Government & Politics

Daily Reformer: Warsame leaving the council? Trouble at DHS

Good afternoon! Toddler got a double ear infection so you’re getting your Daily Reformer during his nap. Let it be an epic nap! The mess gets...

Daily Reformer: Happy MLK Day

Good morning and happy MLK Jr. Day. Government is closed for the day, but Daily Reformer is not.  Gov. Tim Walz was at the 30th...

Rep. Dean Phillips: Clean up our campaign finance system

Editor's note: Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  When I speak to groups visiting Washington, D.C. or...

Measuring progress among black Americans since Dr. King’s death

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century...

Presidential primary voting starts in Minnesota today. What do polls and...

Want to see the maps? Check out our slideshow at the bottom of this story.  Minnesotans may not be first in the nation in the...

The answer to refugee-baiting? Minnesotanness.

I often joke that my graduate studies in anthropology became a life skill when I moved to Minnesota. The classic tools of the discipline...

Minnesota sent 5 newbies to Washington last year. What have they...

WASHINGTON — There’s a new crop of Minnesotans on Capitol Hill, and they’re hoping to stick around for a while.  Five of the state’s eight...

Senate leader tells televangelist he’s in a ‘spiritual battle’

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka used a recent interview with a conservative televangelist to share candid views about his faith and how it shapes...

Safe injection sites are successful internationally, so why did Minneapolis say...

In 2019, the city of Minneapolis recorded more than 1,300 drug overdoses, the most in at least a dozen years. At the start of...

The story of a school levy and what it means for...

WORTHINGTON — Before 2016, cheer coach and youth leader Jessica Lee Velasco, a 37-year-old mother of seven, mostly worried about coaching the girls on...
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