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Minnesota state lawmaker reports threatening email to police

A Minnesota state senator on Sunday said he reported a threatening email to Lakeville police  State Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, is currently running for re-election...
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How an obscure election law at the center of 2nd district race turmoil came...

Former U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone’s 2002 death less than two weeks before Election Day created an unprecedented situation for Minnesota election administrators  — but...

Minnesota reports 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths

More than 94,100 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,994 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Friday include...

Minnesota reports 995 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths

More than 93,000 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,988 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Thursday include...

Workers at Classical MPR and The Current announce intent to unionize

Employees of Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music station and The Current, its contemporary music station, announced their intent to form a union on Thursday,...

Legal Marijuana Now candidate for 2nd congressional district dies, potentially triggering special election

Adam Weeks, who was running for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd District as the Legal Marijuna Now Party candidate, has died, a party official told...

Metro Transit workers authorize strike after rejecting “final offer” on one-year contract

Metro Transit bus drivers, light rail operators, mechanics and cleaners voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike on Wednesday after workers rejected the year-long contract...

Minnesota reports 690 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths

More than 92,000 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,985 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Wednesday include...

U.S. House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic...
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Republican lawmaker sues Minnesota’s top elections official to block mail-in ballot changes

A Minnesota Republican lawmaker is suing the state’s top elections official, seeking to block an extension to allow mail-in ballots to be counted up...

Minnesota reports 513 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths

More than 91,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,979 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Tuesday include...

HELP WANTED: Minnesota tax commissioner; Cynthia Bauerly exiting post

Cynthia Bauerly, the longest-serving commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Revenue, is departing the administration of Gov. Tim Walz after first being appointed to...

MPR and American Public Media employees demand leaders address racial and gender inequities

Employees at Minnesota Public Radio and its parent company American Public Media authored a letter to readers on Tuesday saying they’ve “lost trust in...

Minnesota reports 937 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths

More than 90,900 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,969 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Monday include...

Don’t listen to a certain president of the United States — voting twice carries consequences

Since President Trump has been out telling supporters to vote by mail and then go to the polls on Election Day and try to...

Minnesota reports 1,099 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths

More than 87,800 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,950 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Friday include...

More than 231,000 Minnesotans were jobless in August

Minnesota's unemployment rate was 7.4% in August, a decline of 0.2% from July as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stress businesses and workers. That means...

‘We can’t take it anymore’: Minneapolis principal says city feels out of control after...

North High School Principal Mauri Melander Friestleben stood on the corner of N. Dowling and N. Fremont avenues Tuesday, a day after a 17-year-old...

Pelowski busted paying rent, utilities with campaign money

DFL Rep. Gene Pelowski got dinged by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Brain Bakst reported on Twitter:  Pelowski ordered to reimburse his campaign...

Minnesota begins COVID-19 survey to find hot spots and gauge spread

The Minnesota Department of Health began a two-week survey of randomly selected households across the state on Monday to gauge the spread of COVID-19...
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