State election officials have rejected a challenge from Wisconsin Democrats that phony "protest" candidates should not be allowed to run in the Democratic Party primaries. A nonpartisan elections board said the government cannot investigate or make subjective judgements about candidates' political beliefs.
White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites
Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.
Minnesota Aurora's first ever game ends with draw before sellout crowd
More than 5,200 came out to see the game.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Democratic Campaign Committee makes first ad buy in 8th District race
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its first ad in Minnesota Saturday that targets Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District race for Congress -- a day after the National Republican Congressional Committee started running ads against Cravaack's opponent, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
Gubernatorial rematch set for Wisconsin recall election
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary Tuesday to run against Republican Gov. Scott Walker for the second time in less than two years. The general election is June 5.
Gov. Walker recall officially on in Wisconsin
What will surely be one of the most watched political contests in the country has just started next door. Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, is facing a historic recall after more than a year of high-profile protests. So what happens next? Talking Points Memo explains the process, while the Los Angeles Times explores what this means for the presidential race and the larger political climate.
Effort to recall Wisconsin governor gets 50,000 signatures in 48 hours
Democrats and union leaders behind the effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say they've collected 50,000 signatures in 48 hours. Recall organizers need to average 9,000 signatures a day to get the 540,000 needed to force a recall election of Walker.
Recount: Dem challenger wins final Wisconsin Senate recall
The final tally shows Democrat John Lehman defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard by 834 votes, the Associated Press reports. A victory would give Democrats a one-seat majority in the Senate. Wanggaard has indicated he may challenge the final count in court.
Gains by Democrat have analysts calling North Dakota Senate race a toss-up
The race to succeed retiring Democrat Kent Conrad is too close to call at the moment. The Cook Political Report changed its outlook after a poll showed Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp with a slight lead over Republican Congressman Rick Berg.
Wisconsin recall supporters have 900,000 valid signatures; board to make final decision Friday
Elections officials are expected to recommend a recall election go forward at meeting Friday. Supporters collected more than 900,000 valid signatures for a special election challenging Gov. Scott Walker. Despite charges of widespread fraud, elections officials rejected only 3 percent of the signatures collected.
Organizers behind Wisconsin governor recall say they collected one million signatures
Recall supporters in Wisconsin say they are submitting one million signatures, which is nearly twice the number needed to trigger a recall election. The state elections board must verify the signatures, which could take months. Democrats are still searching for a candidate to run against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
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