Election 2024

Election 2024

Everything you need to know about the local, state and federal elections in 2024.

Why many scientists fear a second Trump term
Federal scientists work on everything from agriculture and housing to weather forecasts and electricity generation. Many worry they will face censorship if Trump wins in November.
In Minnesota’s deep red 7th District, Otter Tail County GOP feuds over pretty much everything
There’s a feud unfolding among Republicans in northwest Minnesota. The Otter Tail County GOP is currently deeply divided, with traditional area Republicans pitted against a more conservative, activist faction of the local GOP.
Secretary of State: Law is clear on what Biden’s exit means for Minnesota ballots
Secretary of State Steve Simon is responsible for ensuring that Minnesota has a smooth and fair election this fall. With President Joe Biden exiting the race just a month before the Democratic National Convention, one name on the ballot is now uncertain. How will that affect our ballots?
You ask, we answer: Biden dropped out, now what?
President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 presidential race on Sunday and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the next nominee. Here are answers to questions MPR News readers asked us about the news.
Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party’s presidential nominee: AP survey
Vice President Kamala Harris has secured the support of enough Democratic delegates to become her party’s nominee against Donald Trump.
Rep. McCollum sees VP Harris atop ticket energizing women to back Democrats
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s 4th District, told Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer she’s willing to back Harris and favors Gov. Tim Walz for a running mate.
Rep. Phillips backs Harris for president but wants other contenders heard
U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips challenged President Joe Biden for the presidential nomination and now backs Vice President Kamala Harris, but he said he also wants Democrats to hear from other potential candidates. “Competitions create better outcomes,” he told MPR News.
Minnesota delegates react to Joe Biden’s exit from the presidential race
MPR News spoke with all 93 Minnesota delegates. The majority support Harris, but eleven remain uncommitted — that’s the most in any state.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz doesn’t rule out VP role as presidential nomination race is reset
Gov. Tim Walz told Minnesota Now that he spoke with Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday and would join the Democratic ticket if it helped improve chances of a win.