Milwaukee archdiocese asks Supreme Court to weigh in on fund

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to weigh in on whether an estimated $70 million held in trust for the care of its cemeteries is off-limits in the archdiocese's bankruptcy case.

Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls

It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.

Appeals court upholds parts of Arizona ethnic studies ban

A federal appeals court on Tuesday kept alive a legal challenge brought by former students who sued Arizona over a ban on ethnic studies in public schools and who will have a new chance to argue the law discriminates against Mexican Americans.
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White House plans to expand solar access to renters, low-income communities

WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday announced an array of new measures to extend access to the most rapidly growing source of U.S.…
July 6

Five Minnesotans among 442 running (so far) for president in 2016

WASHINGTON – If it feels like there are more people running for president than ever before, it’s because there are.There are 442 people who…
July 6

US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink

Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans.
July 5

Indignant Bush says he takes Trump's remarks on immigrants personally

Candidate’s wife is a Mexican immigrant.
July 5
Pat Lunemann, who runs Twin Eagle Dairy in Clarissa, Minn., wants Congress to act on immigration reform so he can hire reliable workers to care for his livestock.

As D.C. bickers, Minnesotans suffer from the gridlock

Even funding the basic expenses of governing has become a recurring struggle. Often when bills are passed, the funding is for short-term chunks, with votes taken last-minute and late at night.
July 4

Iowa straw poll's death shows the shakeup at work in U.S. politics

Iowa Republican organizers abruptly canceled the long-standing straw poll after failing to generate enough promises of attendance from the more than a dozen GOP presidential hopefuls.
July 3
President Obama took the stage and greeted folks in LaCrosse.

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.
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.
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 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

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…
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 29

Presidential hopefuls on last-minute money drive ahead of Tuesday fundraising deadline

Sen. Rand Paul’s quest for cash is taking him to cannabis expo in Denver.
June 29

Ohio Gov. John Kasich to announce presidential bid July 21

Kasich to launch campaign July 21Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce his presidential campaign July 21, entering a packed race for the 2016 Republican…
June 29

Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle

The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.
June 29

Justices won't hear appeal from BP, Anadarko over Gulf spill

The Supreme Court won't hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
June 29

Obama to travel to La Crosse, Wis. this week for economic event

President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week.
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