Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

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Gov. Mark Dayton is in the midst of a visit to Croatia to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian military.

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

June 29
"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch regrets chat with Bill Clinton

Attorney general won't veto e-mail case decision.
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Ellison talks with mother about gun control

With gun control advocates crammed behind him, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison asked his mother why she left him a message last week telling him to get to the House floor for Democrats' sit-in to push for tougher laws on firearms.
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Gold coin dealers win regulatory relief from Legislature

After getting hit with tough regulations, gold coin dealers sought relief at the Legislature — and got it.
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Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich are top VP candidates for Donald Trump

A number of senators — including Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) — are also being reviewed as viable picks, although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear.
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Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.
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June 30

Trump takes some detours during trade speech

Trade event was type he had avoided in primary.
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June 30

Former Minn. Gov. Arne Carlson on a list of GOP's Hillary Clinton backers

Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past two weeks have announced that they are supporting…
Nation
June 30

Christie emerges as Trump power player

He is pleading with fundraisers as he crafts Trump government.
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June 29

Clinton, Trump share tough trade stance on China

Economic populism marks both candidates' views.
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June 29
Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis

GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.
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June 28
Judge Anne McKeig hugged her son Balam after she was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Behind her are son Xicotencatl, daughter Itzel and, on the right, her mother, Cecelia.

Dayton selects McKeig as next Minn. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.
Business
June 28
Theodore “Teddy” McGee died when an Ikea dresser fell on him in his family’s Apple Valley home in February.

Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.
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June 28
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June 28
FILE -- The Texas delegation welcomes Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during t...

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June 28
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Anne McKeig as Ass...

Dayton names Anne K. McKeig to Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Judge Anne K. McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where she will replace Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, who will retire at the end of August.
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June 28

Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern: 250 buyers lost $32.5M in deposits

Trump Ocean Resort brought in $32.5 million in buyer deposits, all of it spent by the time Trump and his partners abandoned the project in early 2009 as the global economy was reeling. Most of the buyers sued them for fraud; 250 lost their deposits.
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June 28

GOP Benghazi report faults military response

Republicans on the Benghazi committee released an 800-page report on Tuesday on the attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
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June 28

Harder than registering to vote? Obama tries to ID everyone killed in 'Thrones'

If you can't keep up with all the deaths on "Game of Thrones," don't feel bad. President Obama can't either in a video showing five things harder to do than registering to vote.
National
June 28

How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.
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June 28
Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., participated Wednesday in a sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures.

Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

The party is bringing its case to the people, with leaders urging members to conduct sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of activism on the gun issue.