Matt DeLong | Star Tribune
Digital projects editor

Matt DeLong joined the Star Tribune in December 2014. He spent the previous four and a half years at the Washington Post, where he worked on the digital presentation for many of the paper's most ambitious projects related to politics, the federal government and national security. Contact Matt securely using the Signal app at 612-643-0344. PGP: 86ED 41FD 56E0 EA7C A3B8 9549 7CAA 977D 9268 AD6A


What to watch for today, where to vote in Minnesota primary elections

All signs point to high voter interest and turnout this year. Here's what you need to know going into the primary elections.


Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?

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 second-by-second breakdown of the Thurman Blevins shooting videos

Minneapolis police officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt fatally shot Thurman Blevins, 31, during a foot chase after responding to a 911 call reporting a man firing a handgun into the air and ground on a north Minneapolis street on June 23, 2018. The Minneapolis Police Department on Sunday released footage from both officers' body cameras, as well as a version of the two videos that was enhanced, stabilized and analyzed by a California forensic video firm. Here is a breakdown of key moments in those videos. It is not a complete transcript.
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Watch Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 2008 speech at University of Minnesota

During the address, Kavanaugh argued sitting presidents should be immune from investigations and prosecution.


What you need to know about early primary voting in Minnesota

The Aug. 14 DFL and Republican primary elections are fast approaching, but you don’t have to wait until then to cast your ballot. Early primary…


Minnesota's Clark, Castile cases were used in Russian-made Facebook posts

Campaign used police shootings of Castile, Clark to deepen Minnesota's racial divide.


What you need to know about the Minnesota Legislature's tax bills

The Minnesota House and Senate, both controlled by Republicans, have each passed bills to lower taxes for most Minnesotans and bring the state’s tax…


Hey, Minnesota music fans: Take a stand against sitting for rock concerts

Why are Minnesotans averse to standing for even the most booty-shaking concerts?


What we know about the case against officer Mohamed Noor

Here are some questions and answers about the charges and what comes next in the case of the police officer charged in the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.