The Associated Press called the race for Schultz at around 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. With 73% of precincts reporting, Schultz had 54% of the vote, with candidate Doug Wardlow at 35%. Perennial candidate Sharon Anderson had around 12% of the vote.
Traverse County Attorney Matthew Franzese is petitioning Ramsey County District Court Judge Thomas Gilligan to intervene in a case that ended Minnesota abortion restrictions, including a 24-hour wait period. Attorney General Keith Ellison, who was defending the state’s laws in that case, announced last week he would not appeal the ruling.
Keith Ellison has joined other attorneys general in an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force investigating “gateway providers” that sell access to U.S. telephone networks. The ultimate goal is to bring legal action against the companies and cut down on illegal robocalls.
Hundreds face charges in connection with the protests of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project last year, which energy company Enbridge constructed through northern Minnesota to transport oil from the Canadian province of Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.
A Ramsey County judge ruled many of Minnesota’s abortion regulations violate the state constitution, including a 24-hour wait period and a requirement minors notify both parents before getting an abortion.
The top priority for Minnesota anti-abortion groups following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is winning elections in November. But even with the state Legislature and governor's office, passing sweeping bans could be a far reach.
“No one who travels from another state to seek an abortion that’s legal in Minnesota is going to be prosecuted,” the attorney general said. “I will oppose extradition requests from other states for people who’ve engaged in legal conduct in Minnesota.”
Between Jan. 1 and May 31, Gov. Tim Walz’s reelection campaign raised nearly $1.8 million and now has $4.46 million on hand heading into the summer. Republican challenger Scott Jensen raised about $472,000 in the same period and had $663,000 on hand as of May 31.