Politics

The contest for Mayor of Minneapolis will bring a crowded field to the polls in November.  Ranked Choice Voting will make it possible for voters to select their top three choices out of a field that numbers more than 30. Now that the filing period is over, contestants are working to separate themselves from the pack. Current City Council member Betsy Hodges is being more specific about her plans.

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All kinds of groups have come out against the war in Iraq in the past few years. City councils have passed resolutions, and church groups regularly hold vigils. But there’s a church in St.

The Joint House and Senate Transportation Committee met recently at the Minnesota State Office Building to continue discussion of the I-35W reconstruction plan.

Immigrants rights supporters followed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer to a fundraiser in Columbia Heights on Wednesday, June 16. About 40 people gathered in front of Historic Heights Bed and Breakfast to draw attention to Emmer’s support of Arizona’s anti-immigration legislation, also known as SB 1070. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.

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The Minnesota Senate passed a bill today that would require the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to distribute information packets to small business owners informing them of upcoming con

In the coming weeks, KFAI’s News Department will check in with local lawmakers that affect policy in the Twin Cities.

Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional district held a press conference on August 8th at the Lock and Dam visitor center to lay out new legislation to support what he calls a fede

Ever since Mayor R.T. Rybak decided not to run for a fourth term and the State DFL opted not to endorse a candidate, the race for the Mayor’s office has included a busier-than-normal field of candidates.  Among the candidates voters will consider is former city council member Dan Cohen, a registered independent.  Dan Cohen stopped by KFAI and talked with Ryan Dawes, who asked Cohen how his administration would differ from Rybak’s.

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State Senator David Tomassoni and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark called on Governor Tim Pawlenty today to work with legistlative leaders to pass an economic stimulus package during the

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer announced his candidacy for United States Senate on Wednesday, October 10th. The St.

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