We all know big money gets spent on campaigns during a presidential election year, but even more money is being spent on state legislative races than normal this election season.
MANKATO — Democrats have represented the Greater Mankato and St. Peter areas in the Minnesota House for years, but two Republican newcomers hope to change that.
WASECA — Minnesota House District 24A’s Republican incumbent is seeking a fifth term against a DFL challenger with legislative experience of his own.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths.
MANKATO — While the presidential election overshadows every other race, two Minnesota Senate candidates are working hard to get the attention of Le Sueur County residents in one of the most competitive state legislative races in the region.
MANKATO — Blue Earth County Commissioner Kip Bruender, who has served Dist. 5 for 18 years, is being challenged by Allen Marble, who said he would bring a fresh perspective and a more ag-centered philosophy to the board.
NORTH MANKATO — Longtime Councilman Billy Steiner and first-term Councilman Jim Whitlock, along with Matt Peterson and Nancy Goodwin are vying for two four-year seats on the North Mankato City Council.
MANKATO — With completed absentee ballots being requested and delivered to election officials in unprecedented numbers, Blue Earth County voters will have another drop-off choice beginning Monday.
MANKATO — Republican Rep. Jeremy Munson is seeking a second full term this November in a district that, based on historical voting patterns, is a relatively safe lock for Republicans. Yet Munson faces a challenge from a self-described “reluctant” Democratic candidate in South Bend Township S…
MANKATO — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn and Democratic candidate Dan Feehan squared off Sunday night in a tense 1st Congressional District forum televised by KEYC, where both candidates accused each other of misspending taxpayer and campaign funds.
NORTH MANKATO — Mark Dehen, seeking his sixth two-year term as North Mankato mayor, is being challenged by former council member Kim Spears.
MANKATO — State House District 19B candidate Luke Frederick, DFL, gave his views on a host of issues during a forum sponsored by Greater Mankato Growth Thursday night.
Eighteen candidates are running for four seats on the Mankato School Board. Seventeen of the candidates participated in a Free Press questionnaire. Candidate Joseph Janzen did not respond to invitations.
With a crowded primary field of five candidates now narrowed to two, voters in Blue Earth County District 4 will choose between Paul FitzSimmons and Kevin Paap to fill the County Board seat now held by the retiring Will Purvis.
Minnesota is being severely tested by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing widespread economic disruption, meaning it’s more important than ever to have experienced, practical leaders at the state Capitol, according to veteran state Rep. Paul Torkelson.
MANKATO — During a forum hosted by Mankato Refugee Services and the League of Women Voters, Mohamed Mohamed had a question about absentee voting.
MANKATO — The Minnesota DFL is calling on Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn to answer questions about his use of congressional funding to send bulk mail to southern Minnesotans.
Roughly 75% of voters in Tuesday’s primary election in Mankato didn’t get to see all of the pandemic precautions and procedures put in practice at polling places.
Democrats haven’t had much success against Republican state Rep. Paul Torkelson of Lake Hanska. After a narrow victory in his first run for the Legislature in 2008, Torkelson has defeated every DFLer by 24 percentage points or more in subsequent elections.
MANKATO — Even as the White House casts suspicion on voting by mail, Blue Earth County residents are adopting the practice at historic levels.
MANKATO — Poll workers are stepping up in Mankato and North Mankato, even in the midst of a pandemic that is more dangerous for the retirees who traditionally fill many of the election judge slots.
South-central Minnesota joined the rest of the state and several others in the East and South in giving former Vice President Joe Biden critical Super Tuesday victories in his comeback attempt for the Democratic presidential nomination.
MANKATO — Reports of intense interest in the 2018 general election were not exaggerated, with Minnesota hitting a 16-year high in turnout for a mid-term election and Mankato seeing a roughly 50 percent jump in votes cast compared to 2014.
MANKATO — Republican Jim Hagedorn said Wednesday he doesn't feel any different being southern Minnesota's representative-elect, but he feels excited for the opportunity to serve in Congress and humbled the 1st Congressional District chose him during Tuesday's election.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz won Tuesday's open election for Minnesota governor, defeating second-time Republican candidate Jeff Johnson to extend Democrats' hold on the state's top executive office.
Democrats will retake control of the Minnesota House of Representatives next year, a shift that will remake the Capitol power structure.
MANKATO — Experienced voters in the area know the score: It's easy to cast a ballot in Minnesota, even for people who haven't registered in advance. And it's especially easy to vote in south-central Minnesota, where lines at polling places are rare and tend to be short if they exist at all.
MANKATO — There have been more than 30 mayors in Mankato's century and a half of existence. The list includes three Georges, multiple Johns, a couple of Charleses, a Jeff, a Vern, a Herb, a Cliff, a Rex, a Frank ...
MANKATO — Under a bright blue sky at Minnesota State University Thursday morning, Democratic candidates and Mankato-area supporters worked to ramp up their energy and enthusiasm for the final campaign sprint through Tuesday's mid-term elections.
MANKATO — If Jeff Johnson is elected governor of Minnesota next week, the Republican candidate hopes to cut through bureaucracy and decrease the size of the state government.
MANKATO — For voters in the western and southern portions of Mankato, this mid-term elections is the one where they can have the most influence on municipal government.
Immigration policies have been thrust into the spotlight over the past few weeks. President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. military to the southern border of the United States to deal with a caravan of thousands of migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries making their way t…
Rep. Jack Considine, DFL-Mankato, is looking for a third term at the Minnesota Legislature. To get it, he’ll have to defeat a GOP newcomer in Joe Steck, who hopes to put more focus on local issues.
Two candidates, both alike in local government experience, will break through to be elected to an open seat in House District 19A next month.
MANKATO — Transportation spending, healthcare and childcare dominated a Wednesday night debate held at Minnesota State University's Centennial Student Union between Rep. Jack Considine, DFL-Mankato, and his challenger, Republican Joe Steck. The two are running for House District 19B, which r…
Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, will face a challenge from a first-time DFL candidate in Marinda “Mindy” Kimmel of New Ulm next month for control of Torkelson’s legislative seat.
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