Volunteers Working To Get Voters Registered TodayAs things continue to heat up and intensify in the race for the White House, candidates and state officials want everyone who qualifies to exercise their right to vote.
MN Senate Rejects Environment Bill Key To Session Wrapup; New Votes PossibleThe Minnesota Senate has rejected a bill to fund environmental and agricultural programs that's key to a successful wrapup to the legislative session.
Vote On The 2015 'Flavor Of The Fair'We are just about three months away from the Great Minnesota Get Together, so it's time to start thinking about fair foods! You can help choose this year's "Flavor of the Fair."
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Bid To Open Polling Places Sooner Advances But Has Big ClimbMinnesota's first big run with no-excuse absentee voting has some lawmakers setting their sights on a more-expansive form of early balloting for future elections. Legislation moving in the Minnesota Senate would establish a 15-day early voting window before an election when polling places would be open, including on those Saturdays.
Minnesota Voters Turn In Lowest Turnout Since 1986The fall election produced Minnesota's lowest voter turnout since 1986, according to results certified Tuesday. Final figures for this November's election put participation at 50.5 percent of eligible voters. That's the smallest percentage since 48 percent voted in the 1986 election.
4 Things To Know: Election Day EditionDo you have some last minute questions before heading to the polls? Here are four things you need to know before heading out the door.
Minnesota Candidates Scrounge For Late VotesThe leading candidates for Minnesota's top offices are spending the final campaign weekend giving pep talks to the party faithful knocking on doors and calling persuadable voters. Democratic Sen. Al Franken told canvassers in a St. Paul suburb that races are "won at the door" and says his 312-vote win six years ago proves nothing can be taken for granted.
She Became A U.S. Citizen At 97, Now She's Casting Her First VoteFor the first nine decades of her life, Chengyi Pan was a Chinese citizen. She remembers the days during World War II when American pilots dropped daily supplies, including toothpaste and chocolate.
Early Voting Up 65 Percent In MinnesotaA steady flow of people filed into Hennepin County's election office Wednesday and waited their turn to cast their ballot in the 2014 November general election. Deputy Secretary of State Beth Frazier says the use of absentee ballots is up 65 percent this year compared to the 2010 election. "The pace is higher, is faster than it was in 2010," Frazier said. "More people are voting absentee than they did in the last non-presidential election."
Politicians Hit Voters With Direct Mail With 1 Week Until Election DayMinnesota is one week out from Election Day, and many political campaigns are going "old school." Thousands of Minnesota mailboxes are filling up with campaign literature.
Absentee Ballot Voting Up 65 Percent From Last Mid-TermMinnesotans have been avoiding long lines on Election Day by voting early this year.