Can Erik Paulsen Be Reelected as a Republican?

Erik Paulsen has represented Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district since his election in 2008. Coming to power amid a field of Democratic candidates, Paulsen attempts to bring a “hard-working, reform-minded” platform to the US House of Representatives. Serving on the House Financial Services Committee and co-chairing the House Medical Technology Caucus, he has become a major […]

How Much Do You Really Know About Minnesota Politics?

Think you’re savvy about Minnesota politics? Take this brief quiz about the various state agencies and historical questions then see how you did. 1) Is there a term limit for governor in Minnesota? Yes No 2) How many cabinet positions does the Minnesota governor appoint? 24 14 102 None 3) Who was the first governor […]

How many people are elected to the Metropolitan Council?

Right! 17. 16 are elected from the municipalities in the Minnesota metropolitan area and one is elected as an “at large” councilperson. Click here to return to the quiz about Minnesota politics.

How many people serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court?

Right! Seven. Each judge is appointed by the governor and stands for reelection during the following cycle. They then stand for reelection periodically until they retire. Click here to return to the quiz about Minnesota politics.

How many Senate districts are there in Minnesota?

Right! 67. Each district elects a senator to serve a four year term. Click here to return to the quiz about Minnesota politics.

How many members are there in the Minnesota House of Representatives?

Right! 134. Each district elects two representatives, deemed A or B. They serve for two year terms. Click here to return to the quiz about Minnesota politics.

Who was the first governor of Minnesota?

Right!  Henry Hastings Sibley was the first governor of Minnesota. Sibley was born in Detroit, Michigan, and served as the head of the state’s militia during the Dakota War of 1862 before taking office in 1858. Click here to return to the quiz about Minnesota politics.

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