Meet the candidates for secretary of state There are three major party candidates vying to be Minnesota's top election official. They discuss their visions for the secretary of state's office as part of Midday's "Meet the Candidates" series.11:06 a.m.
Mary Kiffmeyer: Incumbent Republican candidate for secretary of state.
Mark Ritchie: DFL candidate for secretary of state.
Joel Spoonheim: Independence Party candidate for secretary of state.
Patricia Anderson: Incumbent Republican candidate for state auditor.
Lucy Gerold: Independence Party candidate for state auditor.
Walz and Gutknecht spar on public TV The race between U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., and his DFL challenger Tim Walz has been attracting national attention and money. Gutknecht and Walz sparred in a recent debate.12:01 p.m.