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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:39:12 -0500


Conversations on the Creative Economy: Bemidji entrepreneurs

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Chris Farrell interviews Bemidji entrepreneurs for his Conversations on the Creative Economy series.(image)

Spokesman: George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:34:39 -0500

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.(image)

Urgent sex offender bill clears Senate on 67-0 vote

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:40:16 -0500

A January Court of Appeals ruling has Minnesota lawmakers and a state agency urgently considering a bill to prevent release of civilly confined sex offenders and others deemed dangerous.(image)

Jackpot: Once-dismal electronic pulltabs are a hit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:25:26 -0500

After a dismal start, Minnesotans are buying more than $35 million in e-pulltabs every month, and some lawmakers are looking to spend it.(image)

Change to sexual harassment legal standard gains backing

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:02:16 -0500

The proposal would clarify that a hostile work environment doesn't have to involve "severe or pervasive" conduct for a civil lawsuit to proceed.(image)

A busy week expected at the Minnesota Capitol

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:58:29 -0500

This week marks the real, numbers-heavy start of the tax debate at the Minnesota Capitol. The House Republicans released their tax proposal over the weekend. And some budget bills will be on the move as well. MPR political reporter Brian Bakst previews the week ahead with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.(image)

Mike Pompeo on track for confirmation for secretary of state

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:40:00 -0500

The CIA director faces a narrow path through a closely divided Senate, but Republicans are confident he has the votes to win confirmation on the floor later this week.(image)

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:56:46 -0500

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.(image)

'A close personal relationship' under pressure as Trump hosts Macron

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

While President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron share personal chemistry, their bond may tested on issues such as strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and trade.(image)

Daily Digest: Talk turns to taxes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:36:19 -0500

Some Minnesota political news you may have missed over the weekend.(image)

If a parent's day job is running for Congress, can the campaign pay for child care?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:00:54 -0500

A congressional candidate is asking the Federal Election Commission to decide whether she's allowed to use campaign funds to pay for child care while she spends her days on the trail.(image)

Did the new tax law cut your taxes? You might be surprised

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

Minnesota tax preparers warn many people could get some bad news at tax time next year if they don't find out now how the new Republican tax law changes their tax obligation.(image)

Hagedorn, Feehan earn party endorsements in Minnesota's 1st District

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:21:20 -0500

Members of each party met for their endorsing conventions on Saturday — Republicans in Mankato and Democrats in Le Sueur. Republicans endorsed Jim Hagedorn, while Democrats endorsed Dan Feehan.(image)

Barbara Bush remembered as 'first lady of the greatest generation'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:40:00 -0500

Former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners gathered inside the nation's largest Episcopal church during Barbara Bush's funeral Saturday.(image)

The Russia investigations: Comey at imbroglio's center but does he bring clarity?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:24 -0500

James Comey's memos are released - in redacted, unclassified form - at the end of a week of Comey mania. And Michael Cohen drops a civil suit about the Trump-Russia dossier.(image)

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:33:08 -0500

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.(image)

In lawsuit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:20:00 -0500

The lawsuit said Trump and his associates had existing relationships with Russia and Russian oligarchs that enabled creation of a Trump-Russia conspiracy. Trump has said repeatedly that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.(image)

Politics Friday: Tim Walz on governor's race, and the tax bill

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500

It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics.(image)

The CIA introduces Gina Haspel after her long career undercover

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:14:00 -0500

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.(image)

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:11:11 -0500

Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.(image)