Recent content from Alan Palazzolo
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 a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
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.
Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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.
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.
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.
The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.