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Updates from Minnesota Public Radio News staff covering Minnesota's Politics.

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Updates from Minnesota Public Radio News staff covering Minnesota's Politics.

    Policast: A quick round up of Minnesota political news

    Policast: A quick round up of Minnesota political news

    On today’s edition: A quick round up of Minnesota political news

    • 6 min
    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    On today’s edition, we interview an early voter who camped out overnight to be the first in line. And we explain how early voters can change their ballots if their candidate drops out of the race before Feb. 25.

    • 10 min
    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    Minnesota’s first presidential primary since 1992 will work differently than other elections because voters will have to declare allegiance to a political party. Meanwhile, Iowa voters are talking about Amy Klobuchar and the other Democratic contenders ahead of caucuses.

    • 14 min
    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    Klobuchar's debate performance; misinformation in Beltrami County

    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar was one of six Democrats to appear in the latest presidential debate. She covered trade, impeachment and whether a woman can be elected president. Meanwhile, local officials in Beltrami County are reflecting on misinformation that circulated ahead of a vote rejecting refugee resettlement.

    • 10 min
    A legislative look-ahead from the Senate GOP and going on a 'disinfo diet'

    A legislative look-ahead from the Senate GOP and going on a 'disinfo diet'

    Senate GOP leaders are eyeing tax cuts, health care improvements and Twin Cities crime as they prepare for the upcoming legislative session, which starts Feb. 11. Meanwhile, MPR’s Catharine Richert shares some tips with host Cathy Wurzer on how to avoid spreading disinformation this election year.

    • 8 min
    Policast: Klobuchar stumps for votes in New Hampshire; Walz rolls out more bonding plans

    Policast: Klobuchar stumps for votes in New Hampshire; Walz rolls out more bonding plans

    Sen. Amy Kloubchar is preparing for Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa. Before that, she was on the road in New Hampshire. And Gov. Tim Walz plans more bonding announcements this week on higher education and public safety. Late last week he proposed borrowing for public drinking water and wastewater systems.

    • 7 min

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