Judy Keen | Star Tribune
Nation/World Editor, Politics/Government Reporter

Judy Keen, a politics reporter, has been at the Star Tribune for five years after a long career at USA Today.

Born in Austin, Minn., Keen got her start in journalism at her hometown paper. At USA Today, she covered five presidential campaigns and three White House administrations. She also served as the paper's Chicago bureau chief and covered mass killings, natural disasters and plane crashes, as well as international stories in Somalia, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid is 'at a crossroads'

Fundraising, polls put her in campaign's second tier, but she might still have time.


Klobuchar raises nearly $3.9M, keeping her competitive

The Minnesota Democrat still has to hit the 130,000 unique donors needed to make the September debate.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar proposes new partnerships to aid education

Democratic presidential candidates woo education union.


First impressions of the Democratic presidential candidates

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What the candidates said during Thursday's debate

On the second night of debates in Miami, 10 more candidates sought to set themselves apart from the crowded field.


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Klobuchar could use a boost in Iowa, which has the first say on the 2020 race at its Feb. 3 caucuses


Trump is counting on rural Wis. economy to help hold the state

Trump's shot at a second term could come down to parts of rural Wisconsin, where the economy is always on people's minds and threatened tariffs on Mexico could cause new woes.


Dakota County, growing U.S. burbs could flex power in 2020

Dakota County voters want focus on ideas, not partisan extremes.


DFL, GOP angle for 2020 election edge after Legislature's session

Candidate recruitment and targeting of Minnesota districts has begun.