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Sanders draws raucous crowd, but health questions linger
Even as he excited the crowd with his trademark appeal to a more egalitarian America, Sanders will likely face a tougher contest than his landslide Minnesota victory four years ago in the presidential primary.
Here are the inherent problems with polls
A common refrain is that President Donald Trump defied the polls. It's really only half right.
Met Council chair resigning after 10 months on the job
Nora Slawik is the second member of the cabinet of DFL Gov. Tim Walz to leave during his first year, while a third was issued a formal reprimand.
Minnesota Republican Party executive director resigns
Kevin Poindexter has served as executive director since May 2018.
Vaping epidemic complicates pot legalization in Minnesota
Supporters say rigorously regulated market would actually make both safer.
Rep. Tim Mahoney, St. Paul fixture, retiring after two decades
The retirement at the end of 2020 will bring to a close a 22-year career in the Legislature.
Battle brews over the state-ordered shutdown of Water Gremlin plant
While some employees demonstrated with their children at the Capitol to reopen the plant, others who had worked there have spoken out about fears of illness and health risks.
Legislators vow to crack down on teen vaping in 2020 session
Both parties plan measures to get nicotine products out of the hands of teenagers.
Impatient for change, progressives line up to challenge DFL incumbents
A bevy of progressives are challenging longtime Democratic incumbents in the Legislature in next year's elections, potentially sending more women, millennials and people of color to the State Capitol.
Some takeaways from the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll
The Star Tribune conducted polling recently, and stability is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about President Donald Trump's standing with…