Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District Rep. Keith Ellison's campaign has $142,959 in the bank for his re-election bid against Republican Chris Fields, a campaign report said Friday. The Democrat Ellison will face off against Fields in a debate Aug. 29 at the Minnesota State Fair.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
'Scumbag': Ellison-Fields debate turns nasty
A debate between Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields got uncomfortably testy when Fields accuses Ellison of spending campaign cash to dig up dirt on his divorce. Ellison calls him a "low-life scumbag" and a "gutter-dweller."
Republicans endorse Chris Fields to run against Rep. Keith Ellison
Fields humbly accepted the GOP endorsement and will now look to challenge incumbent Rep. Ellison for his congressional seat. Ellison has represented Minnesota's Fifth District since 2007.
After 'scumbag', final Ellison-Fields debate canceled
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields will not have their final debate in the wake of their last meeting in which the two candidates went after each other in a series of testy verbal exchanges.
Cravaack has nearly $900K on hand for re-election bid
Freshman Minnesota Republican Chip Cravaack released his campaign finance report Friday, which revealed that he has $898,681 in cash on hand for his re-election bid for the traditionally DFL-leaning congressional district in northern Minnesota. The figure is more than triple the amount Former Sen. Tarryl Clark has, who is expected to be the top fundraiser among three DFLers competing in an Aug. 14 primary.
GOP challenger claims Rep. Ellison is 'militantly anti-America'
Congressman Keith Ellison’s Republican opponent calls the 5th District Representative ‘militantly anti-American. Minnesota Public Report reports Chris Fields claims Ellison "attacked the Pledge of Allegiance, voted countless times to throw our troops serving in harm's way to the wolves and teamed up with Barney Frank to destroy the banking industry." Ellison's campaign calls Fields’ email ‘divisive’ and ‘toxic’.
Bachmann exchanged letters with Ellison before Muslim Brotherhood accusations
There was apparent communication between Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her Democratic Congressional colleague Keith Ellison before Bachmann's recent claims that Ellison had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood on a nationally syndicated talk show. But in her 16-page letter to Ellison, Bachman never raised suspicions about his alleged ties to the organization.
Ellison challenger makes race an issue
Republican candidate Chris Fields wants to make this fall's election a referendum on race, the Star Tribune reports. Both he and 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., are black. Fields says Ellison has failed his black constituents, which Ellison strongly denies. "I'm fighting for the whole district," the third-term incumbent says.
Ellison, Fields briefly say 'hello' but take questions separately from panel
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields briefly passed each other and said polite "how do you dos" Tuesday, but they did not have a face-to-face debate as had been previously scheduled, MPR reports. The two sat separately to take questions as part of a panel discussion. The candidates did not hold a final debate after a testy exchange last week.
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