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Diaz has worked for the Star Tribune on and off since 1984, starting out as a night cops reporter. He has taught public affairs reporting at the University of Minnesota, where he received his master's degree. After a stint at the Washington (D.C.) City Paper, Kevin returned to the Star Tribune as a Washington correspondent, winning national awards for articles on globalization and immigration. Born and raised in Italy, Kevin has reported from Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, China and the Middle East, and has been covering Washington since the turn of the century.

Jill Biden will campaign in Minnesota on Saturday, on heels of Trump visit

Among the other surrogates headed to the state this week: Eric Trump is scheduled to hold an event Thursday in Becker.

Trump and Biden both to campaign in Minnesota next Friday

The candidates will converge in separate campaign stops marking the start of early voting in a state that could be critical in the November election.

Few star turns for Minnesota Republicans at GOP national convention

Minnesota’s importance as a pivotal battleground in the November presidential election might not be readily noticed through the state GOP delegation taking part in the…

Amy Klobuchar, Melvin Carter cast Minnesota delegation votes at DNC

It was part of the virtual "Roll Call Across America," which made a 30-minute tour of all the states and territories.

Trump aides deny Walz claim about heading off Floyd memorial visit

The White House on Monday denied a claim by Gov. Tim Walz that he had "spent this weekend" dissuading Trump officials from a tour of…

Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sex assault claims against Biden

First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who won the DFL Party endorsement this weekend in her re-election bid, told the Sunday Times of London that she…

Minnesota House clears bill raising age to buy tobacco to 21

"Tobacco 21" legislation approved along with drug price transparency measure and one-time boost for families on welfare.

After COVID-19, what's left to fight over? COVID-19

State lawmakers can only look back wistfully at the priorities they brought to St. Paul in February.

Trump issues major disaster declaration for COVID-19 in Minnesota

President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration in Minnesota on Tuesday, providing federal assistance for state and local efforts to help those affected by…

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz requests federal COVID-19 disaster relief

Gov. Tim Walz formally asked the White House for a major disaster declaration Sunday to authorize emergency protective measures to combat COVID-19. The funding would…