Nation
March 3
Army Maj. Gen. William Walker, Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard, speaks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar after a Senate joint hearin

Guard troops sat for hours awaiting Pentagon approval to defend Capitol

A hearing co-chaired by Sen. Amy Klobuchar focused on the delay in deploying troops.
Politics
March 3
Deb Loch, master brewer and co-owner of Urban Growler Brewing Co., took a sample from one of the tanks Wednesday afternoon.

Businesses' requests far outweigh $242 million Minnesota relief package

State and county officials have distributed the bulk of the aid approved in December.
Agriculture
March 3
Bonnie Haugen and her family have been farming near Canton, Minn., near the Iowa border since the 1990s.

Minnesota farmers prepare for new direction from Washington

A new year brings new reasons for optimism for Minnesota's farmers, fueled by a booming export market with China and forecasts for a strong 2021 harvest. But the new administration has farmers wondering what's in store.
Local
March 2
Drew Evans, Superintendent of the BCA, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, stood in space originally designed as a gun range. He hopes to expand the Minn

To stop domestic terror threat, Walz looks to little-known team

The governor wants to turn the Fusion Center into a round-the-clock operation. Watchdogs worry about privacy violations of more surveillance.
World
March 2

Three women media workers shot dead in eastern Afghanistan

Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan were gunned down Tuesday in separate attacks, the news editor of the privately owned station said.
Nation
March 1
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, D.C., en route to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Wedn

Trumps were vaccinated in January before leaving White House, adviser says

Before leaving the White House on Jan. 20, then-President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier…
Politics
March 1
Workers harvest cannabis flowers/buds in 2019 at LeafLine Labs in Cottage Grove, MN. DAVID JOLES • STAR TRIBUNE

Support grows for raw cannabis, smoking in state pot program

Bills moving through the Minnesota Legislature would allow patients 21 and older to purchase the raw, plant form of cannabis and smoke it.
World
March 1

UN experts urge independent probe into Navalny's poisoning

Two top U.N. human rights experts urged an international probe into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called Monday for his immediate release from prison.
February 27

Biden hails House passage of $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

"We have no time to waste," Biden said at the White House after the House passage early Saturday.
Politics
February 27
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a news conference as the Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protection

Minnesota House delegation splits on LGBTQ rights bill

The measure's fate is uncertain in the U.S. Senate.
Politics
February 27
Houston residents unaccustomed to extreme cold lined up to fill propane tanks to restore heat in their homes last week. Price-gouging allegations are

Minnesota legislation aims to stop price gougers during a crisis

When devastating winter storms hit Texas this month, the price gougers moved in.Hundreds of thousands of people were without power, heat or water, so the…
Politics
February 26
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, is joined at a news conference by members of the Democratic Caucus, from left, Rep. Sean Patrick Ma

What Minnesota would get out of the COVID-19 relief bill

The House Oversight Committee released a spreadsheet Friday showing that the COVID relief package will provide Minnesota with $4.722 billion. Of that amount, $2.597 billion…
February 26

Biden in Texas: 'Nothing partisan' about virus, storm

The president wrapped up his daylong visit to storm-battered Texas with calls for unity and bipartisanship outside a FEMA vaccination center.
Politics
February 26
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter spoke at Friday’s update in St. Paul on the state budget forecast.

Minnesota's projected budget shortfall flips to $1.6B surplus

News sets the stage for months of budget negotiations at the State Capitol and adds fuel to a political fight over taxes.
Politics
February 26
Former President Donald Trump plans to use Sunday, the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, for his first public speech since le

At conservative gathering, just one litmus test: Loyalty to Trump

Donald Trump is "raring to go" at this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference.
Politics
February 26

Conspiracy theories and lies drive rift within GOP

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege.
Politics
February 26
This file photo shows Apple’s App Store app. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Minnesota bill targets Apple and Google's smartphone app fees

The legislation is part of a new push in state legislatures to chip away at the power of Big Tech.
February 25

Biden marks 50 million COVID shots since taking office

"The more people get vaccinated, the faster we're going to beat this pandemic," the president said,
February 25

U.S. House votes to pass Equality Act

It's a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation to enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
February 25

U.S. targets Iranian militants in Syria

The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.