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Maya Rao wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012.


President Trump's approval falls in new Minnesota Poll

But Republican and northern Minnesota voters still give him high marks.


Peterson's opponent looks for opening in Trump-backing district

In the Seventh, longtime Democrat is facing a challenge from the right.


Klobuchar joins Senate Democrats in pushing back on Kavanaugh

She cited an article he wrote for the Minnesota Law Review to question his views on presidential power.


Amy Klobuchar's Secure Elections Act stalls in the U.S. Senate

Some secretaries of state question audit requirements.


In rematch with Jason Lewis, Angie Craig seeks stronger connection with voters

Rival Jason Lewis still has more name recognition.


Ellison faces mounting pressure over domestic violence claim

National Organization for Women calls for him to drop out of race for the Minnesota attorney general's race, while top DFL leaders say they still back him.


Democratic National Committee looking into Keith Ellison allegation

DNC Chairman Tom Perez told reporters while he was campaigning in Georgia that the party is "absolutely taking a careful look."


Ilhan Omar rolls to victory in primary to replace Ellison in Congress

The Fifth District, which includes all of Minneapolis and several of its neighboring suburbs, has a long history of voting heavily Democratic.


U.S. Rep. Ellison denies allegation of domestic violence

The alleged incident between Keith Ellison and Karen Monahan came to light Saturday night after her son posted about it on Facebook. Ellison responded Sunday in a statement.


With few policy differences, candidates in Minneapolis congressional primary look for ways to shine

Tuesday's DFL primary winner is the prohibitive favorite to succeed Rep. Keith Ellison in Washington.