Digital projects editor

Matt DeLong is the Star Tribune’s digital projects editor. He has worked on many digital initiatives, from election planning to the Minnesota Beer Bracket to helping tipsters contact reporters securely. He has reported on extremism in the state and written reader guides on many topics, including Minnesota gun laws, voting and out-of-state Vikings bars. DeLong oversees the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll and curates the daily Talkers afternoon newsletter. 

Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis.

He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.


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The Minnesota Department of Health releases weekly data on COVID-19 cases by ZIP code each Thursday. See where new cases are appearing in the state, and which areas have been hardest hit over the pandemic.


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Health officials say the virus is being disproportionately spread by 18- to 35-year-olds, many of whom may be asymptomatic.


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Help us report on voting irregularities between now and Election Day.


Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota

See how COVID-19 has spread in Minnesota and across the United States.


6 big takeaways from this week's Minnesota Poll

The latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll, released this week, examined the views of Minnesota voters on the 2020 presidential and U.S. Senate…


Five takeaways from this week's Minnesota Poll

A Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll offered a glimpse of how Minneapolis voters view their police department, city leaders, and proposals to change policing.


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The Star Tribune polled 800 Minnesota likely voters about several gun proposals between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16.