The only Republican formally running for Minnesota Secretary of State abruptly halted his campaign on Monday.
Another Democratic state lawmaker is joining the race for Minnesota secretary of state. State Rep. Steve Simon of Hopkins announced his plans Tuesday. He is chairman of the House Elections Committee.
Minnesota lawmakers are considering an incremental shift toward a system of early voting amid signs that a broader expansion would prove difficult.
Minnesota led the nation in voter turnout again this year with a remarkable 76 percent of voters going to the polls on Election Day.
A Minnesota state lawmaker is getting worldwide attention for his pro-gay comments he made during a hearing and those comments are now been seen on YouTube. In 48 hours, there were more than 180,000 views.