National
January 14
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, speaks with media while visiting Natanz enrichment facility, in central Iran, in Nov

Key moments in the unraveling of Iran's nuclear deal

The decision by European nations to trigger a dispute resolution mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal marks the latest step in the unraveling of the…
National
January 14
Workers clear snow outside a venue at Drake University, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa, in advance of a Democratic presidential primary de

6 big questions ahead of final debate before start of voting

Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date.
National
January 14
President Donald Trump during a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesd

Fact check: No, Trump didn't save preexisting conditions

President Donald Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance.
National
January 14

Booker not offering 2020 endorsement, taking a 'breather'

Sen. Cory Booker says he is not making any immediate endorsement for president now that he has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination and will focus on his Senate reelection.
National
January 14

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she'd order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans.
National
January 14

Black mayor of racially diverse Iowa city backs Buttigieg

Quentin Hart, the black mayor of Iowa's most racially diverse city, is backing Pete Buttigieg for president, giving the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor a rare boost from a minority leader as he struggles to attract voters of color.
Local
January 14
Former Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, has registered as a lobbyist, just a month after leaving office.

Ex-lawmaker's lobbying job sparks fresh calls for 'revolving door' laws

A former Republican state legislator has registered as a lobbyist just one month after leaving office, sparking fresh calls to update Minnesota’s conflict-of-interest laws. Former…
National
January 14
In this file photo taken on July 30, 2019, Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) aft

Warren: Sanders didn't think a woman could win White House

Elizabeth Warren says fellow Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told her when they met privately in 2018 that he didn't think a woman could win the White House.
National
January 14

Federal government blasts PG&E's deal with fire victims

Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on the bankrupt utility.
National
January 14

Trump support for Iran protesters could fuel anti-US forces

President Donald Trump's embrace of anti-government protesters in Iran is another departure from his predecessors, who feared such overt support could backfire and inadvertently help hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.
Politics
January 13

Russians hacked Ukrainian gas company at center of impeachment

Company is at the center of impeachment probe.
Nation
January 13
Ray Harrington, an Iowa National Guard veteran and self-described moderate Republican who served in Afghanistan, chats with volunteer Helen Warner at

Trump's Iran strategy may cost him in 2020 election

The specter of a new conflict in the Middle East threatens the political coalition that Trump built in 2016 by running against a Republican Party that many voters came to see as indifferent to the human cost of war.
Local
January 13
Retired Justice Alan Page, center, and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, right, at Monday’s forum.

'Right to education' amendment draws unusual partners

Business, community leaders agree to 'disruptive conversation' on state's achievement gap
National
January 13
Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after participating in the first round of the

Sanders didn't think woman could win presidency, Warren says

Elizabeth Warren said Monday that fellow Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told her he didn't think a woman could win the White House when they met privately in 2018.
Nation
January 13
President Donald Trump met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sept. 25, 2019, in New York during the United Nations General Assembly.

Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of Trump impeachment trial

The operation against Burisma Holdings coincided with Trump impeachment inquiry.
National
January 13

Judge refuses to second-guess family separations at border

A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation.
National
January 13

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the regional economy.
Local
January 13
The charitable trust that controls a majority of the Bremer Bank's shares argues that a sale would provide more money to fulfill its philanthropic mis

AG Ellison joins fight between Bremer Bank, charitable trust

The move adds yet another player to the battle over the future of the state's fourth-largest bank and comes just days after a group of Bremer shareholding employees filed suit to intervene in a proposed sale.
Politics
January 13
In the third stage of his public works proposal rollout, Gov. Tim Walz presented his plan to improve higher education infrastructure across the state.

Walz proposes borrowing $447M for state's colleges, universities

The governor and higher ed leaders said the investment will help build the state's workforce.
Local
January 13
Republican Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, of Nisswa, at the podium, lays out the Senate GOP agenda for the 2020 legislative session du

Minnesota Senate Republicans roll out 2020 agenda

Gazelka calls for tax cuts, and an end to income tax on social security income.