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Lawmakers can’t reach a deal to fund repairs, and taxpayers seem happy to keep paying less.
Midwestern Democrats, counties also join fight over clean waterway rules that Sen. Klobuchar says are unclear.
The “countering violent extremism” program, which will likely pay for youth mentorships and cultural programs, already is coming under fire before it has doled out any cash in Minnesota.
WASHINGTON – Minnesota’s most conservative Democrat caught up with Minnesota’s most liberal Democrat last weekend to get to know each other better. They…
Conditions at Leech Lake impede learning, he says.
Taxpayer dollars to Vikings and Wild were aimed at recruiting at sporting events.
They’ve hired a D.C. lobbyist to argue to the feds that the agency lacks elected officials to make decisions.
Airlines may price seats based on your ZIP code, your travel habits or your marital status — a practice Sen. Al Franken has urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to further regulate.
In interview after arrests of six Minnesotans, the Democrat says: "They’re not going to Mogadishu, they’re going to Syria or Iraq to go fight somebody they don’t know. For what? What’s the comfort they are looking for?”
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” committee chairman said, adding that so many federal agencies are all charged with supervising Indian schools, yet no one is getting the job done.
Klobuchar says she called Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn from a cornfield in Moorhead over the recent congressional break with a compromise.
McCollum is at odds with fellow Democrats over stricter mining regulations on federal lands.
The Republican’s three-year legacy legislation, an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, has stalled in the House of Representatives because he has lost so much GOP support and failed to generate enthusiasm among Democrats.
GOP Rep. Tom Emmer is the first to acknowledge how much he is learning in his first 100 days of his first term in Congress.
Minnesota’s newest congressman joins GOP majority on Capitol Hill.
Tom Emmer, a one-time gubernatorial candidate who for years made headlines for his conservative fire and edgy ideas, is calming down. That doesn’t mean he’s less conservative.
Request for clarification comes months after party was fined by Federal Election Commission.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar joins a crowded group of ambitious politicians who have penned memoirs about their upbringing and life in the Senate chamber. The publication is tied to a key date on the presidential election calendar.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken urged comedian and talk-show host David Letterman to run for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, according to excerpts released by…
Kline and the powerful food lobby that donates money to him, say the new rules are onerous and expensive for school districts and there is more food waste when students are required to take foods they would not otherwise choose.
But senator was not alerted, her office says.
Republicans added the abortion funding language, senators say.
The latest fine, for failing to disclose nearly $250,000 in receipts, payments and debts from 2009 to 2011, brings total in two cases to nearly $200,000.
Despite security clearances from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, Somali youth leader Mohamed Farah from Minneapolis says he cannot board a plane at the Twin Cities airport without being stopped and double-screened by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
It’s been exceedingly hard lately for Somali-Americans to wire cash back to families in their homeland after the main California-based bank that facilitated the bulk of the business halted Somalia transfers Feb. 7. The bank stopped doing business in Somalia after the Treasury Department issued a cease-and-desist order last year because bank officials could not adequately prove all of the money being wired from the United States was going to legitimate sources.
It’s a new world for both of Minnesota’s Democratic senators, who say they are slowly adjusting to a life in which they aren’t in charge, don’t run the committees, can’t call hearings and have little control over what gets voted on.
Minnesota program tries to stop youths from joining jihadists
On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger will present his work in Minnesota's Somali community, along with religious, school and community leaders in the state, at a Washington summit on countering violent extremism.
Minnesota delegation eyes ag, tourism perks.
McCollum, Ellison decry breach of protocol in Israeli leader’s planned speech to Congress.
Merchants Bank halted money transfers to nation.
WASHINGTON – Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recommended on Friday to President Obama that Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright be nominated to…
WASHINGTON – An evaluation of Veterans Administration suicide prevention programs and better psychiatry services are part of a bill by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim…
Minnesota has more members on House Agricultural Committee than California or Texas, both of which have four and six times the number of House members total. Minnesota has Ag representation from the Seventh, Eighth, First and Sixth Congressional Districts, three Democrats and a Republican respectively.
Political newcomer says she will seek DFL nomination in 2016.
This spring, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are girding for one of the biggest showdowns in a decade on how to revamp the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law that fundamentally challenged norms in public education by requiring schools prove students were effectively learning core subjects.
President adopted Rebekah Erler’s family story as emblematic of middle-class America.
Former soldier expects Armed Services committee to be better power base for him, constituents.
Cargill and the new U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba — more than two dozen trade associations representing virtually every crop and meat produced in the United States — have engaged Minnesotans in Congress for help.
Homeland Security takes deep interest in CRISTAL, whose uses could include protecting the nation’s food supply.
Brand USA’s campaign drew an additional 1 million visitors to the United States. One international ad featured the Mall of America.
Recent protests across the country, including in Minneapolis, have stoked old passions for the Minnesota Democrat.
‘I kept the faith,’ she says, promising to stay in the spotlight
The senator has pressed Uber, the popular ride-share service that is upending the taxi industry, to be more transparent and accountable in how it handles the data associated with its burgeoning number of passengers around the world.
Both chambers likely to extend tax credits, but not everyone’s happy about it.
Poised to navigate power shift in the Senate, she’s mum about her future plans. She’s already elevated her profile to the point where her name surfaces whenever there is a top Obama administration vacancy or a list of presidential aspirants.
An 88-foot giant from Chippewa National Forest with ornaments made by the hands of Minnesota kids is now alight in front of the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
At issue is a pending decision by the FCC — likely to come out in 2015 — that will decide whether Internet service can be regulated under the same act used to regulate telephone service.
Bill Frenzel, for 20 years a Republican member of Congress who served the west metro until 1991 and was a leading spokesman for his chamber on economic matters, has died. He was special adviser in 1993 to President Clinton, assigned to lobby Capitol Hill on behalf of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Rep. Rick Nolan, a prior no vote, hopes the project brings jobs to the Iron Range. The measure heads to the Senate next week; if passed, however, it faces an uncertain future on President Obama’s desk.
The two Democrats faced strong and well-financed Republican opponents.
Republican Tom Emmer, who failed in his bid to be Minnesota’s governor four years ago, won the seat being vacated by Rep. Michele Bachmann in…
In the third and final debate before Election Day, Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden worked harder to acknowledge their differences than their similarities.
The district now ranks second among all U.S. House races for outside cash pouring in. A recent analysis showed that independent groups have pumped more than $12 million into ads, mailers and other efforts.
The cash and attention put the fight between 12-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson and state Sen. Torrey Westrom in the spotlight.
Differences on ISIL and Ebola led to raised voices and sharp exchanges in Sunday confrontation moderated by WCCO-TV.
Early voting is hitting an all-time high in Minnesota, and campaigns are ramping up their get-out-the-vote efforts.
WASHINGTON – Jeff Larson has been called the silver bullet in Minnesota GOP politics, the smartest guy in the room, a close friend and political…
Party counterpunches against challenger in Seventh District.
WASHINGTON – In one of her last speeches as a member of Congress, Rep. Michele Bachmann alleged that U.S. Border Patrol agents aren’t…
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison could put his campaign in neutral and coast to victory if he wanted. But that’s not how he’s approaching this race.
It’s the only scheduled debate in 8th District race, Minnesota’s hottest.
When he ran for governor in 2010, he embraced Tea Party’s anti-government themes.
Congress members ask for a meeting with national VA secretary.
Franken is locked in a nationally important political fight to keep his job, a race that could help determine which party controls the Senate.
WASHINGTON – It’s not often that Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan join together to support the same amendment. On Thursday,…
The advice comes as Obama administration officials say they are stepping up engagement to Muslim communities across the United States — including Minnesota.
This colorful matchup is Minnesota’s hottest race. It has been dubbed a “toss up” by every political observer in the country and has already garnered more than $2M in outside money for ads.
Politicians call for action against group’s fighters and resources to combat recruiting in the state.
The Senate hopeful says he is coming at the issue “as a problem-solver” rather than making it a partisan debate.
Reports show Franken, McFadden are tops in fundraising compared with out-of-state counterparts.
Newcomer McFadden to face incumbent Franken in closely watched race.
Congo halted exit letters for adopted kids, and hundreds are in limbo.
Democrat’s son gets salary as campaign treasurer.
Federal officials are warning that unless Congress approves President Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request before the August congressional recess, $94 million that had been devoted mostly to refugees instead will be diverted to the escalating crisis on the border.
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