Politics

Can the massive Department of Human Services gain our trust?

  Not many issues cause people to queue at the Capitol Complex, but when an embattled state agency is about to suffer through another public...

Governor Tim Walz Makes an Impression at the Minnesota State Fair

  This year, for the first time in quite a while, Tim Walz attended the Minnesota State Fair not as a teacher or congressman but,...

Almanac’s State Fair Show Brings the Governor and Leaders Together

  The state's three most powerful people in public policy have hatched a plan that revolves around a renewed dedication to work together in an...

Food, Fun and a Side of Politics at the Minnesota State...

  Along with myriad new foods, a sprawling midway filled with rides and opportunities galore to pet farm critters, the Minnesota State Fair offers visitors...

First-Term Congresswoman Angie Craig Appreciates Bipartisanship

  Minnesota's Second Congressional District (CD2) voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 and then sent Democrat Angie Craig to Congress in 2018. "It...

First-Term Democratic Congressman Dean Phillips ‘Learns Something Every Day’

  Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips is home from Washington, D.C. for the August recess and he's busy learning about his his district in the western...

First-Term Republican Congressman Jim Hagedorn Returns Home

  Congressman Jim Hagedorn is happy to be back in his southern Minnesota district. He's home from Washington, D.C., during the August recess. This visit...

A Maverick Minnesota State Senator Plans to Call It Quits

  Freshman lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol don't often make an impact. Historically, they are counseled to be seen, but not often heard. But...

MN Legislators ‘Hammer Out Their Differences’ Over Affordable Housing

  Summer inevitably brings construction season to Minnesota - but when there's an affordable housing crisis, the work can't happen fast enough. Habitat for Humanity...

‘Any Dollar That Goes Toward Affordable Housing Is a Great Dollar...

  A strong economy and tight labor market make the need for affordable housing even more acute. “Hi, welcome to my chaos” is the greeting from...