Government & Politics

Walz says Minnesota ready for potential coronavirus spread: ‘Preparation is not...

Gov. Tim Walz, the state’s top health official and legislative leaders sought to reassure the public Monday that they are working to prepare for...

Six takeaways from Minnesota budget forecast, including coronavirus, inflation, GOP tax...

Minnesota’s projected budget surplus grew modestly, state budget officials said Thursday, swelling to $1.5 billion and immediately touching off fresh debate at the Capitol...

Why Minneapolis’ housing authority is selling 717 homes to itself

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will sell 717 of its housing units to a non-profit organization it created and runs called Community Housing Resources...

The missing number that means Minnesota’s surplus isn’t so big, after...

The first two weeks of Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session have been framed by the state’s projected $1.3 billion surplus, setting off debates at the...

First-time precinct caucus attendees packed meetings in Brooklyn Park: ‘It’s bigger...

Across the state, tens of thousands turned out for precinct caucuses, the small neighborhood gatherings that for years have had outsized influence in party...

U.S. Senate rejects two anti-abortion bills Forces some moderate Democrats into...

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t allow many bills to get floor votes these days, but he made an exception Tuesday for...

How Minnesota is working to shore up elections security ahead of...

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is gearing up for another battle for a second batch of federal elections security funding.   After a months-long feud...

These four counties show how Minnesota politics has changed while remaining...

The past few election cycles have seen massive shifts in the geographic balance of the two major parties, typified in the polarized Minnesota map...

Belying moderate image, Klobuchar bills make her one of the Senate’s...

WASHINGTON — As a presidential candidate, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar is regarded as a sensible centrist from the heartland who can appeal to moderate...

St. Paul needs more police officers, report says. Here’s how the...

The St. Paul Police Department needs more than 100 additional officers and staff, a study by the department says — a recommendation at odds with...
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