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Minnesota Primary Turnout Estimated At 9.8 Percent

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.

08/13/2014

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McFadden Aiming To Unseat Sen. Al Franken

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.

08/10/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Voting

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.

06/19/2014

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Duluth Beats Minneapolis In ‘Best Town’ Showdown

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.

06/04/2014

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Being A Minnesota Candidate Requires Signup Soon

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.

05/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-30-14

CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to hear reaction to the verdict in the Byron Smith Trial and other notable highlights from today’s show with Dave Lee.

04/30/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-29-14

Wild win in Game 6! To listen to Mike Max and Sid Hartman’s Recap, Click the LINK ABOVE to go to the Podcast Page

04/29/2014

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Minn. Task Force Seeks New Voting Rosters Study

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.

01/31/2014

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USA Today: St. Paul Is North America’s ‘Best Romantic Getaway’

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.

01/29/2014

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Amid Legal Tussle, Minn. Lawmakers Mull Voter Tool

With Minnesota’s new online voter registration system in legal limbo, state lawmakers are starting to map out a backup plan.

01/28/2014

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St. Paul Leading ‘Romantic Getaway’ Poll

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.

01/08/2014

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Minn. Voting Roster Upgrade Could Happen Slowly

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.

12/09/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Ranking Ranked-Choice Voting

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?

11/09/2013

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11-8 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minneapolis has a new Mayor!

11/08/2013

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Independence Question Vexes Minn. Campaign Board

Minnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.

11/05/2013

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