Governor, Senate, State House Are Minnesota PrizesMinnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what's at stake:
Jeff Johnson Talks On Redskins Name, Taxes & ObamacareOn WCCO Sunday Morning, I did a long interview with Jeff Johnson, the Republican hopeful for governor. With just days until Election Day, Johnson is trailing in the polls to incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
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.
GOP And Dems Dial, Drum Up VotersIn a cramped office tucked behind an old 10-cent general store, the voice of 10-year-old Parker Hall cuts through the hum of non-stop conversation. Fueled by bottles of Dr Pepper and a big bag of candy, he asks if he can count on a vote for GOP candidates. Then another call. And another. He's at it for hours.
Dayton, Johnson Show Fire In Final Governor DebateDemocratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Jeff Johnson ended their series of debates Friday much like they began, with the incumbent hailing big-picture successes and his rival saying too many things went awry over the past four years.
Reality Check: GOP Ad Linking Collin Peterson To Nancy PelosiNational Republicans are targeting Minnesota's 7th District with a barrage of last-minute TV ads. That's where Democratic U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is facing off with Republican Torrey Westrom.
Minn. Politicians Make Final Push For Votes Before Election DayRepublicans and Democrats are fanning out across the state for the final few days of fall campaigning. Top candidates for both political parties are making the final push for votes before Election Day on Tuesday.
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."
Barnstorming Tours Rev Up As Campaigns Near EndMinnesota's Democratic candidates banded together Wednesday for a splashy launch of a six-day statewide bus tour featuring the ticket's biggest names, while their Republican opponents went their own ways in smaller-scale campaign swings less than a week before the midterm.
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.
Minn. Democrats Hope A Visit From Clinton Will Help Poll NumbersUpbeat music played while Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an upbeat message to a crowd of 2,000 at St. Paul's Macalester College Thursday. "I'm still feeling that grandmother glow," Clinton said. The new grandma touted Minnesota's economic recovery as a model for all states.
GOP Ties Toddler's Death To DaytonMinnesota Republicans are using the death of an abused child in their latest attack on Gov. Mark Dayton.
Simon Pushes For Early Voting In MinnesotaDemocratic secretary of state candidate Steve Simon wants Minnesota to join the 33 states that allow early voting.
Minnesotans Take Advantage Of Open Absentee VotingIt's still two weeks until Election Day, but the voting has already begun. For the first time in Minnesota, anyone can vote early. Unlike previous years, you don't need a reason to vote absentee.