Local
September 21, 2019

U president: Hiring of DFL legislator 'put at risk a core value'

Think tank's job offer to a DFL legislator spurs new university president to improve process.
Nation
September 20, 2019
In this undated image made from video from a U.S. Navy aircraft and released by The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, an unidentified object moves near

'What is that, man?' Navy confirms videos of flying objects

In one of the videos, a small object streaks across the sky before the U.S. Navy fighter jet's tracking system locks on and follows it.
Nation
September 20, 2019
Members of the military saluted the U.S. flag in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in April. Set up nearly 18 years ago to house detainees in the war on terrorism

Guantanamo Bay costs U.S. $13 million per prisoner

With the world's most expensive detention program taking on a sprawling and permanent feel, the expense is likely to continue far into the future.
Local
September 19, 2019
Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota (center), stood alongside other nonprofit leaders in opposition to the federal gove

More than 35,000 Minnesotans could lose access to food stamps under proposed change

Federal agriculture officials say it will close a loophole that allowed people with high incomes to get food stamps, and will prevent "abuse of a critical safety net system."
Politics
September 19, 2019
Minnesota Senate Republican leaders propose a plan to require drug makers to provide free insulin to qualifying residents who can't afford the high co

Minn. Senate GOP proposes having doctors order free insulin

The skeptical DFL response to the Republican plan underscored how the two sides remain far apart.
Business
September 19, 2019
Wendy Cutler, vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, said on a visit to Minneapolis that U.S. is on the verge of a trade deal with Japan

Upcoming trade deal with Japan should help U.S. farmers

Terms are in line with those in a bigger trade deal President Trump abandoned shortly after taking office.
Politics
September 19, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau reacts as he makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a costume party two decades ago.
Business
September 19, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz stresses partnership with state's business leaders

In his first speech at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, Gov. Tim Walz appealed for additional tax dollars.
Business
September 19, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, left, and his economic development commissioner, Steve Grove, right, meet with reporters in the governor’s office at the st

International offices pitch Minnesota amid trade turbulence

Minnesota added trade outposts last year, but their work has been scaled back amid uncertainty.
National
September 19, 2019

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for cancer

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive radiation treatments for a cancerous spot on her lung.
Local
September 18, 2019
Pills with 5-mg doses of Oxycodone.

New Minnesota opioid council goes to work

Members of the advisory board will help decide how to spend $20 million a year in new funds dedicated to curbing the crisis.
Politics
September 18, 2019
U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar holds a town hall in South Minneapolis in late August.

Rep. Omar says false Trump tweet puts her life 'at risk'

He retweeted false claim that she "partied" on the anniversary of 9/11.
Politics
September 18, 2019

Minnesota state workers, Walz administration reach tentative contracts

State workers get raises and help with student loans.
Politics
September 18, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, left, Commissioner Larry Herke, and Patrick Kelly, director of the Minneapolis VA, spoke Wednesday.

Walz administration looks to expand veterans' services

Walz kicks off four-day tour to highlight veterans' issues.
Nation
September 18, 2019
FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Robert O'Brien, U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador, arrives at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden, where U.S

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.
Nation
September 18, 2019
This Sept. 17, 2019, photo shows refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room of the White House in Washington. Sunlight streaming into the Red Room had left

First lady Melania Trump has done a lot to spruce up White House

Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency.
Nation
September 18, 2019
Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, references a copy of the Mueller Report that he requested, as he testifies to t

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics."
Nation
September 16, 2019
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified on the first day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
Local
September 15, 2019
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Tom Weber announced their engagement in June. They married on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Red Wing.

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan marries former MPR reporter Tom Weber

The couple married in Red Wing at a friend's cabin with Gov. Tim Walz giving the wedding toast.
Duluth
September 14, 2019
In 2004, Rep. Tina Liebling became the first Democrat in the era of partisan legislative elections to win a seat from Rochester.

While Minnesota's population shifts, center of political gravity moves south

Rochester area getting more diverse and younger; grip on Iron Range is slipping.