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Businessman Isaak Rooble seeks open Bloomington City Council seat

With the District 4 Bloomington City Council seat open after incumbent Patrick Martin decided against seeking reelection, Mr. Isaak Rooble, a businessman and past...

Ilhan Omar embarks on new path no longer defined by ‘firsts’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was winding up for a speech at a Minnesota clean energy facility when he spotted a lawmaker in...

Republicans remove only African-born member of Congress from Foreign Affairs Committee

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who got the job last month after the longest speaker’s election in American history since the eve of the Civil...

Outgoing officials say farewells as Brooklyn Park’s first Black mayor prepares...

Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson held her last city council meeting Monday, joined by outgoing councilmembers who also came to say their final goodbyes....

Young African women break 164-year-old barrier to Minnesota senate

Two women in their 20s with recent ties to Africa jointly made history on Nov. 8 by becoming the first Black women ever elected...

PAC opposing Mike Elliott’s mayoral candidacy launches in Brooklyn Center

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A political action committee opposing the Brooklyn Center mayoral candidacy of incumbent Mike Elliott has launched as residents in the two weeks leading to...

Ilhan Omar wins party endorsement for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) has once again endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar as she seeks re-election to represent  Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Omar and former Minneapolis...

Verbeten’s candidacy increases chances of a Black woman getting elected to...

Another candidate has joined the race for the Minnesota State Senate, therefore increasing chances of history that has been in the making. Clare Oumou Verbeten,...

Meet Zaynab Mohamed, the Somali American woman running for Minnesota State...

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When Zaynab Mohamed began visiting the Minnesota state legislature in St. Paul to advocate for her community, she noticed something very troubling. “What inspired me...

Brooklyn Park City Council East District candidate forum set for January...

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The four candidates vying for the Brooklyn Park City Council East District open seat in the upcoming Feb. 8 special election will gather tonight...

Kenyan American candidate for Minnesota state Senate calls for fair redistricting

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Huldah Momanyi-Hiltsley says she wants to be the next lawmaker to represent District 40 in the Minnesota State Senate. If she’s successful, the Kenyan...