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Most officers are white, while most residents are people of color. According to the mayor, not one officer lives within city limits.
Data from Google and other sources show a gradual shift toward normal habits.
The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.
After years of declining victory margins, one of the few remaining "Blue Dog Democrats" couldn't stave off political changes in his district this time.
High rates of early voting help propel Minnesota to one of its strongest voting years ever.
Despite several visits from President Donald Trump hoping to win Minnesota, the electorate favored former vice president Joe Biden, delivering him the win in a handful of counties that evaded Hillary Clinton in 2016. Where Trump prevailed, his win margin was tighter in regional population centers, while it grew in some of the most rural parts of the North Star State.
With nearly 2 million absentee votes already accepted, Minnesotans are trending well ahead of previous election early voting.
More of Minnesota's donors gave more money to political campaigns via platforms like ActBlue and WinRed than ever before.
A Star Tribune analysis of voting patterns in Minnesota precincts with a majority or plurality of Black voters shows a drop in registered voter turnout from 75% in 2012 to 70% in 2016.