After long fight, Senate finally OKs ambassadors to Sweden, Norway

After long fight, Senate finally OKs ambassadors to Sweden, Norway

Sweden, Norway ambassadors finally confirmed by U.S. Senate

In debate, Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

February 12
In debate, Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Clinton, Sanders to swing through Twin Cities today

February 11
Clinton, Sanders to swing through Twin Cities today
The Democratic presidential contenders visit at a time when both campaigns are ramping up Minnesota organizing as their contest intensifies nationally.
Politics
43 minutes ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders at Friday's forum at Patrick Henry High School.

Sen. Bernie Sanders fires up hundreds at forum in north Minneapolis

The Vermont senator, a special guest at the forum on race and economic opportunity, spoke to hundreds of people at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis before taking questions.
Politics
49 minutes ago

Livestream: DFL dinner in St. Paul, with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

The candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are the draw at the Humphrey/Mondale Dinner at RiverCentre.
West Metro
7:25pm

Fight over trash collection moves to the Legislature

The Legislature won’t be in session for nearly a month, but already a couple of members are talking trash. One legislator wants a five-year ban…
Local
3:54pm

Minneapolis sick-leave supporters meet with U.S. Sen. Al Franken

Franken says efforts to pass sick-leave ordinances in the Twin Cities are helping the push for federal laws.
Politics
2:23pm

Budget commissioner seeks timely audit plan to avoid risking federal funds

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans said he is concerned a review by legislative auditor's office may lead to missing a critical financial reporting deadline.
Politics
10:46am

'Petty' politics behind change in parking at new Minn. Senate Bldg., GOP says

Senate Republicans and their staff will be locked out of a Capitol parking ramp starting Saturday, the latest flash point between the GOP caucus and Senate Democrats who have traded jabs over the new Minnesota Senate Building.
St. Paul
10:30am
At the corner of Minnehaha Ave E. and Birmingham in St. Paul, a school bus crashed into the frontage of the post office.

School bus company was unaware of driver's record, attorney says

The driver's violations weren't serious enough to terminate his bus driving privileges.
Politics
February 12

VP Joe Biden to stop in St. Paul next week in tour promoting stimulus act

VP Joe Biden to stop in St. Paul next week in tour promoting stimulus act
Politics
February 12

Clinton, Sanders clash over Wall Street, Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off Thursday night in the first post-New Hampshire debate, clashing over issues from health care to support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
Minneapolis
February 12

Drinking-water tests flawed for decades, state Health Department says

Health risk is extremely low, but the Health Department has launched a major review
West Metro
February 11

Head of Twin Cities mental health agency ordered to cease serving clients

The president of CSS was ordered to cease practicing until an inquiry is finished.
Business
February 11

Minnesota vows to move ahead with clean power

Despite a Supreme Court stay on EPA rules, Minnesota says it will develop plans to limit carbon and pursue energy initiatives
Politics
February 11

Dakota County staffer fined for viewing lawmakers' 'making out' report

Thomas Berry took confidential report that detailed legislators 'making out' in park.
Politics
February 11
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans.

Minnesota budget agency should have disclosed IRS penalties, legislative auditor finds

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles recommended the state budget office bolster its internal controls to ensure proper disclosure of uncommon payments.
Minneapolis
February 10
Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison stood with Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, after introducing the Democratic presidential candidate Tuesday night at St. Paul’s RiverCentre.

Tickets for Sanders' Minneapolis forum to be available at 4 p.m. Thursday

The surging Democratic presidential hopeful will speak at Patrick Henry High School on Friday evening.
Nation
February 10

U.S. Supreme Court imperils Paris climate agreement

By blocking power plant emissions limits, Supreme Court could cripple Paris accord.
West Metro
February 10
New Met Council Chair Adam Duininck held a news conference at the Metr...

Obama recommends $125M for Southwest light-rail project

Congress will now review the money for the $1.79B transit line.
Politics
February 10

Here's how John Kasich plans to win the Republican nomination

Strategist says the Ohio governor will try to outlast the others.
Politics
February 10

Clinton struggles to regain her footing after New Hampshire

Her campaign rethinks its strategy and message.
Local
February 10

Thousands of Minnesotans go without regular dental care

University's unfunded mobile dental clinic could help fill at-risk kids' needs
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