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Minnesota

Abbreviation

MN

Established

5/11/1858

Nation

United States


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Governor
Term 2011-15

Mark Dayton  (DFL)

43.63%

Lieutenant Governor
Term 2011-15

Yvonne Prettner Solon  (DFL)

43.63%

Attorney General
Term 2011-15

Lori Swanson  (DFL)

52.90%

Auditor
Term 2011-15

Rebecca Otto  (DFL)

48.39%

Secretary of State
Term 2011-15

Mark Ritchie  (DFL)

49.10%


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

MN State Senate
Term 2013-2017

Democratic Farmer Labor Party Control (DFL)

58.21%

MN State House
Term 2013-2015

Democratic Farmer Labor Party Control (DFL)

54.48%


JUDICIAL BRANCH

Chief Justice
Term 2013-2019

Lorie Skjerven Gildea  (N)

60.02%

Minnesota Supreme Court


FEDERAL ELECTIONS

US President
Term 2013-17

Barack Obama  (D)

52.65%

US Senate Class I
Term 2013-19

Amy Klobuchar  (D)

65.23%

US Senate Class II
Term 2009-15

Al Franken  (D)

41.99%

US House
MN - District 01

Term 2013-15

Tim Walz  (D)

57.52%

US House
MN - District 02

Term 2013-15

John Kline  (R)

54.01%

US House
MN - District 03

Term 2013-15

Erik Paulsen  (R)

58.10%

US House
MN - District 04

Term 2013-15

Betty McCollum  (D)

62.27%

US House
MN - District 05

Term 2013-15

Keith Ellison  (D)

74.47%

US House
MN - District 06

Term 2013-15

Michele Bachmann  (R)

50.47%

US House
MN - District 07

Term 2013-15

Collin Peterson  (D)

60.38%

US House
MN - District 08

Term 2013-15

Rick Nolan  (D)

54.28%


COUNTY LIST

MN Counties


EDUCATION

PARTY LEADERSHIP

Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Green

Minnesota Independence

Republican


OTHER

Referendums


DESCRIPTION

Name Etomology: from Dakota Indian word Minisota ("sky tinted waters")
Total Area: 84,068 square miles (217,736 square kilometers - the 12th largest state)
Length (longest distance, north to south): 411 miles
Width (longest distance, east to west): 357 miles
Designation as a Territory: March 3, 1849
Entrance into Union: May 11, 1858 (the 32d state to enter the Union)
State Song: "Hail! Minnesota."
Abbreviation: MN
Population: 4,375,099 (1990 census) - 20th largest state - 70.6% urban, 29.4% rural,
94.4% White, 2.2% African American, 1.8% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.2% Hispanic,
1.1% American Indian, Aleutian, or Eskimo, 0.5% other.
Population Density: 54.3 persons per square mile
Capitol: St. Paul
Largest City: Minneapolis (368,383 people)
Average Elevation: 1,200 feet
Highest Point: Eagle Mountain, 2,301 feet
Lowest Point: surface of Lake Superior, 602 feet
Total Area of Inland Water: 4,779 square miles
Number of Lakes Over 10 Acres: 15,291
Largest Lake: Red Lake, 451 square miles
Average Annual Precipitation: 28.32 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 49.6 inches
Average temperature in January: 11.2? F
Average Temperature in July: 73.1? F

State Motto State Tree State Flower State Bird State Fish
L'Etoile du Nord
(The North Star) Norway Pine Pink and White Lady's Slipper Common Loon Walleye
 
State Grain State Mushroom State Muffin State Gemstone State Beverage
Wild Rice Morel Blueberry Lake Superior Agate Milk


INFO LINKS

Green Party of Minnesota

Minnesota Secretary of State (Elections and Voting)

Christian Freedom Party

Communist Party of Minnesota

Constitution Party of Minnesota

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Independence Party of Minnesota

Liberal Party of Minnesota

Libertarian Party of Minnesota

New Union Party

Progressive Minnesota (The New Party)

Republican Party of Minnesota


BOOKS

Politics

Making Minnesota Liberal: Civil Rights and the Transformation of the Democratic Party


DISCUSSION

MAP

 


MEDIA

Newspaper

St. Paul Pioneer Press


EVENTS

1/1/1900

General Election

MN Poll Open and Close Times Set

Posted by RP

8/10/2010

Primary Election

MN Primary Election

Posted by RP

8/14/2012

General Election

MN Primary Election

Posted by RP


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

8/5/2013 11:00 am

News

4-year-old Bobby Tufts reelected mayor of small Minnesota town

Brandon

1/26/2011 1:00 am

Contest

Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition

Homegrown Democrat

7/14/2011 6:00 pm

Announcement

Minnesota has budget deal, shutdown to end soon

RP

7/13/2011 6:05 am

General

Shutdown could leave Minnesota dry

RP

7/1/2011 8:00 am

News

Broken deals, bitter words and a state shuts down

John

3/18/2011 6:00 pm

General

War On The Poor: Minnesota Republicans Want To Bust Poor People Who Carry Cash

COSDem

12/5/2010 3:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

Republicans to target Minnesota's easy-to-vote laws

RP

3/4/2010 11:00 am

News

[Minnesota] August primary signed into law

Takahe

4/25/2009 6:35 pm

Speculative

A vision of a redistricted Minnesota — without Bachmann

Eric

4/4/2009 5:00 pm

Humor

Two Dozen More Bodies Found In Lake Wobegon

Homegrown Democrat

3/10/2008 10:00 pm

News

Franken's Main Opponent Drops (MN) Senate Bid

New York Democrat

8/1/2007 7:00 pm

News

Bridge collapses into Miss. River

Buddy

6/28/2007 11:00 am

News

Minnesota appeals for convention cash

The Sunset Provision

2/12/2007 4:00 pm

News

Suburban DFLers unite, but can they make it last?

Eric

12/29/2006 12:00 pm

News

In Minnesota, Case Study for Political Shake-Up

New York Democrat

8/7/2006 11:00 pm

News

Law rubs massage therapist the wrong way

--

7/17/2006 12:00 pm

Election Guide

MINNESOTA VOTERS ASK FOR GREEN PARTY CHOICE ON BALLOT, CANDIDATES FILE OVER 17,000 SIGNATURES FOR BALLOT ACCESS IN NOVEMBER

The Oncoming Storm

3/5/2006 2:00 pm

News

[Minnesota] could lose congressional seat

PragCon 3.0

6/21/2006 1:00 pm

News

[Minnesota] blacks' graduation rate among worst in U.S.

PragCon 3.0

6/15/2006 5:00 pm

Election Guide

MN: Greens release election lineup

Sarnstrom

5/18/2006 12:00 am

Obituary

Richard Menke, judge and outdoorsman

Nothing wrong, just gone

5/16/2006 8:00 am

Poll

Minnesota Poll: Equal numbers identify with GOP, Democrats

PragCon 3.0

3/26/2006 6:00 pm

Poll

[MN] Poll: Voters oppose marriage amendment

ArmyDem

3/21/2006 4:00 pm

News

Pawlenty to GOP: " Move on"

Eric

12/29/2005 9:00 am

News

(MN) Special election results may weaken drive for marriage bill at Capitol

Eric

12/10/2005 10:00 pm

News

Poll: Minnesotans Fond Of First Lady (and Amy Klobuchar)

Eric

12/7/2005 9:55 pm

Poll

Survey bodes ill for some Minnesota politicos

ArmyDem

12/6/2005 12:00 am

General

Minnesota Skinny

ArmyDem

12/3/2005 3:00 pm

News

Kline, Kennedy will redistribute donations called 'tainted cash' by opponents

Eric

12/2/2005 8:00 pm

Amusing

Both parties hail Bush visit to Minnesota

RP

10/19/2005 11:00 am

News

Candidates line up for possible vacancies

Eric

10/16/2005 2:00 pm

News

Howard Dean targets 2 (Minnesota) state (Congressional) seats

Eric

7/13/2005 10:00 pm

News

Blackout delays Capitol action

Eric

6/24/2005 5:00 pm

Speculative

Minnesota Government May Have a Shutdown

RP

6/20/2005 9:00 pm

Report

Assets, liabilities of U.S. House members from Minnesota

Eric

6/11/2005 10:00 pm

News

Minnesota Republicans dump their party's boss

Eric

4/23/2005 10:00 pm

News

DFLers gather to discuss options for 2006

Eric

4/21/2005 7:00 pm

News

Minnesota poised for major growth spurt, census finds

Eric

3/7/2005 3:00 pm

Amusing

Minnesota Budget Balancer (Interactive)

Eric

2/22/2005 12:00 am

Humor

State Of Minnesota Too Polite To Ask For Federal Funding

Brandon

2/13/2005 12:00 am

Speculative

(MN:) Mighty shuffle could be ahead in '06 elections

Eric

9/8/2004 12:00 am

Profile

(MN Politics:) Political powerbrokers: Six women on top

Eric

2/2/2005 12:00 am

News

(MN State) Senate Republican leader adds voice to call for gas-tax hike

Eric

2/2/2005 12:00 am

News

Minnesota Poll: Bush approval rating rises

PragCon 3.0

1/30/2005 12:00 am

Poll

Approval rates for Dayton, Coleman drop

Eric

1/13/2005 12:00 am

News

Minnesota turns politically purple

PragCon 3.0

1/6/2005 12:00 am

News

DFLers, Republicans offer anti-meth legislation

Eric

1/4/2005 12:00 am

News

[MN] Parting ways, or meeting partway

Scott³

12/28/2004 12:00 am

News

Case Against (MN) GOP Chair (Ron Ebensteiner)To Continue

Eric

11/10/2004 12:00 am

News

Minnesota Bucks GOP Trend

Eric

11/24/2004 12:00 am

Editorial

Editorial: Tin soldiers/That's how Kline, Kennedy look

Eric

12/1/2004 12:00 am

News

[Minnesota's] State Economic Forecast

The Oncoming Storm

11/8/2004 12:00 am

Endorsement

Minnesota again named healthiest state

The Oncoming Storm

9/22/2004 12:00 am

Press Release

ANTI-BUSH DIRTY TRICK IN MINNESOTA?

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

8/26/2004 12:00 am

Analysis

Is Minnesota Turning Conservative?

PragCon 3.0

8/18/2004 12:00 am

Advertisement

Average ACT Scores by State: 2004 ACT-Tested Graduates

The Oncoming Storm

6/7/2004 12:00 am

News

Green Party in race to retain major-party status in Minnesota

Scott³

5/19/2004 12:00 am

News

Minnesota jobs roar ahead

PragCon 3.0

4/6/2004 12:00 am

News

English-only driver tests proposed

Gerald Farinas

3/28/2004 12:00 am

News

Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty being groomed for higher office?

Gerald Farinas

3/21/2004 12:00 am

Perspective

Minnesota women blazing a new kind of political trail

Eric

3/5/2004 12:00 am

News

Minnesota DFL chief blasts Bush ads

Eddie

3/2/2004 12:00 am

News

Minnesota caucus night culminates campaign flurry in state

The Oncoming Storm

3/1/2004 12:00 am

News

Green Party Urges Protection of Marriage For All

The Oncoming Storm

2/26/2004 12:00 am

News

60,000 Hmong should be resettled in U.S., leader says

Eric

2/19/2004 12:00 am

News

(DFL) Lawmakers push smoking ban

Eric

2/14/2004 12:00 am

Perspective

Minnesota's Right Turn

The Oncoming Storm

1/27/2004 12:00 am

News

Critique of Bush's speech needed an injection of reality

Mr. Techno

1/24/2004 12:00 am

Poll

Job approval for both Minnesota senators is on the rise

Eric

1/8/2004 12:00 am

News

The great partisan divide

Eric

12/25/2003 12:00 am

News

2003: Republican Domination in Minnesota Politics

PragCon 3.0

12/23/2003 12:00 am

Poll

Bush Approval in Minnesota Shoots Upward

Eric

10/3/2003 12:00 am

News

Jury indicts state GOP chief

ArmyDem

9/23/2003 12:00 am

Perspective

Minnesota's Right Turn

Eric

9/14/2003 12:00 am

Poll

MN Still Disapproves of Gun Bill 51% - 11%

Eric

5/15/2003 9:11 am

News

Minnesota's Right Turn

Mr. Techno

5/4/2003 1:16 pm

Poll

MN Poll: Increase Taxes on Wealthy, Cigarettes

New Dem

5/3/2003 4:19 pm

Poll

MN Poll: MN More Dangerous Because of New Gun Bill, 55%-17%

New Dem

4/28/2003 10:53 pm

News

Senate Passes Hangun Permitting bill; Pawlenty promises to sign(He already did)

Mr. Techno


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