Catharine Richert Feature Archive

The pair, both vying to represent Minnesota in the Senate, traded barbs on nearly every major issue facing Minnesota and the nation, from taxes and the economy to the Obama administration's timeline for pulling troops out of Afghanistan. (08/29/2012)
When it comes to policy issues facing Minneapolis residents and the nation, Minnesota's 5th Congressional District Rep. Keith Ellison and his Republican opponent Chris Fields couldn't be further apart. (Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, 08/28/2012)
This election season, Democrats have tried to frame Republicans as hostile to women. (08/28/2012)
The three candidates vying for Minnesota's 4th Congressional District seat say job creation would be their top priority in Congress - but they have dramatically different views on how to grow employment. (Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, 08/27/2012)
Even though Sen. Al Franken is facing what's expected to be a tough re-election race in 2014, he's spending a lot of time helping other Democrats this election year. (08/15/2012)
Gov. Mark Dayton has endorsed Rick Nolan, a former DFL congressman who wants to challenge 8th Congressional District Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall. (07/31/2012)
Just because you live in California, doesn't mean you can't help out one of Minnesota's candidates for Congress. According to recent campaign finance reports, contributors living as far away as Alaska are pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Minnesota's congressional races. (07/16/2012)
As it did in Wisconsin, union policy presents a tough situation for Kurt Bills: he's been a union member much of his professional life, but he's also an outspoken critic of the organizations. (07/05/2012)
Minnesota for Marriage, the primary group backing a state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman, has raised roughly $588,000 so far this year, according to a new finance report. (06/20/2012)
It looks like Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District just got a more competitive. (06/11/2012)
Public Policy Polling released another look at its poll from this week, this one showing DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a lead over her Republican opponent, Rep. Kurt Bills, of 26 percentage points. (06/08/2012)
A new poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by 15 percentage points in Minnesota. (06/07/2012)
Many people told MPR News the constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall that would define marriage is a bigger factor motivating them to vote than the presidential election. (06/05/2012)
Roughly 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters oppose the effort compared to the 43 percent that support it, according to Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. (06/05/2012)
Associate Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen M. Meyer will leave her post, effective Aug. 10. (05/10/2012)