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Over one year later, the Montejo family perseveres after deportation of father

An old photo of Gregorio Montejo sits on the floor of the family’s apartment in Mankato, Minn. on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Katelyn Vue
November 25, 2020
One year since Gregorio Montejo’s arrest, the Montejo family deals with the aftermath of his ICE detainment and deportation.

Political groups celebrate election results

College Democrats President Claire Anderson poses for a portrait outside the Coffman Student Union on Sunday, Nov. 15.  Anderson, who studies political science and French, has served as president of the group since May.
Jasmine Snow
November 16, 2020
Republican groups are happy with the gains the GOP has made, while Democrat groups are excited about Biden’s win.

From Iraq to Minneapolis, nonviolence group worked to prevent voter intimidation during election

Volunteers from the Nonviolent Peaceforce oversee crowd safety at the “Together We Rise” protest event on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
November 14, 2020
Nonviolent Peaceforce, which is stationed in conflict zones around the world, brought unarmed civilian protection tactics to the Twin Cities during election week.

Trump supporters clashed with counter-protesters outside governor’s mansion

A protester wearing a
Lydia Morrell and Samantha Hendrickson
November 10, 2020
Heated debates quickly ensued between the two groups, with competing chants like "Black lives matter" and "all lives matter" ringing out from either side.

Election Day 2020: A Gallery

Election Day 2020: A Gallery
The Minnesota Daily's multimedia staff documented the voices of student voters, the anxieties of community members and efforts of social justice advocates on a historic election day.

‘There is still more work to be done’: Lake Street rally stirs community, stresses postelection action

As speakers call out the names of people of color killed by police officers, participants sport apparel bearing parallel messages, such as masks declaring
Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 9, 2020
Though activists were happy to see Trump out of office, many said it is just one step of many toward justice for underrepresented communities.

It’s official: Joe Biden is the president-elect

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a gun safety and Moms Demand Action event held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Gage Skidmore / Associated Collegiate Press)
Dylan Miettinen
November 7, 2020
The Associated Press called the race at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

‘It’s outrageous’: Over 600 protesters surrounded, detained and arrested on I-94

Protesters march on Cedar Ave. S. on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The rally was held to address a People’s Mandate requesting action be taken to end racism, COVID-19 and the recession no matter who wins this year’s presidential election.
Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 6, 2020
After 20 minutes of marching, police detained protesters for nearly five hours before arresting and citing 646 activists on the closed-off highway

Election Day wanes with parties, polls

Jason Lewis, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, checks in with his campaign team before delivering a speech at the GOP election event in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 4, 2020
As polling places around UMN went dark, the DFL and GOP celebrated in dramatically different ways during the pandemic.

In close race, Tina Smith wins U.S. Senate seat

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.
Samantha Hendrickson and Tiffany Bui
November 4, 2020
Smith beat Lewis by about 6 percentage points, winning the state with 49.4% of the vote.