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Voting officials said the decrease in ballots cast by mail likely had to do with decreased concerns about COVID-19 compared to two years prior.
The court concluded that petitioners did not file their grievance quickly enough to meet requirements.
The state's four major political parties will hold contests to see which candidates advance to the general election in November.
The two candidates in the Republican primary for attorney general are political newcomer Jim Schultz and 2018 candidate Doug Wardlow. Incumbent Keith Ellison is the likely DFL nominee.
Ahead of elections, local polling places are required to open to the public to show their ballot counting equipment is accurate and in working order. Typically it’s a routine affair that doesn’t attract much interest, but election administration has been thrust into the spotlight following unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud in 2020.
During the hour-and-a-half long debate, Republican candidate Scott Jensen frequently veered from agriculture questions to talk about the state's response to the pandemic.
The candidate for governor shared his proposal at Farmfest a day before he was set to face off with Gov. Tim Walz there on Wednesday.
From the commentary: And then, of course, there is the planet. Talk to young people today and the hopelessness comes through. They believe they are living at the end of a planetary cycle in which we — the baby boomers, the adults, the ones who were supposed to be trustees of our precious planet — have abdicated our responsibilities.
Those interested in running for Willmar School Board can file Tuesday. The last day to file is Aug. 16.
Zeke Dahl, Steve Peppin and Doug Reese are running for the top city office during the Aug. 9 primary election. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election Nov. 8.
The four candidates running for the open District 3 Kandiyohi County Board seat participated in a candidate forum Friday held by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The four shared their views on several issues raised by chamber members.
A St. Paul district court judge earlier this month said state restrictions on abortion were unconstitutional and blocked their enforcement. Attorney General Keith Ellison said he wouldn't appeal the ruling.
GOP challenger calls for Attorney General Keith Ellison to reject special prosecutor request in Line 3 case
Hundreds face charges in connection with the protests of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project last year, which energy company Enbridge constructed through northern Minnesota to transport oil from the Canadian province of Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.