Erin Golden | Star Tribune
Reporter | Politics and government reporter

Erin Golden reports on Minnesota government and politics. Before joining the Star Tribune, she reported for the Omaha World-Herald and The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin.


Minnesotans post most votes for primary since 1982

Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.


District buys land for new Rosemount elementary school

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.


Broken water main creates sinkhole on Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul

Businesses lost water and part of Kellogg Blvd. was shut down as crews worked to fix road.


Minn. Supreme Court says school segregation case can proceed

The court rejected claims that the Legislature, not the court system, was the right place to decide what constitutes an adequate education.


Brittany Boegel, teacher and travel enthusiast who died in Alaska at age 32, is remembered

She poured her energy into her classroom for 10 years, opting to teach where the students' needs were often complex and the resources limited.


Timeline set for $25 million in school safety grants

State will begin accepting applications Aug. 29 for the new funding.


Minnesotan feels pain of migrant crisis at home

After going to Texas, Rep. Frank Hornstein wants his fellow legislators to take a closer look at Minnesota's immigration detention policies.


Supreme Court ruling on public union dues hits Minnesota labor groups

The high court's ruling is likely to mean an immediate blow to the budgets of organized labor groups.


Like travel ban ruling, reaction in Minnesota is divided

Opponents of President Trump's travel ban say the Supreme Court ruling could boost discrimination based on religion. Those who champion Trump's proposals as important strategies to combat terrorism applauded the decision.


Swanson will join other states suing over border separations

Attorney General Lori Swanson said Thursday that Minnesota will join with other states preparing to sue the Trump administration over the "inhumane treatment of children"…