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DFL District 27A candidate focused on improving the area economy

A Hayward man running for the District 27A DFL endorsement said he is concerned about the local economy and would like to run for office ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

DFL, MN GOP approves emergency measures to protect against coronavirus

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Executive Committee met Thursday and approved a slate of emergency measures designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. These measures include: ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Senate GOP pushes crime legislation that does not include gun restrictions

By Tim Pugmire Minnesota Senate Republicans Tuesday pushed a package of bills they say would make communities safer. The measures would encourage Minneapolis and St. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Secretary of state: Super Tuesday website mistake won’t be repeated

By Tim Nelson Secretary of State Steve Simon says there won’t be a repeat of the Super Tuesday lapse that sent people using the state’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Council approves classification and compensation study implementation

The Austin City Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of implementing certain components of the classification and compensation study during its regular meeting Monday ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Klobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse Biden

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

SAN DIEGO — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Sanders’ rise fuels Dems’ angst over keeping House control

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ ascendancy as Democrats’ leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Presidential Primary to have extended voting hours in Mower County

The Minnesota Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) is Tuesday, March 3, marking the first time in decades the state is participating in “Super Tuesday.” According to ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

WASHINGTON — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel ‘peripheral’

MINNEAPOLIS — It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

MPR News/Star Tribune poll: 44% approve of the job Trump is doing

By Matt Sepic and John Enger A new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows President Trump’s approval rating at 44 percent in the state, while ... Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

County caucuses take place this Tuesday

As the 2020 primary/caucus machine continues rumbling forward, Minnesota will get it’s first chance, along with 13 other states, to hold its primary on March ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Supporting farm safety and consumer protections

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 During my time in the Minnesota Senate, I have always recognized the importance of farm safety. Agriculture is ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Rural lawmakers push back against ‘clean cars’ proposal

Gov. Tim Walz’s proposal to implement a “clean cars” rule in Minnesota came under fire at the state Legislature Wednesday. Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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