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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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
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!
Minnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.
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.
Jeanne Massey of FAIRVOTEmn joins Dave.