Politics

Are Minnesotans Too Boring to Be President?

  As Senator Amy Klobuchar joins the long list of Minnesotans who have sought the White House, we asked someone familiar with presidential campaigns the...

What Happens When Minnesota’s Majority Leaders Have Dinner Together?

  Minnesota is known as a "state that works." That's according to the 1973 cover story in Time Magazine featuring Governor Wendell Anderson. Apparently, the...

Activists Go Head-to-Head on Gun Legislation in MN

  Many states have changed gun laws in recent years as mass shootings at schools and places of worship have occurred across the country. Minnesota...

Step Aboard Minnesota’s First All-Electric Bus

  According to the new administration of Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota's transportation future is electric. David Gillette hopped on an (almost) all-electric bus to learn...

Get to Know Gwen Walz, Minnesota’s New First Lady

  It's been 8 years since Minnesota had a First Lady, but Gwen Walz knows politics and policy - and she's also embracing her new...

A Mix of 10 Serious and Not-So-Serious Questions with Gov. Tim...

  For several years now, we've been using our "10 Questions" segment - a mix of serious questions and NOT serious questions - to better...

Gun Control Triggers a Divided Debate at the Capitol

  Hundreds of people filled the Minnesota State Capitol as the Legislature considers bills to expand background checks and create red-flag orders that allow law...

Gov. Walz Released His First Budget. What Does That Mean for...

  Gov. Tim Walz is stepping aboard a big transportation plan. The DFL governor's first budget proposes an increase in gas and sales taxes in...

The MNLARS Mess Explained

  The Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, a.k.a. MNLARS, has been beset with problems for years due to attempts to upgrade a 30-year-old software system...

The Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Faces Further Delays

  Replacing the aging Enbridge Line 3 pipeline has not been an easy process. It's a political hot potato that Gov. Tim Walz (DFL-MN) inherited...