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.


Women voters ­— particularly in Midwest — to be pivotal in 2020

In Michigan last year, Muskegon County voters helped elect a female governor, secretary of state, attorney general and U.S. senator. The results put women there on the leading edge of a shift that is reshaping politics across the Midwest and nationally.


Complaint alleges campaign finance violation by Rep. Omar

A lawyer for the Minnesota Democrat called any charges that Omar "acted to skirt the law in any way is absolutely false" after divorce filing raised issues about consultant's travel.


Conservative activist files $2M lawsuit over confrontation at Omar campaign event

Candidate sues Rep. Tlaib over confrontation at Omar event in Mpls.


What you need to know about former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis

The ex-GOP congressman and conservative radio host is challenging U.S. Sen Tina Smith in 2020.


Klobuchar brings presidential campaign to the Minnesota State Fair

Down in the polls, Klobuchar targets President Donald Trump over Democratic rivals.


Jason Lewis to challenge Tina Smith for U.S. Senate seat

Lewis said he won't distance himself from President Donald Trump's positions on the economy, immigrants and other issues.


Edina focus group part of series with swing voters in key states

Health care and immigration were mentioned most often when the Minnesotans named the top issues on their minds heading into the 2020 presidential election.


Sen. Bernie Sanders to campaign in Minnesota this month

His visit, Sen. Warren's stop signal a new phase.


2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren to campaign in St. Paul next week

Candidate plans town hall at Macalester on Monday.


Environmental activists fault some of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's moves

Critics cite concerns over copper-nickel mining, gray wolves and the St. Croix bridge battle.