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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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Ranked-Choice Voting For Mpls. Mayor Explained

On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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10-28-13 Ranked Choice Voting On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Jeanne Massey of FAIRVOTEmn joins Dave.

10/28/2013

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10-25-13 David Hann On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Eden Prarie Republican met with Mark Ritchie yesterday.

10/25/2013

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Nominee Voting Open For 40th Annual “People’s Choice Awards”

The only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, “People’s Choice Awards”, has announced that voting is now open for the 40th annual award show.

10/24/2013

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10-15-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News

Online Voting Coming To Minnesota?

10/15/2013

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GOP Lawmakers Question New Minnesota Voter Portal

Top Republican legislators want an independent review of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s move to allow online voter registration. Four prominent GOP lawmakers accuse Ritchie of using “dubious authority” to set up the system without explicit legislative permission.

10/07/2013

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Minn. Now Permits Online Voter Registration

Minnesota can now register to vote from their computers or other remote devices, giving them an alternative to filling out a paper form. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s office announced the launch of the online voter registration system on Thursday.

09/26/2013

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MN Known For High Voter Turnout, But 700,000 Not Registered

On National Voter Registration Day, organizers are out trying to encourage more people to register to vote. There are still 700,000 eligible voters who haven’t registered.

09/24/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers End Push To Open Voting Early

Minnesota Democrats are giving up for the year on a push to change election law so people could start voting weeks before Election Day.

05/15/2013

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Mpls. Charter School Could Close After Losing Sponsor

Emily O. Goodridge-Grey Accelerated Charter School has been told its main source of funding won’t be renewed.

03/12/2013

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Senate Panel Studies Expanded Minn. Voting Window

A bill to open Minnesota voting booths two weeks before an election and allow voting on weekends is being aired for the first time.

02/20/2013

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Ritchie: Minnesota Officially No. 1 In Voting

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to voters.

11/27/2012

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Walker Says He Wants To End Same-Day Registration In Wis.

Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign a bill that ends same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, but he won’t make doing away with it a priority.

11/26/2012

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Ballot Hand Counts End In Mpls.

The hand counting of ballots from three Minneapolis precincts has wrapped up after technical printing errors caused some ballots to be un-scannable.

11/09/2012

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Minnesota’s Voter ID: What Was Supposed To Pass — Didn’t

Minnesota voters have shot down the Voter ID amendment, but even just a few weeks ago, it had overwhelming support. So, how did this happen?

11/07/2012

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Some Voting Problems Reported At Minneapolis Polls

There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.

11/07/2012

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Minn. Voters Decide On Gay Marriage, Photo ID

Minnesota voters voted on two major changes to their state constitution Tuesday, proposals to prohibit gay marriage and require photo identification for voting that sparked campaigns far more heated than usual for constitutional amendments.

11/06/2012

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Minn. Exit Poll: Gender Gap On Amendment

Voters’ views of Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Minnesota for The Associated Press:

11/06/2012

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