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.
Plus: St. Paul homeowners face 15% property tax hikes; a fire destroys one house and damages two others in Woodbury; Minneapolis police roll out Operation Endeavor; and more.
Plus: The DOJ is investigating the MPD’s handling of a 2016 death ruled a suicide; the Walker and MPR retire Rock the Garden; police officer-turned-politician Tony Bennett dies; Lizzo plays James Madison’s crystal flute; and more.
While some applauded the efforts, others, including students, say the university should be more transparent and include student voices in its decision-making.
Within hours, attorneys representing the plaintiffs, a group of Twin Cities parents, said they would appeal the seven-year-old school desegregation suit to the state Supreme Court.
We’re reaching out to voters in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota to find out what’s on their minds and to bring nuance to our understanding of the urban-rural divide we often hear about in election years.
One expert said the first and most important factor that should be considered is the older person’s feelings about leaving their home for a different living situation.
Plus: Three stories on housing affordability; officials plan to kill geese to help wild rice; Able brewery in northeast Minneapolis to close; and more.
Plus: Snow on the Gunflint; Hurricane Ian may cause Minnesota stadium to host Kansas City and Tampa; and more.
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.
A Wisconsin women described feeling “really shaky and faint” after ordering a cocktail with the cannabinoid delta-8 THC at a Minnesota bar.
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.
Plus: Beltrami County hands jail death criminal case to private firm to investigate; Rosemount City Council member resigns over altercation at her home with ‘political extremist’; Crookston enacts emergency ordinance in response to sale of THC products; and more.
Plus: Richfield secondary schools closed after threat; Stillwater skateboarder featured in documentary; and more.
Democrats are making abortion a campaign issue because it puts Republicans on the defensive and interferes with GOP efforts to make the mid-term a referendum on the economy and crime.
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.
Plus: ‘Drag Story Hour’ draws protesters and counter-protesters in St. Paul; Stella’s Fish Café in Uptown Minneapolis gets an emergency pest management visit; fallen Minnesota firefighters are honored; and more.
Final part in a four-part interview with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach, Chris Finch.
On Monday, it will hold its annual fundraiser at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.