President Obama touts new overtime rules in La Crosse

President Obama touts new overtime rules in La Crosse

Obama defended his economic record and took aim at 2016 Republican field, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Hubbard's ReelzChannel picks up Miss USA pageant after Trump flap

July 2
Hubbard's ReelzChannel picks up Miss USA pageant after Trump flap
ReelzChannel, owned by St. Paul's Hubbard family, will air the event, despite controversial comments from Donald Trump, the pageant's co-owner.

Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

July 2
Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president
Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Bethel couple Joe and Rhonda Meath are the latest multi-million dollar...

Minn. Lottery changes store-ID policy after big prizes go unclaimed

Exact locations where tickets were purchased are now being revealed. To date, there are six hefty payouts waiting to be claimed in Minnesota.
Politics
July 2

Daudt said he gave Dayton "one day" to increase commissioner salaries

In a speech to a high school class, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Kurt Daudt provided candid comments about dispute over pay increases for commissioners.
Nation
July 2

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb joins presidential campaign

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Thursday that he will run for president, setting himself on an uphill trek for the Democratic nomination with little…
July 2
President Obama took the stage and greeted folks in LaCrosse.

Obama makes case for new overtime rules in La Crosse

After some of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, including court victories on gay marriage and Obamacare and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama turned his attention back to an ongoing theme of his presidency: Economic fairness.
July 2

Minnesota teacher Mark Westpfahl brings lucky students to Obama event

Mark Westpfahl, a teacher at St. Paul's Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School, wasn't expecting to get a phone call two days ago from the White House.
July 2
Owner Ryan Rosenthal works 60 hours a week at his Minneapolis shop, Simpls. He says paying overtime is "a dilemma."

Overtime plan is latest battle in debate over economic fairness

President Obama will visit La Crosse, Wis., today to make the case that the federal government should require employers to pay overtime to all salaried workers who earn less than $50,000 per year.
July 2

President Barack Obama will tout economic agenda in La Crosse

While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.
July 2
Governor Mark Dayton said he learned a "brutal" lesson today and said...

Gov. Dayton gives big raises to commissioners; GOP cries foul

Gov. Mark Dayton gave big raises to his cabinet Wednesday, prompting a swift attack from Republicans as he boosted the salaries of some agency commissioners…
July 1

Picture this: Selfies are now welcome during White House tours

WASHINGTON – Having arrived at the White House with only a few years of Washington experience, President Obama and Michelle Obama, the first lady,…
July 1

Dayton appoints two to MNsure board of directors

They will represent the interests of consumers and small businesses.
July 1

Embassy reopening could help efforts to end Cuban trade embargo

Cargill, Klobuchar are among Minnesota leaders pushing for an end to trade embargo, new markets for local goods.
July 1

Hillary Rodham Clinton may set campaign fundraising record

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to raise a record $45 million in contributions during her first quarter as a 2016 presidential…
July 1
Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith took questions from reporters at a press briefing in early June.

Gov. Dayton announces big raises for commissioners

Gov. Mark Dayton released a letter to the four legislative leaders explaining his decision to give significant raises to the commissioners who run his major departments.
July 1

Funding cuts force swift end to mandatory ACT testing

Districts must still offer the test to students who want to take it.
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July 1
FILE - In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks at the...

How Donald Trump can save his political future after gaffes: 'Just shut up!'

Donald Trump’s latest controversial comments — calling Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists” — have landed him in hot water with Univision, NBC and the National Hispanic Media Coalition. A PR expert says: “I would tell him to shut up! Just shut up! And apologize eventually.”
June 30

SEIU contract kicks in for 27,000 home care aides

The contract still being fought over in court will guarantee a wage floor of $10.75 per hour, paid time off, a new grievance process and a training program.
June 30

Gov. Chris Christie on the issues

On the issues   Foreign policy: Christie said in April that U.S. combat troops might be needed to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and…
June 30

With presidential announcement, Gov. Chris Christie seeks political rebirth

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose dazzling rise as a national Republican in his first term was matched only by…
June 30

Court says NSA can resume bulk data collection of phone records

ACLU will ask an appeals court to block the move.
June 30

McNamara says he's filing ethics complaint against park lobbyist

Legislators announces complaint after panel doesn't find probable cause against him
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