Gov. Dayton proposes $1.5B in infrastructure projects for state

Gov. Dayton proposes $1.5B in infrastructure projects for state

Gov. Mark Dayton says the spending would create jobs and boost the state's economy. Fort Snelling and the Stone Arch Bridge would get upgrades.

Minnesota Poll: Majority of women say they have been sexually harassed

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Minnesota Poll: Majority of women say they have been sexually harassed
Half of all respondents say it's a major problem in the workplace.

Tim Pawlenty nixes Minnesota Senate run this year

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Tim Pawlenty nixes Minnesota Senate run this year
Minnesota is going to be a 'tough state' for Republicans to win, he says in Fox Business News interview.
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to reporters just after a blistering s...

GOP Sen. Flake denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.
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Sen. Flake denounces Trump attacks on press

A Republican senator is denouncing President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like.
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Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan

APNewsBreak: Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

The new chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a 10 percent commission from large donations to the party, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
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AP Sources: WH directed Bannon silence in House interview

Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press.
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The Latest: Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill

The Latest on Congress and legislation to avert a government shutdown (all times local):
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Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's demand for a warrant in some cases when the FBI digs into Americans' emails and other communications will amount to little more than a nuisance.
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Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall.
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Democratic candidates support criminal justice overhaul

Democratic candidates for governor are voicing support for an overhaul of Wisconsin's criminal justice system, saying Gov. Scott Walker has failed to adequately address the root causes of prison overcrowding.
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Judges rule for deported Mexican woman threatened by cartels

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a Mexican drug cartel.
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Science panel's sweeping recommendations on drunken driving

The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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'The Situation' to plead guilty to tax-related charges

Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino wrote to a judge that he will plead guilty this week to federal tax charges, apparently ending a more than three-year legal odyssey.
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Gubernatorial candidate Flynn would pardon pot offenders

Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if elected he would pardon everyone who has low-level marijuana convictions.
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Tech, health care companies help lift US stocks higher

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The rally drove the Dow…
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NY, Connecticut file lawsuit seeking US action on smog

The attorneys general for New York and Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in the latest multi-state effort to compel federal regulators to reduce smog blowing in from other states.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidates energized by upset win

Democratic candidates for governor say they are energized by the upset Democratic win in a state Senate special election.
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Once pot friendly Northern California county bans marijuana

A previously pot friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes.
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Lawsuit over agent's firing exposes Iowa police agency mess

An Iowa investigator fired after complaining about frequent speeding by the governor's state vehicle claims in a lawsuit that he faced harsher discipline than other employees because he embarrassed then-Gov. Terry Branstad.
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Florida House: Are students safe to express their views?

Florida may require its 12 public universities to do a survey on the "intellectual freedom" and "viewpoint diversity" allowed on campuses.
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Police body camera panel hasn't met yet; NAACP upset

A Connecticut task force on police body cameras that was created last year amid calls for more accountability in law enforcement has yet to meet because lawmakers have only appointed five of the 26 members.
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Court tosses lawsuit seeking legal California prostitution

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to legalize prostitution in California.