Politics
February 22
Federal officials say the circle marks where Brian Mock pushed a police officer with a law enforcement shield.

Prison for Twin Cities man who assaulted officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington

After his conviction, Brian Mock continued to perpetuate doubt about the validity of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump.
Election
February 20
Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Feb. 19, 2024, in Camden, S.C.

Nikki Haley to visit Minnesota on Monday

This is the first stop from a presidential candidate ahead of Minnesota's Super Tuesday primary on March 5.
South Metro
February 17
Dean Phillips held an election eve rally in his New Hampshire campaign headquarters on Jan. 22.

Phillips announces campaign layoffs but pledges to remain in the presidential race against Biden

The Minnesota congressman will run in the Michigan primary later this month.
Politics
February 13
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley spoke at a campaign event in Conway, S.C., in January.

Minnesotans boosting Nikki Haley's campaign say they don't worry about blowback

Haley has announced Minnesota campaign co-chairs, including state legislators who say they're willing to risk a primary challenge from Trump supporters.
Science
February 10
The Gulf of Mexico's hypoxic "dead zone" at the end of the Mississippi River is seen by satellite south of Louisiana in 2017. Credit: National Oceanic

Renewed legislation aims to safeguard Mississippi River amid growing environmental concerns

A proposal to create a federal funding program to protect the Mississippi River is back in front of Congress.
National
February 8

Rashida Jones replaces Phil Griffin as MSNBC president

Phil Griffin is stepping down as the longtime president of MSNBC, to be replaced early next year by rising NBC News executive Rashida Jones.
National
February 8

Becerra's big challenge: Vaccinating Americans against virus

In choosing Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, President-elect Joe Biden tapped a robust defender of the Affordable Care Act who will face questions about whether he possesses the health care and management experience needed to lead the massive effort to vaccinate a nation against a deadly pandemic.
National
February 8

Missouri referendum petition laws ruled unconstitutional

Laws used by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft last year to slow the collection of signatures on a referendum seeking to overturn the state's restrictive abortion laws are unconstitutional, a circuit court judge has ruled.
National
February 8

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a moderate Democrat who faced criticism from the right and left this summer over her handling of policing protests and the city's so-called "autonomous zone," said Monday she will not run for reelection.
National
February 8

Officials: Flint makes progress toward ending water crisis

National
February 8

High court hears Nazi-era cases from Germany, Hungary

The Supreme Court on Monday struggled with whether to allow two lawsuits stemming from claims of property taken from Jews in Germany and Hungary during the Nazi era to continue in U.S. courts.
National
February 8

First lady announces new White House tennis pavilion

Tennis anyone?
National
February 8

Nationstar Mortgage to refund $73M to borrowers under order

Nationstar Mortgage, which operates under the brand Mr. Cooper, was ordered to repay $73 million to roughly 40,000 homeowners for repeatedly failing to provide even the most basic operations as a mortgage servicing company over four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday.
National
February 8

Pompeo to speak in Georgia as Senate run-offs loom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to deliver a speech extolling the Trump administration's foreign policy this week in Georgia, ahead of key Senate run-off elections in the state that will determine control of the upper chamber of Congress.
Politics
February 8
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a Democrat, held a town hall at Burnsville High Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Burnsville, MN. Here, Craig responded to a question

Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig reflects on attack: 'I have an extraordinary opportunity'

The DFL congresswoman says carrying legislation has helped her process what happened to her.
Politics
February 5
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., unveils the companyís newest product, Powerpack in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. Musk is tryi

Charges: Tesla employee from Twin Cities goes to Texas, threatens to kill Elon Musk, President Biden

He was arrested near the company's headquarters in Austin, according to court records.
Politics
February 4
Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips got 1.7% of the vote in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary on Saturday.

Rep. Phillips places distant third in South Carolina Democratic presidential primary

The Minnesota Democrat got less than 2% of the vote.
Politics
February 1
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith waited in the back of the room until she was introduced at the 2015 Minnesota Association of County Veterans Services Officers Fal

Brooks: Need some Minnesota Nice for that burn? Sen. Tina Smith roasts Dean Phillips

The congressman's longshot presidential bid is drawing scorn from one-time allies in the Democratic Party.
Local
January 31
Rep. Ilhan Omar approached the stage to deliver her address to the delegates.

Fact check: What Rep. Ilhan Omar actually said in viral speech

Republican leaders are calling for an investigation over a disputed translation of the congresswoman's comments.
Politics
January 27
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Minnesota corporations resume donations to election disputers

At least eight major companies with headquarters in Minnesota have given more than $400,000 to members of Congress who disputed Electoral College results in the last presidential election.

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