Secretary of State

Minnesota's 1965 Leaders Honored On 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights ActThe Minnesota Secretary of State honored four surviving members of the Congressional delegation who came from different political parties, but share a bond. They all worked to pass the landmark Voting Rights Act to reverse decades of discrimination at the polls.
More Complaints Surface About Sportswear CompanyWCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.
Businesses Start New Year With New Registration OptionBusinesses of a new stripe are registering in a Minnesota.
Ritchie Reflects On 8 Eventful Years As Secretary Of StateThe final election results are in: Minnesota had its lowest voter turnout since 1986. The state canvassing board officially certified the 2014 voter turnout at 50.5 percent. It's one of the last official acts for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
Simon's Wish List: June Primary, Early VotingSteve Simon is preparing to hop from one branch of Minnesota's government to another.
Good Question: Why Do We Vote For Judges In Minn.?When you voted Tuesday, you probably noticed a lot of judges on the ballot. This puzzled Kirk from Oak Park Heights because he knows the governor also appoints them. On Washington County's sample ballot, there were 28 judge seats. Twenty-four were unopposed.
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. Unofficial numbers from the secretary of state estimate Tuesday's turnout at 50.31 percent, well below the projection of 55 to 60 percent.
Simon Keeps SOS In Democratic HandsDemocratic state Rep. Steve Simon has been elected secretary of state, defeating Republican former state Rep. Dan Severson. Simon will take over as Minnesota's chief elections officer from Democrat Mark Ritchie, who chose not to run again.
Despite Early Voting, Minnesotans Head To Polls In Big NumbersMinnesotans are proud to say they lead the nation in turnout, and a change in state law meant some people voted early instead of waiting for Election Day.
Severson's Site Goes Down Week Before ElectionRepublican Secretary of State hopeful Dan Severson is suggesting his website was hacked for political reasons. Severson's campaign website crashed earlier this week. At news conference in St. Paul Friday, he said an early investigation shows it was breached by outsiders but they haven't identified who did it.
U Of M's Humphrey School Hosts Madeleine AlbrightAt the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, future leaders heard from the original "Madam Secretary" -- Madeleine Albright.
Severson Says He'd Boost Military Voting Republican Secretary of State hopeful Dan Severson says Minnesota should do more to help military members overseas to cast their ballots. Dan Severson says delays in mailing ballots and lack of awareness has brought military voter participation as low as 5 percent.