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Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:10:35 -0500


Is Wonder Woman suited to be a U.N. ambassador?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:58:00 -0500

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Many women's rights advocates are in an uproar.(image)

Dayton wants deal soon on health insurance relief

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:08:57 -0500

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll call a special session to address rising health insurance premiums, if House and Senate leaders can quickly agree on a fix.(image)

What's being done to stop voter fraud? #askmpr

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:41 -0500

Talk of rigged elections has some voters alarmed about Election Day security. But election experts and Minnesota officials say the system's defenses work really well right now.(image)

Who do you think won the debate? It may depend which network you watched

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:36:00 -0500

Everyone watched the same debate, but not everyone watched the same post-game coverage. That can make all the difference.(image)

Twitter takes off with Trump's 'nasty woman' comment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:29:00 -0500

When Trump called Clinton a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate of the year, he reintroduced the nation to a feminist anthem.(image)

Lawmakers question price hikes for leukemia drug

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:35:00 -0500

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.(image)

Paulsen likely to write in Rubio for president

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:23:20 -0500

Erik Paulsen says he will vote for a Republican, but not Donald Trump. His DFL opponent has made Trump an issue in the campaign.(image)

Wis. peanut butter vandal mistakes gathering for Trump rally

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:06:31 -0500

The woman, who authorities say was drunk, smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles. Disorderly conduct charges are pending.(image)

Daily Digest: 2nd District debate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:48:48 -0500

The candidates for congress in Minnesota's 2nd District found little to agree on during an hour long debate Thursday.(image)

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:06:03 -0500

The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. Not this year.(image)

College costs a key issue for Minnesota middle class voters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:00:01 -0500

The presidential candidates have talked about college tuition and debt and offered possible fixes to ease the burden on students and families. But there's ample doubt that any of the grand plans are politically achievable.(image)

On the ballot: How should lawmakers get pay raises?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

When Minnesota voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they'll be asked to consider question that hasn't received much attention this political season: Who should decide how much state legislators get paid?(image)

Senate Democrats want special session on spiking health insurance costs

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:49:47 -0500

Minnesota Senate Democrats asked Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday to call a special session of the Legislature -- before the election if possible -- to address rapidly rising health insurance costs. Republicans called it a pre-election stunt.(image)

Chile's president wants to ease abortion ban, but opponents push back

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:17:00 -0500

Chile, one of the few countries that does not permit abortions under any circumstances, may amend its law to allow it in cases such as rape. But the measure is facing opposition from conservatives.(image)

Lewis, Craig clash on health care, prior careers and Trump

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:50:19 -0500

Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig mixed it up repeatedly Thursday in a debate hosted by MPR News. They're running to replace retiring Rep. John Kline in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.(image)

Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I win'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:06:20 -0500

The Republican presidential nominee said he was reserving his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he loses.(image)

Sting video purports to show Democrats describing how to commit voter fraud

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:35:00 -0500

The latest sting video from conservative activist group Project Veritas shows Democrats bragging about inciting violence at GOP events and detailing how to bus in out-of-state voters.(image)

Fact-checking Trump's statements on 'partial-birth' abortion

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:14:00 -0500

In the final debate, Trump said he supports the federal ban on "partial-birth" abortion because it can happen "as late as one or two or three or four days prior to birth." That is not at all likely.(image)

Daily Digest: The last debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:51:15 -0500

Here's what they're saying about the final Clinton-Trump debate.(image)

Some in Minn. worry as trade deals take a hit in presidential race

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Attacks by the presidential candidates on the North American Free Trade Agreement and a potential Asian partnership may play well in industrial states, but not in Minnesota.(image)