next year.
The Austin police department was researching the technology before an officer fatally shot Kokou Christopher Fiafonou in December.
What to know about where the $1 billion proposal stands today — and what’s in store for PolyMet in the coming year.
From pipelines to wildfire, a (non-exhaustive) list of the most memorable developments in Greater Minnesota this year.