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.
Minnesota Won't Dump Pension-Fund Holdings In Israeli BondsTop Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and passionate appeals from a group that argues the state is improperly taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
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.
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.
Governor, Senate, State House Are Minnesota PrizesMinnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what's at stake:
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.
Simon Pushes For Early Voting In MinnesotaDemocratic secretary of state candidate Steve Simon wants Minnesota to join the 33 states that allow early voting.
Steve Simon Wins DFL Nod For Top Election Official State Rep. Steve Simon is the DFL nominee for secretary of state. Simon turned back two frequent candidates, Dick Franson and Gregg Iverson, in Tuesday's primary.
DFLers Endorse Simon For Secretary Of StateState Rep. Steve Simon won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's endorsement on Saturday for secretary of state, an office that has played a key role in some close recent elections. Simon was declared the winner by acclamation in the only competitive race at the party's state convention after state Rep. Debra Hilstrom conceded.
Minnesota DFL Party Convention Convenes In DuluthMinnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state's Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state's minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.
GOP's Nguyen Drops Secretary Of State Run The only Republican formally running for Minnesota Secretary of State abruptly halted his campaign on Monday.