Maureen Bausch, executive V.P. for business development at the Mall of America challenged Senator Ann Rest, foreground, on her bill to impose a clothing sales tax during a meeting of the Senate tax committee. On the right is Rochelle Westlund of the Minnesota Retailers Association who also opposes the bill. Bausch said a considerable amount of the malls business comes from out of state people looking to avoid the tax.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."