Is Amy Klobuchar a shoo-in in home state Minnesota on Super Tuesday?

ST. CLOUD — Wayne Grimmer sees U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar as a dark horse candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

TakeAction Minnesota backs Sen. Bernie Sanders

The progressive group, a powerhouse in DFL politics, chooses the Vermont senator in Minnesota’s presidential primary.  A powerful Minnesota progressive group has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary. TakeAction Minnesota announced its backing for the Vermont senator on Wednesday morning. It is the first time the group has endorsed a

Youth, diversity take the reins of power at St. Paul City Hall

It wasn’t until Nelsie Yang volunteered on Dai Thao’s 2015 St. Paul City Council reelection campaign that she realized people of color could be elected officials. “I didn’t even know that somebody like me could do this work,” Yang said. “I remember saying to myself, ‘Wow, if Dai can do this, I can do it,

Network-building pays off in Nelsie Yang’s groundbreaking council win

Nelsie Yang’s 3-year-old niece was at her side when she learned that she’d been elected to the St. Paul City Council, after eight hours of ballot counting and 18 months of campaigning.

“I’m just so happy she’s here,” Yang said after her victory in the Sixth Ward race was called Friday. “When I was 3 years old, I never would have imagined myself being here.”

Election reveals changing face of leadership in Twin Cities suburbs

The newly elected women say the trend has been building over the last few years, and they credit each other for support and inspiration, as well as organizations such as TakeAction Minnesota, Women Organizing Women and Women Winning, aimed at encouraging women to seek public office.

Such women are “feeling a sense of confidence because they are seeing representation now that look like them,” said Pahoua Yang Hoffman, executive director of the Citizens League. “The community is also rallying around them.”

Dai Thao, Nelsie Yang win St. Paul City Council races after Round 2 of vote count

Buoyed by a series of powerful labor organizations, TakeAction Minnesota organizer Nelsie Yang defeated five fellow candidates on Friday to win the open seat on the St. Paul City Council representing Payne-Phalen and the Greater East Side.

Michael Bloomberg’s Minnesota largesse preceded presidential bid

Long before he launched a late-stage presidential bid with an ad blitz across Minnesota and other battleground states, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his vast fortune to work around the state. He funded pushes to legalize same-sex marriage in the state in 2013 and, more recently, helped fill DFL coffers in the 2018