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After Avalanche Of Filings, Election Officials Brace For Busy Primary

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The last-minute filing frenzy has election officials bracing for higher than normal turnout in this summer’s primary.

Only seven-percent of Minnesotans voted in the primary two years ago, but analysts believe that number could spike in August with so much at stake. 180 more words


Smith To Battle Housley To Keep Franken’s Senate Seat

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Contributing to this wild political year is an unexpected United States Senate election for Al Franken’s former seat.

The two major contenders are Sen. 351 more words


Lori Swanson Jumps Into Governor's Race With Rick Nolan As No. 2

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There was a bit of a surprise Monday in the Minnesota race for governor: Attorney General Lori Swanson says she’s in.

The announcement comes just two days after Swanson… 342 more words


Jeff Johnson Prepares For August Showdown With Pawlenty In GOP Primary

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson easily won the endorsement at the GOP Convention in Duluth Saturday night, but now he faces a tougher challenge: a showdown at the August 14 primary with former governor Tim Palwenty. 210 more words


Rep. Paulsen Faces 3rd District Constituents In Town Hall Meetings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Republican congressman Erik Paulsen is holding three town hall meetings Wednesday, following criticism for not holding in-person meetings before now.

Paulsen, a Republican, represents Minnesotas 3rd Congressional District, which includes Twin Cities suburbs like Edina, Minnetonka, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park. 411 more words


Could Both Parties Fail To Endorse A Candidate For Governor?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In a week, Minnesotans will know who Republicans and Democratic have endorsed as their candidates for governor.

The GOP convention is slated for Duluth and the DFL convention will be in Rochester. 269 more words


Couple Killed In Shoreview Crash Just Hours After Engagement

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities couple died within hours of their engagement early Thursday morning in a single car rollover crash in Shoreview.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office says neither 21-year-old Analisa Leal or 34-year-old Jose Campiz were wearing seat belts. 279 more words