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  1. reckoning with a reckoning
    The Minnesota Freedom Fund Raised Too Much MoneyLast June, donations were pouring in to the bail fund. The cash-strapped operation suddenly had more money than they were set up to handle.
  2. minnesota
    Derek Chauvin Held in 23-Hour Solitary Confinement As He Awaits SentencingThe convicted murderer is only being let out of his cell one hour per day for exercise and is under observation every 30 minutes.
  3. verdicts
    The Chauvin Verdict Is Not Justice. It’s Self-Preservation.Even as it ended in conviction on murder charges, the trial was a state-level effort to defend the virtues of policing.
  4. minnesota
    Is This a Community?Despite their rhetoric, the Brooklyn Center police have an open disinterest in actual community with city residents.
  5. black lives matter
    From George Floyd to Daunte WrightThe Derek Chauvin trial had Minneapolis’s Black community on edge. Then, police killed again.
  6. george floyd
    The Jury Selection for Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial Is CompleteTwelve jurors and two alternates have been chosen for the trial, which is scheduled to begin next Monday.
  7. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  8. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  9. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  10. vision 2020
    Kanye West Trying to Get on Ballot in Two More Purple StatesThe rapper registered as a Republican in Wyoming after announcing his presidential campaign.
  11. george floyd
    The Lies We Tell About RiotsHow America mystifies the wages of its racism.
  12. george floyd
    CNN Crew Arrested on Live TV During Minneapolis ProtestMinnesota State Police arrested CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his camera crew as they reported on the protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody.
  13. vision 2020
    Black Protesters Might Have Doomed Amy Klobuchar’s Presidential CampaignThe day before she dropped out of the race, Klobuchar canceled a campaign rally in Minnesota due to protests.
  14. vision 2020
    Is Buttigieg’s Presidential Bid Buoyed by Male Privilege?Klobuchar says Mayor Pete has only gotten this far because he’s a man. It’s probably more complicated than that.
  15. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  16. 2018 elections
    Tim Pawlenty’s Comeback Flops With Minnesota Gubernatorial Primary LossTPaw, the state’s former governor, squandered a big advantage in money and name ID as both parties saw primary upsets.
  17. Former W. Bush Ethics Lawyer Running for Franken’s Senate Seat as a DemocratRichard Painter, a lifelong Republican, is expected to challenge Senator Tina Smith, who was appointed to the seat when Franken resigned.
  18. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  19. Richard Painter Mulls Trying to Throw Senate Race to Pro-Trump RepublicanHe’s contemplating a run for Al Franken’s former Senate seat as a Democrat or independent.
  20. Michele Bachmann Has Asked God If She Should Run for Al Franken’s SeatThe former congresswoman and failed presidential candidate is weighing a return to politics, if God gives her the go-ahead.
  21. Democrat Tina Smith Will Replace Franken in the Senate — and Wants to Run in ’18She’ll become the 22nd woman currently serving in the Senate, and is planning on running in 2018.
  22. Female Lieutenant Governor Poised to Take Franken’s SeatIf the Minnesota senator resigns, Tina Smith is expected to take his place in the Senate — but only for one year.
  23. With Franken, the Reckoning Over Sexual Misconduct Comes to the DemocratsCould the debate over expelling Roy Moore also bring down Al Franken?
  24. scary things
    FBI Searches for Suspects After Bombing of Minnesota MosqueNo one was injured in the Saturday-morning blast, which may have been a domestic terrorist attack.
  25. Awarding Electoral Votes by Congress District Becoming Big Temptation for GOPSo long as Republicans have an advantage in House districts, they will be thinking about building that right into the system for electing presidents.
  26. Trump and Pence Head to Minnesota in Sign of DesperationTrump hasn’t led a single poll in Minnesota this cycle, and the GOP hasn’t won the state in decades. But the mogul needs an upset somewhere.
  27. Stabbing Attack at Minnesota Mall Leaves 8 InjuredThe assailant, who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, reportedly referenced “Allah” during the attack.
  28. black lives matter
    Hundreds Arrested As Black Lives Matter Protests Continue NationwideDemonstrations over the weekend left officers injured and activists complaining that the police response was overly aggressive.
  29. philando castile
    Cop’s Lawyer: Castile Shot Due to Gun, Not Race“This heartbreaking incident had nothing to do with race. It had to do with the presence of a gun.”
  30. early and awkward
    Minnesota Town Frees Itself From Tyranny, 5-Year-Old MayorLittle Bobby Tufts has been dethroned.
  31. the internet
    Minnesota Republican Thinks NBA Is Full of ThugsMinnesota Republican Pat Garofalo thinks basketball players are thugs.
  32. bros
    Minnesota Congressional Candidate Not Sorry for Partying Meet Stewart Mills.
  33. cable news
    4-Year-Old Mayor Gives Perfect MSNBC Interview, Could Not Care Less“Ice-cream shop!”
  34. early and awkward
    Minnesota Town Holds America’s Least Democratic ElectionThis is how they got a 4-year-old mayor. 
  35. michele bachmann overdrive
    Michele Bachmann’s Challenger Only Wanted to Run Against Michele Bachmann“Mission accomplished.”
  36. equal rites
    Minnesota About to Become Third State in Two Weeks to Legalize Gay MarriageThat’s a lot of states. 
  37. Minnesota Is the Johnny-Come-Lately of Swing StatesThe supposedly blue state is now in play. 
  38. michele bachmann overdrive
    Minnesota May Not Care About Bachmann’s ‘McCarthyistic Witch Hunt’In fact, it might help her.
  39. the hunt for red november
    Rick Santorum Sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado [Updated]No delegates, no problem?
  40. party chat
    Al Franken Whispers the Tea Party, Minnesota-StyleA Minnesotan food-on-a-stick competition in Brooklyn.
  41. girl scouts
    Minnesota, You Have Compromised Your Access to Thin MintsHopefully you’ve saved a box in the freezer from last year.
  42. natural disasters
    Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding in the MidwestSmall towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin are already underwater.
  43. target
    Target Issues Apology After Donation to Anti-Gay, Conservative Republican“I realize our decision affected many of you in a way I did not anticipate, and for that I am genuinely sorry.”
  44. awesome things
    Minnesota Couple Gets Married, FamousWhy? Because their wedding video is the best thing ever.
  45. early and often
    Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Al Franken Winner of Senate Race [Updated]And yet he is still not quite a senator.
  46. early and often
    Al Franken Declared Winner in Minnesota Senate RaceDoggone it, people liked him! Maybe.
  47. Crappy TV Intern Gets Fired, Freaks OutAnd we thought New Yorkers were the only ones with insane, entitled interns.