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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

Minnesota abortion battle turns to November and the ballot box

Groups on both sides of the issue have been preparing to take their case to the ballot box. → Read More

With Roe overturned, Minnesota abortion opponents win a long-fought battle

Activism over decades elevated the issue to a fundamental tenet of the Republican Party. → Read More

Minnesota leaders' response to Texas school shooting shows political divide over guns

It's unlikely that grief will translate into policy changes. → Read More

Attorney General Keith Ellison easily wins DFL endorsement for second term

First-term AG expects to be the top target of Republicans in the fall campaign. → Read More

Minnesota DFLers work to build momentum in tough election year

With a slate of incumbents on the ballot, party activists are aiming to ramp up enthusiasm at this weekend's convention. → Read More

State error means wealthy Minnesotans owe more taxes

The state collected about $38M too little in 2019 and 2020 from some of its wealthiest taxpayers. → Read More

Who's getting Minnesota's new 'hero pay,' and how will it work?

What you need to know about the Legislature's agreement on bonus checks for front-line workers. → Read More

Dust off the growler: This could be the year Minnesota liquor laws change

Legislators say they're optimistic a measure allowing larger breweries to sell beer to-go could pass this session. → Read More

Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion prompts outrage, hesitation among Minnesotans

While procedure is constitutionally protected in Minnesota, the draft signaled that opponents may soon win a long-sought victory. → Read More

Mondale remembered: 'One of the finest men I've ever known'

The late Minnesotan climbed to the pinnacle of U.S. politics as an influential senator and vice president. → Read More

Michelle Benson bows out of Minnesota governor's race

The Ham Lake Republican will not seek re-election to the state Senate. → Read More

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs pandemic bonus pay, unemployment insurance deal

Bonus checks would amount to roughly $750 a person if all 667,000 eligible workers who qualified apply. → Read More

Minnesota physicians brace for Roe v. Wade decision

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion case, states like Minnesota could become islands for women seeking the procedure. → Read More

Minnesota House Democrats pitch $1 billion boost in annual education spending, GOP offers far less

The Senate Republican proposal calls for about $30 million in spending on literacy. → Read More

After Minneapolis teachers strike reveals divisions, 'all eyes are on the district'

Appointing new leadership, rebuilding trust are among the tasks the district faces. → Read More

U.S. House passes CROWN Act barring discrimination based on hair type or style

Rep. Ilhan Omar co-led the legislation, which passed the House largely along party lines. → Read More

Do you remember life before Roe v. Wade? We want to hear your story

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this summer in a case that could determine the future of abortion access in the United States. → Read More

Citing possible voter fraud, GOP targets program to protect Minnesotans at high safety risk

Safe at Home allows victims of intimate partner violence and others to shield their addresses from aggressors. → Read More

Former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk joins Scott Jensen's gubernatorial ticket

Jensen is the first in a large GOP field of gubernatorial hopefuls to announce a running mate. → Read More

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn dies at the age of 59

Hagedorn, a Republican, was serving in his second term at the time of his death. His wife, Jennifer Carnahan, announced the news in a Facebook post on Friday morning. → Read More