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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:57:33 -0500


Daily Digest: Somalia’s 9/11

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:38:37 -0500

Minnesota Somalis react to the deadly bombing in Mogadishu.(image)

Walter Mondale on the struggle for civil rights

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The struggles to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act are the focus of a Tony Award-winning play on stage this month at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul, called "All the Way."(image)

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:30:00 -0500

For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets.(image)

State puts finishing touches on Amazon bid

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:15:26 -0500

Minnesota is preparing to make a pitch a day ahead of deadline for what Amazon calls its second headquarters.(image)

Gov. Dayton signs reinsurance waiver, vows to fight cuts to MinnesotaCare

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:24:16 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver granting permission for Minnesota to proceed with a new health care reinsurance program.(image)

A year out, bank balances swell for federal candidates

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:12:03 -0500

Squirreling away money is the name of the game now for candidates now so they can pay for ads and voter outreach at this time next year.(image)

Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:58:03 -0500

The two took questions at length from a quickly assembled White House press corps that stood bunched together on the lawn since there wasn't time to set up chairs.(image)

Political Junkie: Executive actions, tax reform and Steve Bannon

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0500

The Political Junkie talked President Trump's recent executive actions, tax reform and what Steve Bannon meant when he declared "a season of war against the GOP establishment."(image)

Justices to hear government's email dispute with Microsoft

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:24:25 -0500

The case is among several legal clashes that Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft and other technology companies have had with the government over questions of digital privacy and authorities' need for information to combat crime and extremism.(image)

White House: $4,000 more a year for families with business tax cuts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:51:23 -0500

Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would generate "conservatively" an income jump totaling $504 billion, or about $200 billion more than the revenues currently generated by the corporate income tax.(image)

Trump's executive actions may mean more headaches for struggling Congress

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500

President Trump keeps adding new and thorny issues to the congressional to-do list, as lawmakers already face a government-funding showdown in December.(image)

Daily Digest: Death in Somalia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:53:28 -0500

A Minnesota man is among the victims of a massive bombing in Somalia over the weekend.(image)

Snapshot: Who's running for Minneapolis mayor and why

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Sixteen candidates are on the ballot for Minneapolis mayor this year. Here's a look at five of the people in the running.(image)

Snapshot: Who's running for mayor in St. Paul and why

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Ten candidates are on the ballot for St. Paul mayor. Here's a look at five of the people in the running.(image)

As Trump moves to renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. farmers are hopeful but nervous

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:02:00 -0500

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.(image)

Bannon: 'It's a season of war against the GOP establishment'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:05:00 -0500

Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.(image)

Remarks about mine workers stir political uproar

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:26:09 -0500

A New York Times story about the fight over mining's future on the Iron Range sparked a new round of political fighting, then an apology.(image)

Dayton takes aim at Trump in speech to nonprofits

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:17:18 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton made one of his harshest public critiques of President Trump during a speech to Minnesota nonprofit leaders.(image)

Minnesota joins lawsuit over Trump health payments

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:08:50 -0500

Attorney General Lori Swanson says President Trump's decision to halt payments to health insurers violates federal law. It would also cut money for MinnesotaCare, the subsidized plan covering about 90,000 low- and moderate-income Minnesotans.(image)

Minneapolis police lieutenant says Hodges labeled him racist

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:52:10 -0500

In a lawsuit filed Friday, Lt. John Delmonico alleged Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges called him untrustworthy and racist in a text message to then-chief Janee Harteau. Hodges called the suit baseless and politically motivated.(image)