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A proposal to address disproportionate removal of black children from their homes stalled in the Legislature.
In Mpls. speech, Candace Owens urged an exit from the Democratic Party.
Such refugees face unique threats — but also can make a strong case to stay.
Nelson Pinos, who was originally detained in Minneapolis, thinks his case should be reopened.
Story of Nelson Pinos has drawn national attention.
New arrivals are helping slow, halt or even reverse falling census counts in 15 Minnesota counties.
Waves of African immigrants and refugees over the past few decades have made the question of black identity far more complicated.
Aaron Rhy Broussard, 28, of Hopkins, is accused of buying deadly drugs from suppliers based in China, then selling them in the U.S.
Schools want better information, but some Asian families fear bias.
In recent weeks, the Rev. Francis Tabla saw uncertainty in the eyes of the congregation before him at Ebenezer Community Church. On Sunday, their faces…
Minnesota is home to nearly 16,000 people who were born in Liberia or claim Liberian ancestry. The program was to have expired Sunday, which would have triggered the start of sending Liberians out of the U.S.
From injera to corn husks to venison, Minnesota food shelves are responding to diverse palates and preferences.
Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.
The program that has allowed many Liberians to stay in Minnesota expires March 31.
Teachers and librarians say they want students to see themselves in books.
The program that has given them temporary legal status in the U.S. ends March 31.
The program that has given hundreds of people legal status ends March 31.
Roundtable discussion shares stories.
A Medicaid program covers some costs for noncitizens
Feds examining staff's immigration status at Tierra Encantada sites.
The Legislature is considering a task force after the Urban Indian Health Institute ranked Minnesota ninth in the nation for cases of missing and killed indigenous women.
Immigration is "strength of this nation," he tells 40 people taking the oath.
His criticism of al-Shabab could endanger him in his homeland, attorney says.
Migrants from Central America are in the spotlight, but part of a less visible group of people are those who apply after legally arriving in the U.S.
Local MLK events included breakfast with CNN's Don Lemon and an Ordway celebration of women of color in science.
Minnesota took in just 663 refugees last year, the lowest number in more than a decade for a state with a history of accepting several thousand people annually.
James Burroughs wants to address Minnesota's health care disparities.
Home buyers in flood areas and those relying on FHA help can't close on their loans. Residents can't consult the IRS on end-of-the-year tax questions. Small businesses can't get federal loans, and the Ag department won't be open to help farmers.
U.S. representative said demands to raise money, lack of influence took a toll later in his career.
Incoming House member takes on leadership role in party's biggest block.
Minnesota has nearly 17,000 federal workers. It's not clear how many of them would be furloughed or have to work without pay, but about 25 of all federal workers nationwide would be impacted.
The federal government wrongfully seized the popular recreation land in the 1940s.
It culminates a lengthy bipartisan effort to provide more federal oversight of how young people are treated in their first interactions with the system.
Minn. senator worries about children in detention.
Minnesota House Republican leaders hope the new governor will forge productive relationship with president.
The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the final version of the farm bill that dictates most of the country's agricultural and food programs for the next five years.
Most of the $72 million spent on key races came from outside Minnesota. Advocacy and political organizations spent more than $43 million trying to flip key competitive congressional seats in the Twin Cities suburbs, southern Minnesota and the Iron Range.
It hasn't been a month since Election Day, but Democrats are starting to search for an opponent to President Donald Trump in two years.
Sixth District congressman has ascended rapidly in national politics since 2015.
Minnesota's five new representatives are replacing members with 42 years of accumulated seniority and several influential committee assignments. "The more seniority you have, the bigger difference you're able to make," said retiring Rep. Rick Nolan.
Republican Jim Hagedorn narrowly defeated Democrat Dan Feehan in southern Minnesota's First Congressional District, declaring victory Wednesday morning after a close race that saw the…
Republican Jim Hagedorn was elected to Congress in southern Minnesota’s First District, defeating the DFL’s Dan Feehan in a fiercely contested race that was closely…
Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson on Tuesday won re-election over Republican Dave Hughes to represent a largely rural and right-of-center district that blankets much of…
Craig defeated the freshman congressman in the Second Congressional District after losing to him two years ago.
Rivals for U.S. Senate tackle tax cuts, health care, immigration.
Campaign 2018: GOP candidate is touting his work on the bill despite a mixed verdict in national polls.
Race for Minnesota's Seventh District not as hot as other Minnesota congressional contest, but strong Trump support leaves opening for GOP.
WASHINGTON – Even as she runs for a third term this year in Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been spreading donations to Democratic…
In southern Minnesota's First District, Dan Feehan is the target of new ads.
Jason Lewis touts tax cuts and Angie Craig warns of entitlement cuts to pay for deficit reduction during their debate in Rosemount.
Poll finds support among 57% of men and 42% of women.
Minnesota sees more than $29M in political group cash for four House races that will help determine which party controls Congress next year.
It's one in a series of ads with Jackson doing household chores for Democratic candidates and sponsored by the national group Swing Left.
After a dozen years in the Senate, Klobuchar played part in the Brett Kavanaugh drama that pushed her further into the Washington spotlight.
Accuracy of allegations called into question.
Republicans muster slim majority to move to final debate on Kavanaugh nomination; Minnesota Democrats oppose.
Republicans charge hypocrisy in Democratic critiques of Brett Kavanaugh as Keith Ellison faces abuse allegation, which he denies.
State is at the epicenter of battle for control of Congress, with the Second and Third Districts under extreme focus.
Minnesota Democrat criticizes quick push to confirm Kavanaugh as "not normal," asks Republicans what they're hiding.
"You're asking about a blackout — I don't know, have you?" Kavanaugh retorted, as viewers in an overflow room gasped and groaned.
But Republican and northern Minnesota voters still give him high marks.
In the Seventh, longtime Democrat is facing a challenge from the right.
She cited an article he wrote for the Minnesota Law Review to question his views on presidential power.
Some secretaries of state question audit requirements.
Rival Jason Lewis still has more name recognition.
National Organization for Women calls for him to drop out of race for the Minnesota attorney general's race, while top DFL leaders say they still back him.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez told reporters while he was campaigning in Georgia that the party is "absolutely taking a careful look."
The Fifth District, which includes all of Minneapolis and several of its neighboring suburbs, has a long history of voting heavily Democratic.
The alleged incident between Keith Ellison and Karen Monahan came to light Saturday night after her son posted about it on Facebook. Ellison responded Sunday in a statement.
Tuesday's DFL primary winner is the prohibitive favorite to succeed Rep. Keith Ellison in Washington.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and her four opponents took the stage together for the first time, voicing support for farmers struggling with reduced commodities prices and a trade war.
CNN has aired reports about sexist comments he made as a talk-show host.
5th District hopefuls point out differences in debate.
President Donald Trump signed the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act last week.
More than 60 House members launched a Medicare for All caucus last week in Washington. The issue offers fodder for Republican ads.