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Conservative House members joined Democrats in rejecting the nearly $870 billion bill.
The VA Mission Act, a major overhaul of veterans health care, passed 347-70 with no Republicans voting against it.
It's aimed at increasing outreach to rural communities and small towns.
He is joining a bipartisan effort to encourage states to pass laws that let law enforcement take firearms from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers finally approved a process last year to get Minnesota in full compliance, and the state will start issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses this October.
DFL's inability to endorse seen as aiding Pete Stauber's chances.
The first-term Republican spent more on taxpayer-funded mass mailing and communications last year than any other member of the Minnesota delegation.
Legislation a response to privacy breaches, election disruption revelations.
Congressional seat held by Democrat Rick Nolan is a top target for Republicans.
Klobuchar suggested a rule that would require Facebook to notify its users of a breach within 72 hours.
As Congress prepares to return from its spring recess, Peterson questioned whether a new farm bill will even be in place before the old one expires on Sept. 30.
Battling President Trump both in Congress and as a national party leader, he's considered changing political jobs as well.
Students from many backgrounds joined together as 800,000 rallied for stricter gun control as part of the March for Our Lives event.
The Minnesota Democrat, in seeking Facebook CEO's testimony, says she wants assurances that user data is safe.
WASHINGTON – As electrical systems age and decline in northwestern Minnesota, Runestone Electric Association is preparing to upgrade 180 miles of line and build…
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is sponsoring legislation to expand access to mental health services for farmers. “Farmers in Minnesota and across America…
Paulsen's January appointment to the U.S. Joint Economic Committee by House Speaker Paul Ryan raises his profile in what promises to be a tough election year.
Metsa is latest DFLer to get into race to defend northeastern Minnesota swing seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan
Lawsuit challenges Minnesota's restriction on voters wearing political messages to polling places on First Amendment grounds.
He says it's time to "give something back to my family."
A former state representative from Crosby, Radinovich had recently shifted into Minneapolis politics by working with Frey
Trump administration pitches zeroing out federal heating assistance, used by 126,000 Minnesota households.
Unexpected retirement leaves a hotly contested swing district wide open.
The Democratic congressman who represents northern Minnesota said it's time "to pass the baton."
Republicans Emmer, Lewis joined by Democrats Walz, Ellison and Peterson in voting against two-year federal budget plan
Support by Coleman, who once held seat up in November special election, suggests GOP establishment consolidating behind Housley
DFLer Angie Craig wants rematch with Lewis, but challenger Jeff Erdmann suggests he'd appeal more to middle, working-class voters
Senator's tenure as a Planned Parenthood executive is a lightning rod for critics.
Smith, other lawmakers from state express frustration.
Half of Minnesota residents are very or somewhat concerned about Russian interference in U.S. elections, but there's less certainty around the question of whether people connected to President Donald Trump engaged in improper coordination.
Peterson is worried about GOP attempts to cut food assistance, crop insurance.
She stood at the front of the Senate chamber alongside Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, also a Democrat, as Vice President Mike Pence administered their oaths of office.
Minnesota's ascendant senator, who will be sworn in Wednesday, also begins her campaign.
She'll be learning Senate ropes even as she dives into campaign mode.
DFLer Lori Swanson says FCC's net neutrality rules repeal bad for consumers.
Reciprocity bill passed the U.S. House but draws ire of some in law enforcement.
WASHINGTON – Members of the public, says Sen. Amy Klobuchar, would sometimes mistake her for the wife of Sen. Al Franken. For Klobuchar, the…
The state's businesses stand to get large tax cuts, while limits on deductions for state and local taxes could pinch individuals and families who itemize.
WASHINGTON – The stream of calls for U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign on Wednesday drowned out some important news for Minnesotans. The U.S.…
WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken’s decision to quit the U.S. Senate leaves Minnesota suddenly without its most high-profile politician, a feisty Democratic brawler who…
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.
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.
Minnesota congressmen say mining measures not threat to Boundary Waters.
As some former allies call for a resignation, the woman who reported that Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped at her without permission in 2006 said he has sent her a personal apology.
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.
As tax overhaul speeds through Congress, campus leaders in Minnesota say it has big downsides for student debtors, research capacity, building projects.
Those who regularly pass through the Capitol share stories of a proverbial small world that can enable untoward behavior.
Lawmakers working to fix much-maligned Choice Program.
WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump announced that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken called on…
Minnesota's biggest companies would see billions in relief – but what about workers?
The Minnesota Republican's decision to cosponsor the measure to ban a device that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire at the rate of machine guns has drawn the ire of gun-control opponents.
The stronger proposed disclosure rules from Minnesota's Klobuchar and colleagues are aimed at diluting Russian interference in elections.
Minnesota senator, others from Judiciary panel discussed criminal justice reform with Trump, Kushner
Minnesota senator will give away contributions from Hollywood producer accused of sexually harassing women
Minnesota Republicans in Congress aren't interested in talking guns after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, while Democrats say some response is necessary.
Deductions on one-third of federal returns filed from Minnesota are on the chopping block.
WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Cuba Working Group in the U.S. House on Friday praised the federal government’s decision to withdraw all nonessential personnel from…
As Trump rolls out tax proposal, plan wins praise from GOP's Paulsen, skepticism from Democrats
A Minnesota native awaits confirmation for No 2. post at the agency.
Nearly $250,000 will go to the White Earth Band of Ojibwe to combat drug overdoses.
Paulsen breaks GOP ranks as House votes to lift mining ban.
Foes, including Sen. Al Franken, say looser rules could lead to blocked content and higher prices.
Personal contact is key to building party, Ellison says.
Expanded college program zips through the U.S. House and Senate, but a health care battle awaits.
The measure would require newly manufactured cars to come with sensors that alert the driver if a child is still in the back seat after the vehicle is turned off.
The Democrats' letter to Trump and GOP leaders asks for no cuts for wealthiest 1 percent.
"I think it's obvious that there were some lessons learned from health care," said U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, who voted for the health care bill in the House.
The Sixth District Republican's move comes in response to the Obama administration's 11th-hour decision not to renew mining leases for Twin Metals in northeastern Minnesota.
Agency faces 6.5 percent cut in bill headed to the House.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House on Thursday unexpectedly defeated a GOP-sponsored prohibition on military funding for transgender medical expenses. The amendment by Rep. Vicky…
The congressman testified on bill to exchange forest and mining firm's acreage.
He delicately balances support for PolyMet land swap and climate change work.
WASHINGTON – As lawmakers wrangle over the opioid crisis, the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy is sponsoring a town hall next Wednesday…
Daniel Feehan, an Iraq war veteran, is fifth DFLer to enter the race.
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