U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is headed to a service for the Ft. Hood shooting victims, who include PFC Kham Xiong, a Hmong refugee whose family moved to St. Paul from Thailand when he was an infant. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are also scheduled to attend the ceremony Tuesday in Texas.
Xiong, 23, one of 13 killed in the rampage, was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next month. A family member said he was "psyched," about serving in Afghanistan, where his brother, 18-year-old Nelson Xiong, is deployed as a Marine.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Clinton denounced Trump Monday night for keeping his business dealings secret and peddling a "racist lie" about Obama. Trump cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.