Secretary Of State Steve Simon Calls For 'Investing In Democracy'Minnesota's Secretary of State laid out his plans for 2019 on Thursday. Steve Simon announced his "Investing in Democracy" agenda at the State Capitol.
'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."
Steve Simon Wins Race For Secretary Of StateSteve Simon will keep his title as Secretary of State after defeating Republican John Howe, according to projections from The Associated Press.
Parade Appearance Lands Candidate, Manager In HospitalsFor Minnesota's Republican Secretary of State candidate, John Howe, Sunday's Steamboat Days parade in Carver was a perfect chance to meet and greet voters.
Secretary Of State Candidate, Campaign Manager Injured In Parade IncidentA Republican candidate for Minnesota secretary of state and his campaign manager were injured Sunday after being thrown from a parade float.
Man Accused Of Stealing South Dakota State Flag Put On LeaveA former Secretary of State employee accused of stealing an original, handmade South Dakota flag has been put on leave by the Washington, D.C.-area Republican research company where he works.
More Than 100 School District Levies To Be Decided On Election DayTuesday marks Election Day in Minnesota. While there won't be any political candidates on the ballots during this off-year, more than 100 school levies are going to be decided.
Minnesota's 1965 Leaders Honored On 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights ActThe Minnesota Secretary of State honored four surviving members of the Congressional delegation who came from different political parties, but share a bond. They all worked to pass the landmark Voting Rights Act to reverse decades of discrimination at the polls.
More Complaints Surface About Sportswear CompanyWCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.
Businesses Start New Year With New Registration OptionBusinesses of a new stripe are registering in a Minnesota.
Ritchie Reflects On 8 Eventful Years As Secretary Of StateThe final election results are in: Minnesota had its lowest voter turnout since 1986. The state canvassing board officially certified the 2014 voter turnout at 50.5 percent. It's one of the last official acts for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
Simon's Wish List: June Primary, Early VotingSteve Simon is preparing to hop from one branch of Minnesota's government to another.
Good Question: Why Do We Vote For Judges In Minn.?When you voted Tuesday, you probably noticed a lot of judges on the ballot. This puzzled Kirk from Oak Park Heights because he knows the governor also appoints them. On Washington County's sample ballot, there were 28 judge seats. Twenty-four were unopposed.
Minnesota Voter Turnout Falls To 50 PercentMinnesota's pride in its voter turnout took a beating this midterm election, with only about half of eligible voters taking the trouble to show up. Unofficial numbers from the secretary of state estimate Tuesday's turnout at 50.31 percent, well below the projection of 55 to 60 percent.
Simon Keeps SOS In Democratic HandsDemocratic state Rep. Steve Simon has been elected secretary of state, defeating Republican former state Rep. Dan Severson. Simon will take over as Minnesota's chief elections officer from Democrat Mark Ritchie, who chose not to run again.