Every November, somebody's running for something. In 2014, we're looking at statewide elections for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Auditor and U.S. Senator. All Congressional seats are also up for election, as are all seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Local races include county commissioners and some seats on the Minneapolis school board. Judicial races are also on the ballot.  

The Daily Planet has spreadsheets showing who's running for what, as well as coverage of metro-area and statewide races.

Governor

Minnesota statewide offices

U.S. Senator for Minnesota

Congress—First District

Congress—Second District

Congress—Third District

Congress—Fourth District

Congress—Fifth District

Congress—Sixth District

Congress—Seventh District

Congress—Eighth District

Minneapolis School Board

Ramsey County 

Hennepin County

Legislature— Minneapolis  St. Paul  Greater Minnesota  Suburban

Minnesota judicial elections


Previous election cycles:

Minneapolis mayor

Minneapolis City Council—Ward 1

Minneapolis City Council—Ward 2
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 3
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 4
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 5
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 6
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 7
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 8
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 9
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 10
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 11
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 12
Minneapolis City Council—Ward 13

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

St. Paul Mayor
St. Paul First Ward City Council 
St. Paul School Board

U.S. President

Marriage amendment

Voter ID amendment

Minneapolis—All elections

Special legislative elections - January 2012
St. Paul 2011


Minneapolis/Hennepin County
St. Paul
Minneapolis Board of Education - 2010

Undemocratic neighborhood process continues in Prospect Park

A watertower in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.

I’ve been a member of the Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association since 1997.
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Saint Paul's Hasty Mainstreaming Rollout: A Chat with School Board Candidate Jess Banks

Official Family Shot – Jess Banks (Top Left), Cam Banks (Top Right), Griffin (Lower Left), Connor (Lower Right).

[Central high school on Marshall Avenue.]

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Student debt is a problem for everyone

Bring up student loans anywhere near a college campus and you’re sure to get more than a little nervous laughter.
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'We can't do this without you!' Mayor Hodges sets her agenda in State of the City address

“One Minneapolis” was the central theme in Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’s State of the City Address on April 2, at the American Swedish Institute, where she discussed how the community working to

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'Education savings account’ for students with disabilities? Or ‘voucher?’

Public schools are required by state and federal law to accept students with disabilities and to make appropriate accommodations for their learning.

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Clergy: “The Few” Still Suppressing Voting Without Help Of Voter ID

Minnesota’s battle over voter photo ID may be over, but it’s not forgotten.

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Brief Analyzes Political Impact of Projected Eligible 2016 Voters of Color in Key Battleground States

Photo by John Morton, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

The political implications of the nation’s changing demographics are already being felt in many states across the country.

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Outreach director brings diversity to Generation Next team

(Photo courtesy of Generation Next) Jerimiah Ellis

After meeting with Generation Next staff, it was obvious to me that while everyone had a significant role in the program’s success, the role of Jeremiah Ellis, director of outreach and partnerships, was most essential. As stated in a previous article (“Five big steps across the achievement gap,” MSR, Dec. 11, 2014), Victor Cedeño, director of networks and education policy for Generation Next, attributed a huge portion of their success to “a powerful table of people who are coming together saying, ‘We want to be responsible for this. We want to do whatever it takes.’”

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Navell Gordon, smeared face of #Pointergate, tells his story

(Still from video below) Navell Gordon

Navell Gordon became famous when KSTP-TV blurred his face in a photo where he was standing next to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and broadcast it because police said the two were flashing gang signs by pointing at each other. Social media dubbed the story #Pointergate. Gordon says he is not a member of the kind of gang KSTP-TV insinuated he belonged to. “I’m a member of the NOC gang,” he says with a laugh. “Knocking on doors, and organizing and getting more people involved.”

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