Pat Kessler: 'Will We Ever Shake Hands Again?'As we approach a year of life in quarantine, special correspondent and former WCCO senior political reporter Pat Kessler reflects on his last handshake before the pandemic.
Pat Kessler: 'A Toast To Toast'Thursday is National Toast Day, and special correspondent and former WCCO senior political reporter Pat Kessler has a personal essay to share on the topic of toast.
Pat Kessler Returns To Cover 'One Of The Most Unreal Moments In American History'On Wednesday afternoon, a raucous protest turned into a violent and destructive riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Reality Check: The Career And Legacy Of Pat KesslerWhat don't you know about Pat Kessler? We dig in for this special Reality Check.
WCCO Bids Farewell To Pat Kessler, Political Reporter ExtraordinaireWCCO is celebrating our friend and colleague Pat Kessler as he begins his retirement.
Reality Check: How Well Do You Know Pat Kessler?Pat Kessler is known for his tough questions. He's covered Minnesota politics for decades, but now he's retiring. So, we wanted to do a Reality Check on his career with WCCO.
President Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Are Trying To 'Steal The Election'"They want to find out how many votes they need and then they seem to be able to find them. They wait and wait and then they find them," President Donald Trump said.
Appeals Court: MN Absentee Ballots Received After Election Day Must Be SeparatedThe decision is likely to create voter confusion, with people who haven't returned their absentee ballots scrambling to make sure their votes count.
Election Latest: Biden And Trump Barnstorm Across The CountryAhead of the polls, Biden campaigned in Georgia, a southern state Democrats never thought they could win. Trump is holding three events in three states he won back in 2016: Michigan, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
Reality Check: What The Explosion In Absentee Voting Means For Election DayThirteen days until Election Day, and the number of early voters is exploding across the country.
Political Reporter Pat Kessler To Retire After 36 Years At WCCOKessler dedicated 36 years to covering Minnesota politics and local government here. Kessler has reported on the administrations of eight Minnesota governors, dozens of legislative sessions and political conventions.
Reality Check: Is Trump's Claim Biden Would Increase Immigration By 700% True?Because of President Trump's restrictions on new refugees, Minnesota refugee resettlement numbers are down 90% -- the fewest refugees in at least 15 years.
Reality Check: Will America Know Who Wins The Presidential Election On Election Night?There's a very good chance America won't know who wins the presidential election -- on election night. Not because of fraud, because of COVID.
Reality Check: Biden's Campaign Ad Claiming Trump Plans To End Social SecurityBoth President Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden are visiting "swing state" Minnesota on Friday. Now, a couple of Biden TV ads say President Trump is planning to end Social Security, but that's a stretch.
Reality Check: Trump's Claims Of Advances Made For Women In WorkplaceThe Minnesota Trump campaign says the president is "building back the economy" for women, and the millions of jobs added back as the economy recovers is "shattering expectations."