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Rep. Nolan edges out Mills in 8th district

Rep. Nolan edges out Mills in 8th districtThe race that was expected to be the closest in the state definitely lived up to those expectations
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Gridlock looming in state government? Both sides deny it

Gridlock looming in state government? Both sides deny itRepublicans will have a 72-62 edge in the House in 2015, after picking up 11 seats in Tuesday's election.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

77 percent passage rate for school levies

77 percent passage rate for school leviesEducation officials say Minnesota schools largely prevailed in Tuesday's election with requests for operating levies.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Walker wins re-election

Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Walker wins re-electionWisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker has defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke, winning re-election to a second term.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

Minnesota voter turnout falls to 50 percent

Minnesota voter turnout falls to 50 percentMinnesota's pride in its voter turnout took a beating this midterm election, with only about half of eligible voters taking the trouble to show up.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

Decision 2014: What happens now?

Decision 2014: What happens now?The ballots have been counted, and the dust from a contentious 2014 election is beginning to settle. So what happens now?
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Franken wins 2nd term in US Senate

Franken wins 2nd term in US SenateDemocrat Al Franken has defeated Republican challenger Mike McFadden to earn a second term in the U.S. Senate.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Dayton wins second term

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Dayton wins second termDemocrat Mark Dayton has won a second term as Minnesota governor in the capstone race of his long political career.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Republicans retake control of Minnesota House

Republicans retake control of Minnesota HouseRepublicans have grabbed control of the Minnesota House and broken up the Democrats' short run of one-party rule at the Capitol.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

DFLer Walz re-elected to Congress in S. Minnesota

DFLer Walz re-elected to Congress in S. MinnesotaDemocratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota's 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

US Rep. Collin Peterson survives re-election fight

US Rep. Collin Peterson survives re-election fightMinnesota's most senior member of Congress, Collin Peterson, has won his 13th term.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Kline wins 7th term in southern Minnesota seat

Kline wins 7th term in southern Minnesota seatGOP Rep. John Kline has won his 7th term in Congress despite a well-known comedian's intervention in the race.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Democratic US Rep. Betty McCollum wins 8th term

Democratic US Rep. Betty McCollum wins 8th termDemocratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum has won an 8th term in Minnesota's east metro 4th District.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Republican Tom Emmer wins Michele Bachmann's seat

Republican Tom Emmer wins Michele Bachmann's seatRepublican Tom Emmer has won the congressional seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Democrat Swanson wins 3rd term as attorney general

Democrat Swanson wins 3rd term as attorney generalMinnesota voters have re-elected Lori Swanson to a third term as attorney general, extending the DFL Party's 43-year lock on the office.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

GOP's Paulsen re-elected to Congress in suburbs

GOP's Paulsen re-elected to Congress in suburbsRepublican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has won a fourth term representing Minnesota's west suburban 3rd District.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Democrat Otto re-elected as state auditor

Democrat Otto re-elected as state auditorDemocrat Rebecca Otto has won a third term as state auditor, beating Republican challenger Randy Gilbert.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Democrat Keith Ellison wins 5th term in Congress

Democrat Keith Ellison wins 5th term in CongressVoters are sending Democrat Keith Ellison back to Congress for a fifth term representing Minnesota's urban 5th District.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Decision 2014: What you need to know

Decision 2014: What you need to knowAn election day guide to Decision 2014
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Polls open across Minn., Wis.

Polls open across Minn., Wis.Voters across Minnesota and Wisconsin are now casting ballots in a midterm election that will help shape policy on local, state and national levels.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Gov. Walker's Packers graffiti erased from stadium beam

Gov. Walker's Packers graffiti erased from stadium beamAn attempt by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to mark his Green Bay Packers' allegiance on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium didn't go as planned.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Elections

Metro Transit offers free rides to the polls

Metro Transit offers free rides to the pollsNew state law requires Metro Transit to give voters a free ride to the polls on this Election Day.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Elections

Minnesota Democrats get out the vote

Minnesota Democrats get out the voteWhen you have only hours left before the election and a whole state to cover, you board a bus.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections

GOP candidates make their final pitch

GOP candidates make their final pitchAfter more than a year of campaigning, it comes down to shaking hands.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Franken, McFadden shift to high gear on election's eve

Franken, McFadden shift to high gear on election's eveSen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden shifted into high gear on the campaign trail on Election eve.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections

Poll and new ad top governor's race

Poll and new ad top governor's raceBoth major party candidates for Minnesota Governor were pressing the flesh and greeting voters mid-day Monday.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Franken, McFadden face off in final debate

Franken, McFadden face off in final debateMinnesota Public Radio moderators Cathy Wurzer and Kerri Miller hosted the debate live on air at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago