UMD Political Science Professor Weighs in on Tuesday’s Primary Election

Primary Elections are Taking Place in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday, August 14; Polls Close at 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, August 14, residents in Minnesota and Wisconsin have the chance to make their voice heard during the 2018 Primary Election. Tuesday morning, Cindy Rugeley, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, gave her insight on the importance of the primary election. Races up for grabs include Governor, Congress, Senate, Attorney General and many more local races….

Two GOP Senators Endorse Expanding Background Checks for Guns

It follows a renewed focus on gun laws nationwide after last month's school shooting in Florida.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Two Republican senators are getting behind efforts to expand background checks on gun sales at the Minnesota Legislature. It’s the latest reminder that gun issues often don’t follow party lines in Minnesota politics. Sen. Scott Jensen of Chaska is a conservative Republican but he joined several Democrats on Monday by backing a bill that would…