Democracy: Practice makes perfect. Find your Minnesota polling place at Pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us
. Then use Mapquest.com
for driving directions or Metrotransit.org
for Twin Cities bus schedules and maps. For ballots and candidates, go to the Star Tribune's online voter guide, Startribune.com/politics
and type in your zip code. Elections are Tuesday, November 8, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Scan the League of Pissed-Off Voters' endorsements
, the City of Minneapolis election center
, and St. Paul's website
. Otherwise, here are a bunch of links for background: Minneapolis Mayoral Mayhem
(MNSpeak 8/26/05), Randy Kelly R.I.P.? Can the St. Paul mayor rebound from an awful primary showing?
(City Pages 10/12/05), White Fight: How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?
(City Pages 10/12/05), Black on Black Grime: The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
(City Pages 10/26/05), The Diva of Downtown: With her gaudy campaign chest and indelicate manners, Lisa Goodman acts like she runs City Hall. Maybe she does.
(City Pages 10/26/05), Hardball politics in St. Paul
(Blotter 10/26/05), Park and Wreck: This election season, the dysfunctional Minneapolis Park Board is ripe for reform
(City Pages 11/2/05), Peter McLaughlin: I'm running because we must do better
(Star Tribune 11/3/05), St. Paul mayoral money map
(Pioneer Press 10/23/05). Don't ask me for endorsements, I live in Golden Valley