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Michelle Griffith

Michelle Griffith

Michelle Griffith covers Minnesota politics and policy for the Reformer, with a focus on marginalized communities. Most recently she was a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in North Dakota where she covered state and local government and Indigenous issues. For two years she was also a corps member with Report for America, a national nonprofit that places journalists in local newsrooms and news deserts. She lives in St. Paul and likes to knit and watch documentaries in her free time.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar wins DFL primary in close race in Minnesota

By: - August 10, 2022

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar barely prevailed in her primary election Tuesday for the DFL candidacy in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District against former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels. Omar’s primary this year was far closer than her 2020 primary, where she beat a well-funded challenger by a wide margin. Nearly half the voters opted for […]