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What you need to know about the upcoming primary election

The primary election will take place Tuesday, though most of Albert Lea’s small townships and cities opted to go with mail ballots for the election. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Judge extends Minnesota vote-by-mail changes to November

ST. PAUL — A judge on Monday extended changes in Minnesota’s absentee ballot rules to the November general election. Ramsey County Judge Sara Grewing approved ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota House District 27B

This is a continuation of the Tribune’s Q&A features in which local candidates answer questions about issues that affect Freeborn County and the surrounding area. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Political signs not permitted on state highway rights of way

Placement of campaign and other advertising signage on any highway rights of way is not  allowed under state law, reminds the Minnesota Department of Transportation ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party’s limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. Now he has struck a boundary. ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Filing for school board begins Tuesday

Filing for three open seats on the Albert Lea school board will begin Tuesday and continue through Aug. 11. People filing to run for an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Tribune’s Q&A features in which local candidates answer questions about issues that affect Freeborn County and the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota’s First Congressional District

This is a continuation of the Tribune’s features that will run over the coming months in which candidates for various offices will address questions about ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t let COVID-19 stop your vote. Here’s how to vote by mail in Minnesota

By Jiwon Choi and Cody Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for the 2020 election, creating nationwide declines in voter ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Biden’s bid touts faith, courts religious conservatives

President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota Senate District 27

As the November election approaches, the Tribune will run features over the coming months featuring candidates for various offices addressing questions about specific issues that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Hagedorn visits Austin during district tour

U.S. House Rep. Jim Hagedorn visited Austin on Wednesday as part of a tour of Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. During his stop, Hagedorn visited Mower County ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Absentee voting is now underway for primary

Absentee voting is now underway for the upcoming primary election, which takes place Aug. 11. People who choose to vote early can request an absentee ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Klobuchar drops out of VP race, urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

CHICAGO — Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

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