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Your need-to-know guide for midterm elections in Minnesota

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You've done your research and know exactly who you want to vote for in the November election — but do you know if you're registered to vote? Do you know where your polling place is?

To successfully cast your ballot, it's as important to know about the candidates as it is to understand the basics of how to vote. Every state runs its elections differently, and Minnesota has its own quirks.

MPR News helps you find out how to make sure you're eligible and prepared to cast your ballot on (or before) Election Day in this handy need-to-know guide.

Broadcast Journalist Series: Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders

Don't miss Cathy Wurzer's discussion with Sam Sanders of NPR! Sanders, a reporter and host of It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, engages with journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation.

October 15, 7 p.m.
University of St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy Education Center, St. Paul, Minn.
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The Broadcast Journalist Series is an hour long live discussion with a visiting journalist and includes an audience Q&A. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News.

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Terry Albury shared internal documents with a reporter after becoming increasingly troubled by investigative practices he believed targeted and intimidated Minnesota's Somali-American community. The judge on Thursday said Albury's actions put the country at risk.

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“First of all, who did this?” Pop artist Troye Sivan stood on a raised platform, staring out into the crowd at the State Theatre. He’d just finished singing “Postcard” from his lovely new album Bloom. A few voices met his question with screams, and he giggled into the mic. Earlier in the evening, Sivan superfans Alicia Grafft and…

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Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev with Minnesota Orchestra live on Classical MPR

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Violinist Gil Shaham joins the Minnesota Orchestra this week to play Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. Hear it live at 8 p.m. Friday on Classical MPR, along with works by Strauss and Brahms, led by guest conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.