A coalition of faith groups pushing what it calls an “equity agenda” is launching a drive to get 56,000 voters to Minnesota polling places this fall. The effort by ISAIAH was getting under way Wednesday with a state Capitol news conference.
The Secretary of State’s office estimates that only 9.8 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Minnesota’s primary election. Spokesman Nathan Bowie says the turnout number is preliminary and unofficial. He says it won’t be finalized until counties finish submitting data.
During his weekly radio address to the nation, President Obama explained more about the operations he authorized in Iraq. The Republican Response was given by U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota, Mike McFadden.
We here at the WCCO.com Twins Blog are naturally big baseball fans, so we always look forward to the All-Star Game. All the more so this season because the Mid-Summer Classic is being held at Target Field. One of the joys of baseball’s annual honor for the best in the game, is that fans get to play a significant role in selecting who gets play in the game.
When it comes to the best places to live in America, voters say Duluth takes the cake over Minneapolis — according to Outside’s online poll.
Everybody who has ever wanted their name on an election ballot in Minnesota can take that step for the next two weeks. Candidate filing for the 2014 campaign opens Tuesday and runs for two weeks. It covers anyone running for state and federal office.
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A Minnesota panel that led a pilot project around an electronic voter verification process is urging the Legislature to authorize a more extensive study this fall. The Electronic Roster Task Force was meeting Friday to finalize a report and proposed legislation.
Move over, San Francisco. Step aside, Honolulu. Nice try, New Orleans. The most romantic getaway in North America is none other than Pig’s Eye. Minnesota’s capital was just named the winner of USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
With Minnesota’s new online voter registration system in legal limbo, state lawmakers are starting to map out a backup plan.
When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, which ones comes to mind? Probably Paris, maybe Venice, perhaps even somewhere like Buenos Aires. How about adding Pig’s Eye to that list? Scoff if you must, but Minnesota’s capital is currently one of the finalists in USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
A Minnesota task force studying a higher-tech voter verification process leaned away Monday from recommending that electronic poll books be mandatory in every precinct for the 2014 statewide election.
One: It was confusing. Two: It took far longer to count the ballots than supporters said it would. Three: It was a fix for a system that wasn’t broken. That is my ballot. What’s yours?
Minneapolis has a new Mayor!