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Actresses, authors and grandmas ripped open old wounds and poured out their pain through a hashtag after President Donald Trump's tweet.
Sometimes, what you pay for health care in America depends on how loudly you scream when the bill arrives.
Happy World Car-Free Day, to those who celebrate. On Friday, Minneapolis is hoping some of its 160,000 downtown workers find a new route to work.…
Canada's legalizing recreational marijuana in October. In November, North Dakota voters will decide whether to follow suit.
The mystery of the stolen slippers gripped Grand Rapids and haunted the small Judy Garland Museum.
Annan in August at age 80, leaving his mark on international diplomacy and his name on Macalester's Institute for Global Citizenship.
John McCain lived a life overcrowded with great and terrible moments. But the one that got replayed over and over on the news after his…
The training made it hard not to think about Mollie Tibbetts or other local cases where a woman has come across danger while out by herself.
If there's another debate in the Third District race for Congress, maybe there will be time to talk about health care policy or for the audience to ask a few questions.
It may be difficult for the community to miss its paper if it doesn't really feel like it's gone.
As far as the national political analysts were concerned, the campaign postmortem was complete: Trump Train.
This is a story of bloodshed and cupcakes and our stupid-expensive health care system.
MORGAN, MINN. – The first day of Farmfest, Minnesota’s sprawling agricultural trade show and irresistible political magnet, kicked off with one clear winner —…
Ethan Levin, a sophomore defensive lineman, will return to St. Paul Central, his old high school, with his new teammates and a message.
Of the 183 schools in the Bureau of Indian Education system, few were in worse shape than Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school in Bena.
It's going to be sweet when it's complete. But now? It feels exactly like getting sucked into a taffy puller.
The people Jerry Fleischaker worked with, and the people he worked for, gathered to thank the man who turned volunteer work into a vocation.
Nothing about public health or family planning seems to be bipartisan these days.
The Peltiers' new normal is surgery and therapy and medical bills on top of medical bills.
More and more farmers are working the cannabis strain into rotation beside their soybeans and sugar beets.
They planned this march through north Minneapolis long before Thurman Junior Blevins. Hundreds of children, parents and teachers will make a 3.5-mile trek through the…
Everyone who wasn't a reporter penned in the center of the arena directly under speakers blasting "Tiny Dancer" at full volume did look like they were having fun.
Minnesota had good intentions and bad execution when it set out to turn polling places into tranquil, slogan-free oases.
These days, the Have Ya Herd herd not only pays its own way, it helps keep the Lubich family farm afloat
Days after the party endorsing conventions, we are neck-deep in would-be governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general and congresspeople.
This has been a week of teachable moments on social media.
This end-of-session horse trading and arm twisting comes at a price.
After a move from D.C. back to Minnesota, the water provides a perfect place to decompress.
Minnesota's newest U.S. senator settles in, raises $2M for campaign.
This weekend's district conventions in the Second and Third districts will determine which challengers go up against Reps. Paulsen and Lewis this fall.
Minnesota is suing the federal government over a single question on the 2020 census — a question it argues could skew its population count and cost it everything from a seat in Congress to its share of federal funding.
Minnesota businessman spends weekend at Mar-a-Lago talking politics.
Neither Rep. Erik Paulsen nor neighboring Rep. Jason Lewis have attended a town hall gathering in more than a year — or in Paulsen's case, years.
Students from many backgrounds joined together as 800,000 rallied for stricter gun control as part of the March for Our Lives event.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's proposal to drop Great Lakes gray wolves from the endangered species list was dropped from the massive spending bill at the last minute — to the delight of Minnesota environmentalists and the dismay of state farmers who say wolf populations are healthy enough now to menace their livestock.
Minnesota's newest senator talked Al Franken, Stormy Daniels and blue waves on the ABC show -- and ran afoul of the network censors.
He said he wants to hear from educators, Cabinet for ideas on ending school violence.
Come November, Minnesota could find itself swept up in a midterm Democratic wave, or it could be the bulwark where the GOP picks up seats. Many millions in political spending are expected to wash through the state in a year that also features an open governor's race, two U.S. Senate campaigns and dozens of other down-ticket races.
The former governor and his allies have been reaching out to donors, trying to gauge support for a possible run for a third term in his old job.
Senator clarifies ban's stance on sexual assault but calls the language "wholly inadequate."
Minnesota Republicans in Congress cite transparency in release of controversial intelligence memo; Paulsen more guarded in response.
Rep. Jason Lewis rejoined his colleagues at policy retreat in West Virginia despite the injury.
Republicans applauded, Democrats exchanged incredulous looks.
Minnesota justice's nomination was delayed by objections by former Sen. Franken.
Minnesota's delegation packs the galleries ahead of Trump's State of the Union address.
She's the ninth cosponsor, and first Minnesotan, to sign on to resolution.
Infuriated, Gov. Mark Dayton calls it a "terrible" decision, but mining advocates cheer.
Following a weekend of tense negotiations, Minnesota's Democratic senators voted to end a short-lived government shutdown.
Born with a tragic condition, she found joy amid pain before her Jan. 12 death.
Smith, other lawmakers from state express frustration.
Minnesota is going to be a 'tough state' for Republicans to win, he says in Fox Business News interview.
Three tribes from the Dakotas joined the legal blitz against drugmakers.
Stras declines to spell out views on issues but says he'd be "impartial voice" on federal courts.
Congress just pushed health care funding for some of the youngest and poorest Minnesotans to next year’s to-do list. Lawmakers dashed out of town for…
They're banding together to stave off possible firing.
Invoking Paul Wellstone, he said politics is about improving people's lives.
Senator-designate Tina Smith, appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton, will be sworn in the next day.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith’s political connections and savvy quickly united Minnesota’s ideologically and geographically diverse DFL Party behind her as Al Franken’s replacement in the…
Now that Sen. Al Franken has announced he will resign in the coming weeks, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is facing a high-pressure decision over appointing a replacement.
The Minnesota senator, who called the latest anonymous accusation "preposterous," is set to speak about his future. It comes after Democratic leaders united Wednesday to tell him it was time to go.
One bill, touching on two issues close to Minnesota's heart — the mining economy and the wild beauty of the North Woods — divided the state's congressional delegation this week.
Also, a new accuser, an Army veteran, told CNN that a 2003 encounter came while posing for a photo with Franken, who was on a USO tour.
The Minnesota Democrat continues his apology tour, then turns to legislation.
Ending an 8-day silence, the senator says he's ashamed by the accusations of groping, but ready to get back to work today.
"Let me say again that I'm sorry," the senator wrote in a statement. He apologized for embraces that "crossed a line."
A once-bright political career now hangs in the balance.
Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. Sen. Klobuchar has called for an ethics investigation of Franken.
'What are you doing?' the Minnesota Democrat fended off unwelcome attention from a fellow member of Congress by swatting him with newspaper.
Suburban swing districts south and west of the Twin Cities are drawing some of the most intense national interest, and generating some of the most excitement among Democrats hoping to flip two prize Republican seats next year.
Reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program used to be a fairly painless, bipartisan process. But few things are painless or bipartisan in Washington these days.…
News that the former Minnesota congressman had been caught up in Robert Mueller's probe has been hard to reconcile for friends.
His youngest daughter, Katherine Nolan-Bensen, received a diagnosis of advanced stage 4 lung cancer almost three years ago.
Minnesota Democrat calls on the attorney general to give full accounting of the Trump campaign's contact with Russia.
As opponents call for cuts, Planned Parenthood says its services are essential.
Senators say Minnesota effort to lower insurance rates shouldn't cost state millions in federal health-care funding.
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