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The candidates will converge in separate campaign stops marking the start of early voting in a state that could be critical in the November election.
Minnesota’s importance as a pivotal battleground in the November presidential election might not be readily noticed through the state GOP delegation taking part in the…
It was part of the virtual "Roll Call Across America," which made a 30-minute tour of all the states and territories.
The White House on Monday denied a claim by Gov. Tim Walz that he had "spent this weekend" dissuading Trump officials from a tour of…
First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who won the DFL Party endorsement this weekend in her re-election bid, told the Sunday Times of London that she…
"Tobacco 21" legislation approved along with drug price transparency measure and one-time boost for families on welfare.
State lawmakers can only look back wistfully at the priorities they brought to St. Paul in February.
President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration in Minnesota on Tuesday, providing federal assistance for state and local efforts to help those affected by…
Gov. Tim Walz formally asked the White House for a major disaster declaration Sunday to authorize emergency protective measures to combat COVID-19. The funding would…
The governor's order, made under "peacetime emergency" powers, also covers health clubs, theaters, museums, food courts, cafes and other public venues. The rules take effect at 5 p.m. today, ahead of St. Patrick's Day crowds.
It is called Super Tuesday because more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination will be decided in one day. Here's a look at the candidates.
On her way to campaign in Nevada, she stopped in New York City on Wednesday to raise some much needed campaign cash.
The trial of President Donald Trump could come just as presidential candidates will look to make final pitches in Iowa.
Federal agents and Somali leaders in the Twin Cities struggle to find answers to whether up to 20 young men may have returned to Somalia to fight or receive terrorist training.
An Obama administration plan to lower the target for biofuels in the nation's gas supply is causing a rift with leading Minnesota lawmakers over a vital state industry.
Klobuchar and Franken remain undecided about more sanctions.
The battle between U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and newcomer Stewart Mills III will test Minnesota's only congressional freshman in an unpredictable district during a potentially low-turnout, off-year election.
Facing a new election year, the GOP says so. But in a body of 100 senators, Franken is hardly the only contender for the distinction
Librarians and civil libertarians are on the same side as gun activists and Internet giants Facebook and Google to back legislation that would limit authority to spy on Americans.
Joseph Medina's journey to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall began nearly a century ago, when his family crossed the border illegally from Mexico with Medina, then 5.
A new populism is dividing Democrats ahead of 2014 and that poses risks for Sen. Al Franken.
This is one where the rhetoric is so convoluted it's best to look at what they do, not what they say.
Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson allegedly received secret payments from the Bachmann and Paul presidential campaigns.
Newly released congressional records and interviews with Bachmann and her top advisers reveal a candidate who appeared largely uninvolved in the day-to-day decisions of her political organization, such as who was hired and how they were paid.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of St. Louis Park Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, who was stripped of his top-level Platinum Elite status in Northwest's WorldPerks program because, the airline said, he complained too much and schemed to get bumped from flights in return for compensation.
Among the sticking points in the farm bill talks, long stalled on crop subsidies and food stamps, are provisions protecting grasslands that naturalists say are being depleted at a rate not seen since the Dust Bowl days.
The Minnesota Democrat, facing re-election to the Senate, ups his fundraising goal as Republicans mount a new line of attack.
Analysts say sign-ups will balance with private plans closer to deadlines.
Longtime Mankato attraction is on flood plain; feds say it can't stay.
Industry officials say higher premiums and added benefits are likely in store for most of those who now buy high deductible/limited coverage plans on the individual market.
The controversial move to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam is aimed at halting the spread of invasive carp. Industry groups say gains would be minimal.
WASHINGTON – If anything good comes out of the 16-day government shutdown, it might be in strengthening the hand of…
Rep. John Kline, along with Minnesota Republican Erik Paulsen, felt he had no choice but to take the deal that emerged Wednesday.
The push had bipartisan support but was not part of a potential deal in the Senate.
Rod Grams, a "stoic farm kid" who grew up to be a Twin Cities TV anchor, congressman and U.S. senator, died at his rural Minnesota home after a long battle with colon cancer.
The Minnesota Congressman was among eight lawmakers detained during demonstration to advance immigration-reform legislation.
When the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, ushering in a massive federal government shutdown, the calendar also flipped back to 1949 for Minnesota farmers. That also could mean price hikes for shoppers.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen calls repeal effort a potential "linchpin" building common ground for a deal.
Parks, offices and services quickly shut down. Aid programs and tribes prepared to lose funding.
Add Minnesota Republican Erik Paulsen to the GOP House members ready to cut a deal with Democrats, and possibly water down or drop their demand to block Obamacare to keep the government open.
WASHINGTON – A marathon day of brinkmanship lurching toward a government shutdown presented conflicts for several key Minnesotans in Congress, forcing them to compromise…
The poker analogy has infused the spirit of the shutdown drama in Congress, especially by Sen. Ted. Cruz, above. It has also been taken to heart by U.S. Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota.
Frenzy over budget standoff sets stage for potentially competitive congressional races in Minnesota in 2014.
While deciding to investigate Bachmann further, the bipartisan Ethics Committee left the four-term congresswoman in ethical limbo.
Justice Department subpoenas records from the National Fiscal Conservative PAC.
Ex-aide's "Bachmannistan" book details allegations under investigation.
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough presses U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
War weariness could be felt on both ends of the Minnesota congressional delegation Tuesday, even as momentum was building in Congress for military action…
Citizen forums in the state are less frequent amid partisan tensions.
Among the senators on the White House conference call Saturday was Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, who praised the president's decision to consult with Congress before…
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s problems with the House ethics committee are not going away yet. On Friday, the chair and ranking member of the committee,…
Ning Shao, who opened Minnesota's Shanghai office last year after Gov. Mark Dayton's trade mission, estimates that at least 100 substantial Minnesota firms are jockeying for business in the world's second-largest economy.
They are in Washington for the 50th anniversary of King's historic speech.
Bachmann's former presidential campaign chairman in the state, Kent Sorenson, it now appears, was available to the highest bidder
Minn. think tank was asked to reveal Stand Your Ground support.
Don Shelby had considered competing against Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen.
Shelby's interest burst into the open amid remarks by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., who mentioned it at a Washington fundraiser.
Sens. Klobuchar and Franken recommend Andrew Luger for job amid battle over current U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones' nomination to lead ATF.
A congressional inquiry of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been referred to the House Ethics Committee, raising the stakes in her efforts to fend off questions about her 2012 presidential campaign's finances.
WASHINGTON – A top aide to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been charged with stealing following an investigation into a rash of thefts…
Democratic strategists — who have been polling aggressively and running Spanish-language ads against Kline and Paulsen — put the two in the "persuadable" camp.
The case, which remains under investigation by Des Moines police, led to broader allegations of financial and ethical impropriety that now are being investigated by the FBI, the Office of Congressional Ethics and the FEC.
Nomination of Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee but faces a potential GOP filibuster.
Miguel Vazquez' decadelong exile embodies the flip side to a bipartisan plan approved by the U.S. Senate that would allow unauthorized immigrants like Vazquez.
Home from Morocco, DFL fundraisers Sam and Sylvia Kaplan are already re-entering the political fray.
Senator seeks documents about "conflicts" with law enforcement.
The nomination is mired in politics between Obama, GOP.
Minnesotan questioned about management, gun record.
In Gettysburg, the ghastly drama of battle 150 years ago still pervades its open and now peaceful fields.
Probe will look into claims against Iowa state senator
The FBI has contacted two former staffers of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, adding to the swirl of federal and state investigations looking into alleged financial improprieties by top officials in the campaign.
Michael Snow edged out Rockefeller heiress Alida Messinger for the No. 1 spot.
Two Minnesota Republicans were among the bill's 184 co-sponsors: Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann. So was rural Democrat and abortion rights foe Collin Peterson.
In fight against terror, most Minnesotans support NSA program.
Those who remember Rick Jauert know that he could never be silent. In his final days in a nursing home in his hometown of…