The two candidates are benefiting from a sophisticated network of donors and committees that have flourished in the wake of recent legal decisions.
DFLers hope to keep control of the Minnesota House, and both parties are pouring a lot of money into the races.
Democrats say they can no longer take the northeastern part of the state for granted.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is criticizing 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Stewart Mills for saying he would scrap the Affordable Care Act, including parts that both sides support.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped by the MPR News State Fair booth this week to talk about beer, guns and the economy.
But her answer to a question about student loan debt stood out to PoliGraph.
Billy Czerwinski isn't old enough to vote, but the seventeen-year-old Minnetonka High School student created Americans for a Better Yesterday, Tomorrow for a school project on campaign finance laws. He wanted to show just how easy it is to establish a super PAC -- and just how unregulated the fundraising entities are.
Three influential Republicans are trying to push aside the GOP pick for the right to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton this fall.
As it was in 2012, the race for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is expected to be one of the most hotly contested in the country this year.
As Minnesota becomes more diverse, schools across the state are facing a shortage of teachers of color. Some school districts want to change that, mindful that the success of their students depends on it.
Most teachers get benefits now through their union contracts. But figuring out which newly eligible employees meet that 30-hour-per-week threshold is difficult because so many work part-time nine months out of the year.
Mary Cathryn Ricker will leave her current post as president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, to become the vice president of the America Federation of Teachers.
In a state that pioneered the charter school movement, the two Twin Cities unionized charter schools stand out. Whether those votes mark a new era for the state's teacher's union is up for debate.
The legislative session is over, and DFLers are back in their districts talking up their accomplishments, including efforts to reduce the funding gap between urban and rural school districts.
According to the survey, Franken leads all of his potential Republican opponents by double digits, including his most likely challenger Mike McFadden. In that match-up, Franken has an 11 percentage point advantage with 49 percent to McFadden's 38 percent.
Now that the well-funded businessman Mike McFadden has won the GOP endorsement to challenge Sen. Al Franken, a broader coalition of national donors and political groups may throw their weight behind the former investment banker. But this influx of cash could give Franken a compelling reason for Democrats to give to him.