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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.
Anti-suicide initiative among programs that would be cut, Red Lake leader says.
Emmer, saying the Dodd-Frank Act goes too far, is supporting measures that he says would ease the regulatory burden on small banks.
Nolan also recruited Rep. David Joyce, an Ohio Republican, to join him.
Treatment advocates and public officials in Minnesota are looking to Washington with concern that federal spending reductions could damage efforts to stem the crisis.
Minn. advocates organize against proposed cuts.
Governor says state should adopt proposal for six weeks of paid leave for new parents.
Minnesota senator wants briefing after new round of reports on Russian hacks into U.S. election process
"Al Franken, Giant of the Senate," hit bookstores Tuesday.
Minnesota senator, on the presidential wishlist of some Democrats nationally, categorically rules out run
The proposal also excludes further federal funding for the $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Its first hearing is Wednesday before the House Budget Committee, which includes U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn.
Proposed rule could drive price increases for retailers.
The DFL congressman sees a chance that the administration will undo Obama decision.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is defending his heavily scrutinized vote for the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act. He and fellow Minnesota Republicans Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis say it's an effort to bring down health insurance costs.
Corey Stewart, a Duluth native running for governor of Virginia, stirs up national controversy over defense of Confederate flag.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's unsuccessful bid to chair the Democratic National Committee wasn't cheap.
As Donald Trump reaches Day 100 as president, the poll shows a stark divide: Most Minnesotans outside the Twin Cities area continue to back him.
In the previous election cycle, Paulsen spent far more defending his congressional seat last year than any other Minnesotan in Congress.
Proposal reflects growing support among Democrats for higher base wage, but lacks GOP support.
Reduced federal spending on housing would affect constituencies as diverse as working families, seniors and people with disabilities, and those with criminal histories.
Minnesota Sens. Klobuchar, Franken are among those questioning airline's policy.
In DNC role, he's helping to rebuild the party from the ground up.
Approaching 100 days in office, Lewis' new congressional career is unfolding during an unusually chaotic era in Washington.
WASHINGTON – As Sonny Perdue moves toward becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of agriculture, Minnesota's congressional delegation and business leaders are hoping the former…
Republicans see a chance to reclaim the First District seat in the U.S. House, but Democrats say they'll fight to hold it.
As populations age in rural parts of the state and region, hospitals and clinics increasingly rely on immigrant doctors
The Minnesota congressmen say they'll keep working on the issue.
Justices posed tough questions to attorneys for the landowners and to the government regulators who blocked the transaction.
Leech Lake has hired a marketing specialist and is going to food shows to talk up the savory and nutritional qualities of the rice that grows on tribal waters. It's now backed by a USDA grant.
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