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Mpls. Voters Remove Food-to-Alcohol Ratios, Increase Filing Fees

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Minneapolis residents approved two ballot measures in Tuesday’s election, one that removes strict food-to-alcohol sales ratios for neighborhood restaurants and another that increases the filing fees for municipal elections.

First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies Voters in Minneapolis

First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center in Philadelphia. - Photo: AP/Matt Rourke

First lady Michelle Obama is the latest prominent figure to come through Minnesota to fire up Democrats.
Obama appeared at a Minneapolis high school Tuesday afternoon for a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken, who are seeking re-election.

Bill Clinton in Town to Rally Support for Franken, Dayton

File Photo: Former President Bill Clinton - Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin, File

Former president Bill Clinton will be in Minnesota on Friday to headline a campaign rally in support of Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton.

The Get Out the Vote event takes place at the Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. The RSVP period for tickets is now closed, but organizers say seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mpls. Committee Votes to Expand In-Person Absentee Voting Hours

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Minneapolis voters now have more options when it comes to the way they vote in November.

The city council’s Elections and Rules committee voted Wednesday to approve expanding hours for in-person absentee voting.

Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts 'Real America' in Minnesota

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With 2 1/2 years remaining, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can take on his own to achieve his goals. So, the White House is trying to maximize Obama's exposure to "real Americans," hoping that more intimate and less scripted interactions will remind struggling citizens why they voted for him in the first place.

Protesters to Oppose Condoleezza Rice's Speech at U of M

In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures while speaking at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. - Photo: AP/Ben Margot, File

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday to speak at the newly-remodeled Northrop Auditorium, and students, staff, faculty and community members are planning to protest ahead of the speech.

Republicans Decline to Endorse Rep. Loon

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Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
At their convention Saturday, the Eden Prairie delegates decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race.