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May 18, 2018
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
May 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
May 16, 2018
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto
May 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 11, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Elkhart, Ind., on Thursday, May 10, 2018. After days of high-stakes negotiations with foreign governments, Trump traveled to a rally in Indiana, briefly swapping his role as grim-faced statesman for one that comes more naturally to him: campaign trail firebrand. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump uses rallies to tell his supporters to vote for him - even if other names are on the ballot
May 11, 2018 - 6:05pm
May 1, 2018
Eric Holien
Holien announces candidacy for Kandiyohi County Sheriff
May 1, 2018 - 11:12am
April 6, 2018
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty greets Angela Erhard, left, Eden Prairie, and Ruby Kubista, Eagan, before he speaks to the media and answers questions at Hovie's Grill in Eagan on Friday, April 6. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Pawlenty: Yes on Trump vote, no on presidential ambitions
April 6, 2018 - 11:30pm
March 16, 2018
Few holes found in state's voting: Audit confirms small numbers of illegal votes, suggests fixes
March 16, 2018 - 8:24pm
March 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon speaks to Ken Heitzman’s history class Friday morning at Willmar Senior High School. Students in the class were able to ask Secretary Simon about his experience in politics and how to become more involved as younger citizens.
Election security is top of mind for state Secretary of State
March 12, 2018 - 6:35am
March 1, 2018
Jason Metsa
Metsa joins 4 others in search of 8th District DFL endorsement
March 1, 2018 - 5:09pm
February 12, 2018
Voters in Cottage Grove Precinct 8 cast their votes in a Minnesota Senate special election Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Washington County Service Center. Katie Nelson / Folrum News Service
Minnesota voters keep status quo in special legislative elections
February 12, 2018 - 10:06pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

A state grant will allow Kandiyohi County to purchase 16 new optical scan machines for tabulating election ballots, including a backup machine in the Auditor's Office. Kandiyohi County Auditor-Treasurer Mark Thompson, shown in a November 2016 file photo, said having a backup should avoid the glitch in 2016 when absentee ballots all had to be run through the scanner a second time with only one machine available.
Grant awarded to update Kandiyohi County voting equipment
February 12, 2018 - 7:38am
February 9, 2018
Former state Rep. Tim Finseth leads an East Grand Forks, Minn., Republican precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Across the state, Republican caucuses often were not well attended. Sam Easter / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
January 15, 2018
Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby, and challenger Leah Phifer.
First up for 8th District: DFL candidacy: Incumbent Nolan, challenger Phifer hunt for delegates
January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
January 4, 2018
Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, greets supporters after he won at his election-night event in Fairfax, Va., Nov. 7, 2017. Northam won a commanding victory for governor, overcoming a racially charged campaign by his Republican opponent. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Republican Yancey picked in random lottery, declared winner of pivotal Virginia House race
January 4, 2018 - 10:46am
January 2, 2018
State Auditor Rebecca Otto
Minnesota DFL green caucus endorses Otto for governor
January 2, 2018 - 7:02pm
September 19, 2016
Congressman Rick Nolan makes a point during Monday's debate at the Depot while Stewart Mills listens and prepares his response. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
'Same story' in race for 8th District
September 19, 2016 - 11:40pm