Recent content from Alan Palazzolo
Results for key state races, the legislature, Congress' balance of power and local Minnesota municipal contests.
With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
A Star Tribune analysis of standardized math and reading test scores can determine whether schools are doing better than their demographics would suggest. Look up whether your school made the cut.
It's rare to have two Senate seats on the ballot in a single year, but it's one of the reasons Minnesota is a state to watch come November.
In Minneapolis, the path to electoral victory was complex as candidates jostled through multiple rounds of ranked-choice vote re-allocation before it was certain Jacob Frey had enough votes to win.