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Absentee voting for school district referendum begins

Absentee voting began Friday for the only item on the ballot Nov. 2. The Albert Lea school district is seeking a renewal of its operating ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota congressional candidates start money race early

MINNEAPOLIS — The 2022 congressional elections are more than a year away, but some Minnesota representatives who may face competitive racesare getting off to an ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

Trump’s heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run

WASHINGTON — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off ... Read more

6 months ago by Associated Press.

Former Sen. Jensen announces GOP candidacy for governor

MINNEAPOLIS — Former state Sen. Scott Jensen has made his Republican candidacy for governor official. Jensen served one term in the Senate and retired in ... Read more

7 months ago by Associated Press.

Republican Doug Wardlow runs for Minnesota attorney general

MINNEAPOLIS — Republican Doug Wardlow announced Wednesday that he’s running again for Minnesota attorney general, stressing a “law and order” platform as he seeks the ... Read more

7 months ago by Associated Press.

Walz raises $1.7 million for likely 2022 re-election bid

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has raised $1.7 million for his likely 2022 reelection bid since he took office two years ago and finished 2020 with ... Read more

8 months ago by Associated Press.

The Latest: Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:55 a.m. President Donald Trump now says ... Read more

9 months ago by Associated Press.

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

ATLANTA — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President ... Read more

9 months ago by Associated Press.

Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake

ATLANTA — Georgia voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help ... Read more

9 months ago by Associated Press.

Legal bid to undo state election results nears conclusion

A last-gasp challenge to Minnesota’s 2020 election results was headed for a quick decision Friday before a judge who offered little leeway in a court ... Read more

9 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory

WASHINGTON  — The Electoral College gave Joe Biden a majority of its votes Monday, confirming his victory in last month’s election in state-by-state voting that ... Read more

10 months ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota formally casts its 10 electoral votes for Biden

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s electors on Monday formally cast the state’s 10 electoral votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. It took under 25 minutes for the ... Read more

10 months ago by Associated Press.

Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president. Monday is ... Read more

10 months ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea and German high school students collaborate on election section

While many would say the 2020 presidential election was and is still a divisive topic of conversation, it led to a collaborative effort between a ... Read more

10 months ago by Colleen Harrison.

Emmer, Stauber, Hagedorn asked high court to void Biden win

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber and Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota were among the Republicans who signed on to a last-gasp bid to ... Read more

10 months ago by Associated Press.

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