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Minnesota GOP political ad man’s side hustle as radio host could...

WASHINGTON — In appearances over the past year on a small AM radio station in Mankato, U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Blue Earth, discussed the...

In debate, Feehan questions Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s integrity; Hagedorn punches back

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s opponent accused him of corruption on Sunday night — citing information first revealed in a Minnesota Reformer investigation —...

Pence to cops in Minneapolis: “We’re with you”

The vice president and President Donald Trump’s daughter came to Minneapolis Thursday with a clear message: They’re with the cops. Vice President Mike Pence and...

2nd congressional district race delayed after sudden death of Legal Marijuana...

The sudden death of a congressional candidate in Minnesota’s 2nd District has forced a Feb. 9 special election, Minnesota’s top elections official announced on...

50 Minnesota state and federal races to watch in the 2020...

The presidential race alone is the source of enough election excitement this year, but there's plenty to keep track of at the state and...

$4.7 billion budget deficit, a pandemic-induced recession and redistricting await 2021...

Amid the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, all 201 legislative districts will be on the November ballot, and they’ll have just as much —...

American Public Media CEO Jon McTaggart to step down amid mounting...

The CEO of American Public Media, the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio, will step down amid mounting pressure from inside and outside the...

Catalytic converter thefts skyrocket. Blame high metal prices and the pandemic.

Back in March, John Smith parked his Prius in front of his home in Saint Anthony Park one day. That night, he heard metal...

No justice, no streets: Among the powerful women who are managing...

At 8:15 a.m. at George Floyd Square, 16 people — mostly women — are perched on chairs, benches and couches in between the idled...

Eden Valley police chief endorses force to put down demonstrators; petition...

A rural Minnesota police chief has come under fire for a Facebook post calling for the use of force against "criminal thugs" during the...

Some states won’t start counting votes until election night, including Minnesota

The country is ready for this presidential election to be over, but when it’s over it may not actually be over.  We’re used to getting...

“It only laid bare what was already there”: The Walz Reformer...

This post has been updated to correct a Walz error.  Minnesota Reformer: What is the plan for the budget deficit?  Walz: We're working it. And I,...

The Hagedorn rule: Government watchdogs say congressional family deals need oversight

WASHINGTON — Even if U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn loses his first re-election race in November and leaves office after a single, little noted term...

Unbeknownst to Trump during his lengthy speech in Bemidji, history pivots

BEMIDJI — During President Trump's rambling two hour speech in an airport hangar here in which he praised confederate general Robert E. Lee, bemoaned...

Biden in northeast Minnesota: “All Trump sees from Park Avenue is...

HERMANTOWN, St. Louis County — Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to rally the support of a crucial voter bloc here Friday that could be...

In debate, Jason Lewis veers into debunked conspiracy theories about wildfires...

Jason Lewis, the former talk radio host and one term Republican congressman veered into debunked conspiracy theories about wildfires and urban rioting during a...

Walz on this moment: ‘I don’t think you get another chance...

Gov. Tim Walz campaigned on the theme of “One Minnesota,” but the state he governs lately feels at times like it’s coming apart. The COVID-19...

A guide to early voting and voting by mail in Minnesota

Election Day is still six weeks away, but Minnesotans can start casting their ballots Friday. Friday is the first day of early voting, and the...

62 people leave homeless camp for hotel as more arrive

Only hours after outreach workers had reclaimed the site of a former homeless encampment in Minneapolis earlier this month, some 70 tents had already...

Uh-oh, is your ballot spoiled? Simon says: No problem.

Milk’s not the only thing that can spoil — ballots can, too. At least that’s what it’s called when a ballot is incorrectly filled...
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