Latest Politics

U Of M Cancels Michael Bloomberg Lecture Ahead Of Possible 2020 CampaignThe University of Minnesota has cancelled an upcoming lecture with Michael Bloomberg as the former New York City mayor is likely to launch a presidential campaign. 
Bloomington Residents Push Back Against Proposed $85M Community CenterSome Bloomington residents are pushing back against a proposal that would change the face of a popular park.
With So Many Political Polls, Why Are So Few People Called?With the presidential primaries just a few months away, expect to hear a lot about political polls. But who actually gets those calls?
Data On Minnesota Child Well-Being Shows Improvement, But Achievement Gaps RemainState child advocates have released new data on the well-being of Minnesota's children. The data showed some improvements, such as a drop in poverty. But an achievement gap persists.
Minnesota Senate Hearing Looks At Widespread Contracting ViolationsNewly released data show that nearly every Minnesota state agency has violated contract and spending laws over the past year.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Among Lawmakers Lambasting Richfield Schools Over Lunch DebtsSome state and federal lawmakers say no child should be shamed in the lunchroom over outstanding debts.
Joe Peschek's Hamline Politics Class Gets Real-Time History Lesson On ImpeachmentThere have been times throughout Joe Peschek's 32-year career at Hamline where class studies have run parallel with current events.
Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Changing Lake Calhoun To Bde Maka SkaThe largest lake in Minneapolis was named for U.S. Vice President John Calhoun, who backed slavery.
In April, Ilhan Omar Called Stephen Miller A 'White Nationalist,' Now Says 'We Have The Emails To Prove It'Omar retweeted her original tweet, in light of the Southern Poverty Law Center's recently-released report accusing Miller of having an "affinity for white nationalism revealed in leaked emails."

Latest Election

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Logs 3rd Highest Total Speaking Time At Tuesday's DebateThe Democrats were unified on most issues, beginning with impeaching President Donald Trump, but very tough on each other.
'The Pressure Was On': Minnesota 1st In Voter Turnout For 2nd Straight ElectionMore than 3.3 million Minnesota voters cast ballots in 2018. That's a 64.3 percent turnout -- the highest in the nation for the second election in a row. "The only thing tougher than getting to No. 1 is staying No. 1," Secretary of State Steve Simon said. "We knew the pressure was on, and Minnesota really came through."
Dan Feehan Concedes To Jim Hagedorn In Minnesota's 1st DistrictThe race was one of the few in which a Republican won a House seat held by a Democrat.
Sheriff Rich Stanek 'Exploring All Options' After County Board Certifies His DefeatHennepin County officially certified its election results, upholding Dave "Hutch" Hutchinson's win over longtime incumbent sheriff Rich Stanek.
Former Gov. Ventura Meets With Future Gov. Walz For Pep TalkVentura says the newly elected Democrat called him shortly after last week's election to request a meeting.
After Statewide Drubbing, Minnesota GOP Doing Some 'Soul Searching'It was a tale of two political parties in Minnesota on Wednesday: resurgent Democrats who tightened their grip on the governor's office and two U.S. Senate seats in Tuesday's election, and wincing Republicans shut out of statewide contests for a 12th straight year and swept out of power in the Minnesota House.