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The Graham-Cassidy bill could defund MinnesotaCare and shift funding from Minnesota to states like Wisconsin. "This takes us back several steps." a Minnesota health official says.
The millions of dollars that Minnesota wants to spend to limit rate hikes in the individual health insurance market could cost the state millions more in federal funding for low-income health care.
The Minnesota Democrat announced Tuesday that he has signed on as a cosponsor of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care plan, calling health care "a right for all Americans."
Within hours of last week's announcement that the Trump administration is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a diverse cast of Minnesotans with a stake in the program sprang to action.
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The Democratic senator said Tuesday he will not return a blue slip that would allow the nomination of David Stras to advance to a vote, concerned that the justice is too conservative.
Labor projections suggest the state needs to increase, not cut, legal immigration.
Congress returns this week from a monthlong recess to a legislative calendar counting down to Sept. 30, the deadline to fund the government or at least pass a stopgap to keep it running a few months longer.
Federal lawmakers have until the end of September to renew funds for the CHIP program.
Minnesota state Sen. Richard Cohen joins mass exodus from presidential arts council over Charlottesville
The President's Committee on Arts and Humanities resigned to protest Trump's response to Charlottesville
A handful of Minnesota’s members of Congress, including several DFLers and one Republican, tweeted in response to President Trump’s comments on Tuesday suggesting that counter-protesters…
Among other things, the group wants to examine names, addresses and voting history in search of fraudulent votes that may have been cast.
The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act, which passed unanimously, strengthens the federal reporting system for fraud complaints and requires the FTC to monitor fraud schemes targeting seniors.
A simmering trade battle could endanger a solar-panel plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., in a region eager for jobs other than the boom-or-bust work in the taconite mines.
Minnesota's Lori Swanson joins 18 attorneys general in asking Congress to block transgender troop ban
The proposal would violate American values, as well as the Constitution and would harm transgender residents in their states as well, the officials wrote.
The Republican senator tipped off Amy Klobuchar before casting his vote against 'skinny' Obamacare repeal.
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a deep-pocketed national super PAC, gets a jump on the fierce campaign battle for the seat 15 months before the election.
A tariff on imported steel that President Donald Trump says will shore up the sagging U.S. steel industry enjoys growing political popularity in Minnesota, even as those who specialize in trade policy warn that it could injure other critical parts of the state's economy.
The president trumpeted U.S.-made goods at the White House this week — and put in a plug for the Minnesota pillow company.
The Pentagon won’t be conducting a threat assessment of Islam after all. Tucked into a massive military spending bill was a provision that would have…
That came as Senate Democrats called on the Trump administration to rescind the request.
Two days after protest, Dayton says the DNR will survey Mille Lacs this fall.
State will enroll them, but VA urges caution.
Now mounting his first statewide bid, Walz is a kind of endangered political species: the rural Democrat.
WASHINGTON – Every Minnesota lawmaker has a wish list. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison wants to change the way rating agencies assign credit scores. His…
Minnesota's Jason Lewis backs bill to give counties, cities some legal oversight.
Paulsen is on congressional baseball team targeted by gunman, but wasn't at practice; roommate Scalise was among those wounded
Klobuchar called for access after hallway ban issued.
The former state senator is first DFLer to join the race.
In a special session, Gov. Dayton and lawmakers work to finalize the state's $46 billion budget.
"We've got a framework. We still have details to work out," Dayton said, calling a special session for 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, to end at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
No budget agreement, but the battle over ID bill appears to be over, along with worries that passports would be needed to fly.
GOP hopes overhaul will ease staffing shortages; DFL critics worry standards will slip.
The Minnesota House voted to impose harsh new penalties on doctors who subject little girls to the painful ritual.
MinnMed and LeafLine Labs have lost $11 million in the past two years.
The college president made the revelation after first not disclosing the validity of the note but saying its author had confessed.
With a 2018 re-election race in Minnesota still in front of her, Klobuchar sidestepped the presidential question. Still, with a 72 percent home-state approval rating in last month's Minnesota Poll, she offered herself as a national voice for a political party trying to find a path back to power.
The college president signed off on student demands to address concerns about racism on the campus of the Northfield college.
Hibbing High School prepares to renovate its storied stage
Fighting a catastrophic famine in the Horn of Africa is a "nonpartisan" issue, they say.
The involuntary invaders are crowding Minnesota lakes, dumped there by negligent owners.
But a 45-minute search by police netted no reptile.
Even as the 20th anniversary of the Great Flood approaches, few in Grand Forks care to look back. When they do, they recall the fear, the heartbreak and hard work.
The little white church was a community's last link to the past.
Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund
Sheriff's long career was shadowed by the 27-year search for 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling.
David O’Connor had one last medal pinned to his chest near the end of his life. One final honor for a man who served on…
The towering statue in Two Harbors, Minn., lost its entire right forearm to high winds that raked the Lake Superior shoreline on Tuesday. The same storm spawned early tornadoes, downed trees and knocked out power to thousands of people across the state.
Half of the Brule River vanishes into a hole in the ground. Now scientists think they've figured out where the water went.
In Worthington, some families are "living in fear" while others applaud an emphasis on stepped-up enforcement of immigration rules.
Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
Amid the protests and legal battles early in the Trump administration, his northern Minnesota supporters hope he'll honor his promise to make America's steel industry great again.
After several dry springs, the Red could be due for another flood.
Victor Barnard, now in prison, held sway over 'maidens.'
Legislation is a response to Standing Rock rallies near Dakota Access Pipeline.
Missing cat? Not while wildlife biologists are on the trail, carefully collecting the traces they leave behind.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota could lose $13 million from Medicaid.
Ryan Larson, who was arrested, then cleared in the November 2012 slaying of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker, has sued Stearns County law enforcement,…
Huntley recipe collection offers big serving of nostalgia
Developer Tim Thone said he plans to tear down Danny Heinrich's home as a Christmas present.
As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.
Pipeline company called the Corps' move "purely political" and expressed confidence that project will go forward under Trump.
Opponents, joined by several thousand veterans, celebrated a victory after the feds pushed pause on the final Dakota Access link. North Dakota's governor called move "a serious mistake."
Ghost hunters, history buffs visit facility that once held TB patients.
Authorities prepare to release 30 years' worth of gathered evidence to the public.
The mood went from celebratory to somber as the night wore on.
Despite influx of new enrollees, Minnesota's medical cannabis firms continue to struggle.
In D.C., the Smithsonian is seeking $300K to repair their famed ruby pair.
The town of Magnolia is waiting to learn which of its 200 residents is a suspect in a 25-year-old Pennsylvania killing.
State has steered almost $10 million in disaster aid to 22 counties.
Accused Minnesota cult leader Victor Barnard pleaded guilty to sexual assault Tuesday in Pine County and will serve 30 years in prison, under the terms of a plea agreement. The former target of an international manhunt was accused of raping young girls in his congregation.
Minnesota's opposition limits North Dakota's options.
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed 10 people last month at a St. Cloud mall was justified in shooting the man, who may have been inspired by Islamic terror groups, authorities said Thursday.
Local and federal authorities plan to discuss the investigation into the Sept. 17 attack at the Crossroads Center mall.
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