Plus: rising coronavirus cases in battleground states worry election officials; report finds former U officials were aware of abuse allegations against former assistant hockey coach; ND legislative candidate to remain on ballot after dying of COVID; and more.
Medcalf will be the paper’s first Black local news columnist, and has been given what Strib Editor Rene Sanchez calls “a blank canvas.”
MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters Friday she is “ deeply worried” about the new case numbers.
Plus: Erin Murphy cleared of wrongdoing by campaign finance board; Indigenous Minnesotans hospitalized for COVID-19 at six times the rate of whites; police group withdraws endorsement of GOP state House candidate over antisemitic post; and more.
MinnPost marks 13 years of nonprofit, public-service journalism by discussing the Supreme Court with esteemed reporter Linda Greenhouse, and raising crucial funds for the organization’s future.
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.
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?
Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination moves forward, political ad spending across Minnesota, and Minnesota likely isn’t the swing state the Trump campaign wants it to be.
Plus: Wisconsin reports more than 3,700 new coronavirus cases; judge denies prosecution’s request for 48-hour seal on filings in Floyd case; Met Council ponders fate of Northstar commuter rail line; and more.
Through 15 days in October, the state has reported 165 COVID-19 deaths.
Plus: 11 Twin Cities Salvation Army employees test positive for COVID-19 after work conference; MSP TSA agent dies from COVID-19; Southwest Journal to cease publication; and more.
Klobuchar has now questioned three Trump nominees to the Supreme Court as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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.
Red Wing’s five-year plan offers less daunting action items and more political accountability, its creators say.
Plus: Trump says it ‘looks like’ he is ‘going to win Minnesota’; U of M takes leading role in COVID trial; good chance of accumulating snow in northern Minnesota this weekend; and more.
The number of confirmed positives is up 1,189 from Tuesday’s count.
Plus: The Corcoran neighborhood tenants that evicted their landlord; white supremacists go church shopping in Murdock; First Avenue now available for private events; behind Spyhouse employees’ push to unionize; and more.
Trump’s retreat from the Minnesota airwaves, a very competitive Senate race (south of the border); and more.
Two DFLers asked to be removed from a list of more than 120 candidates who said they would fight efforts to mirror regulations written by other states, including the California rules Gov. Tim Walz hopes to adopt on cleaner-burning cars and electric vehicles.
Plus: prosecutors in Floyd case ask judge to restrict public access to motions and evidence; GOP cries foul over Minnesota AG’s inquiry into COVID-19 preparedness plan for Eric Trump rally; owners considering shutting down Southwest Journal; and more.