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.


With oldest, youngest candidates in 2020 race, will age matter?

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


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