'Never Hillary' unifies Republicans squeamish about Trump

'Never Hillary' unifies Republicans squeamish about Trump

Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.

Legislators gave tax break to smokers; now it's up to Dayton

May 26
Legislators gave tax break to smokers; now it's up to Dayton
In its final hours, the Legislature approved a tax bill that repealed an automatic yearly increase in the tobacco tax. The measure is now sitting on the governor's desk.

Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

May 26
Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination
Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.
Politics
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Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff for Memorial Day

Flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff through Monday.
Local
May 26
The DNR anounced deer population goals Tuesday for large portions of...

DNR pursues better plan, better numbers on deer

The agency will take input from a wide range of people.
Minneapolis
May 26
An intruder at the State Capitol pinned these threatening messages on handwritten signs to the clerk’s podium using this large knife, according to charges filed Wednesday.

State Capitol intruder left behind knife, threats, charge says

A Minneapolis man is charged with burglary, accused of slipping through a closed construction zone to get into the House chambers.
State + Local
May 26

City of Lakeville's tweet sparks a political dustup

The city of Lakeville deleted an objectionable tweet this week after GOP politicians criticized it as public support for a political campaign. Screenshots on social…
National
May 26

State Department email report complicates Clinton's message

Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message.
Politics
May 26

Obamas will move into 9-bedroom mansion that rents for $22,000 a month

President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere 2 miles from the White…
World
May 26

Out of ashes of war, science at Hiroshima flourishes

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Ikuko Murai remembers when the American Jeeps would come after school to take her and other young survivors to a lab…
National
May 26
In this photo taken May 19, 2016, Kenneth P. Chrzastek poses for a pho...

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.
Politics
May 26

Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

President Obama says world leaders are 'rattled' by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. At the G-7 Summit in Japan, Obama told reporters that Trump displays ignorance of world affairs and a cavalier attitude.
Business
May 25

Keep pushing Cuban trade, Klobuchar and Emmer tell business leaders

Two top Minnesota lawmakers say the business case will be key to building support to end the long-standing trade embargo.
Politics
May 25
Gov. Dayton addressed the legislature's failure to pass a bonding or transit bill.

Gov. Dayton says he's open to special session, on his terms

"I am going to take the weekend to think about what requirements I would have to call a special session," the governor said at a news conference.
Local
May 25

Land O'Lakes gives boost to Minnesota water quality effort

The company said it will help the state fight against pollution from agriculture.
National
May 25

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.
Politics
May 25

House GOP leaders press for special session at Hwy. 12 in Maple Plain

Legislative leaders are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to approve a public-works bill.
Politics
May 25

Violent protests outside Albuquerque Trump rally

Protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico turned violent on Tuesday night. Demonstrators threw burning T-shirts and other objects at police as their focus shifted from Trump to the Albuquerque Police Department.
West Metro
May 25
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Without state funds, Southwest light rail line's future is in doubt

So far, $130 million has already been spent on the line linking Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Politics
May 25

Gallery: Trump protests in New Mexico turn violent

With objects thrown at police and barricades knocked down, officers responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Business
May 24

McCollum, others meet with Twin Metals over BWCA

Some in state's D.C. delegation are at odds over desire to mine.
Business
May 24

Minnesota Power agreement another step in Cliffs Natural Resource's restructuring

The 15-year deal with Minnesota Power includes $31 million in cash.
Local
May 24

Tevlin: On Memorial Day weekend, evidence of Legislature's failure will be all around us

This weekend, tens of thousands of Minnesotans will travel to their vacations on scenic, crumbling highways to bike on stunning, pockmarked trails and fish in…