The latest Star Tribune/MPR News found stark divisions along party lines for questions related to immigration policy.

Minnesota Poll finds broad support for new refugees

Majority of voters also say immigrants help economy, while a slight majority oppose letting those illegally in the U.S. obtain driver's licenses.

Democrats band together against Sanders during debate

Bernie Sanders was frequently the target of attacks Tuesday night as the Democratic presidential candidates debated in Charleston, S.C.
Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg's past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate Tuesday night that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party's presidential nomination fight.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's memoir set to hit shelves in May

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a town hall meeting at the Colin Powell Center in Minneapolis.
The publisher describes the 288-page manuscript as an "intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer."
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President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump, step off Air Force One upon arrival, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Tr

Trump to detail US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

President Donald Trump said he'll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S.
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Amy Klobuchar, center, has showed no signs of dropping out as the Democratic presidential race focused on South Carolina.

Klobuchar gets pressured to bow out of Democratic presidential race

A sixth-place finish in Nevada, her struggles in South Carolina and single-digit poll showings in several big Super Tuesday states have some Democrats asking questions.
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Biden nabs Clyburn endorsement before South Carolina primary

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black member of Congress and the kingmaker of South Carolina's Democratic political orbit, on Wednesday endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign. The backing could provide a much-needed boost for the former vice president heading into South Carolina's primary.
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US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery

Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - but don't look for many mentions of slavery in the government's official record of places with historic significance.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesda

What people are saying about Klobuchar's debate performance: Was it enough?

She got good marks from some pundits, but most questioned whether she performed strongly enough to improve her standing at the polls.
Investors in recent days are raising the prospect that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least twice this year if coronavirus slows the U

Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers

The fast-moving coronavirus isn't just confounding health officials. It's also bedeviling policymakers and central bankers who are struggling to assess the economic damage from an outbreak that's reached 37 countries and territories, infected 80,000 people and killed 2,700 worldwide.

'No way out': Demographics drive GOP nosedive on West Coast

In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon's high-desert country.
Castle Danger Brewery ended growler sales beginning Oct. 1.

Legislators trying again to raise limits on sales of beer growlers

Lawmakers propose raising production cap, but small brewers object.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday,

Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later.

Barr, DeVos, Sekulow speak at religious broadcasters forum

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be a featured speaker Wednesday at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Jay Sekulow, one of the attorneys who defended President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial, are also on the schedule.

Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and…

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

Former Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice president looks ahead to a state that votes weeks after Super Tuesday's contests.

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east.

Sanders faces brunt of the attacks at South Carolina debate

Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg's past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party's presidential nomination fight.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday,

Analysis: Sanders learns what it's like to be a front-runner

Bernie Sanders has spent much of his career on the political margins, an outsider looking in.

California wildfire victims fear they'll be last in payout

A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation.
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Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening.
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Debbie and Rob Dalton attended a DFL precinct caucus Tuesday night at Valley View Middle School in Edina.

Separated from presidential pick, Minnesota caucuses focus on party-building work

It's the first step in choosing delegates to conventions.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Tom Steyer listen during the Democratic presidential debate at the G

At debate, Klobuchar has a warning to go with her attacks against Sanders

Minnesota senator's attacks on Sanders signaled a change in strategy from the previous debate in Nevada.
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While India seems to love Trump, the reality isn't so simple

Looking out over the world's largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India's prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor."The…