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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:53:48 -0600


Trump administration rescinds transgender bathroom guidance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:37:00 -0600

The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.(image)

Hours before town hall, crowds eager to face Rep. Emmer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:27:31 -0600

Some people outside Emmer's meeting held signs with messages including "Universal health care Now" and "We stand with Minnesota's refugees."(image)

Republicans want jail time for protesters who block highways

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:01:10 -0600

Minnesota House and Senate committees advanced bills Wednesday that would make obstructing highway traffic, airport access or public transit a gross misdemeanor requiring jail time.(image)

GOP considers trimming health law's 10 essential benefits

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:04:00 -0600

The woman set to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told senators that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. Other services could be cut entirely.(image)

Senate panel inches Sunday liquor sales forward

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:54:21 -0600

A Minnesota Senate panel has moved the state one step closer to legalizing Sunday liquor sales.(image)

What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:46:05 -0600

President Donald Trump believes the issue of transgender bathroom guidance is for states to decide without the involvement of the federal government, the White House said. Here's a look at the issue and what could happen next.(image)

Anger rises across the country at GOP congressional town halls

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:59:00 -0600

Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here's a look at particularly rowdy events this week.(image)

Trump expected to submit budget blueprint on March 13

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:07:41 -0600

GOP aides are expecting Trump's blueprint to contain fewer details than is typical since it's a new administration and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was only confirmed last week.(image)

Official: Trump to revoke transgender bathroom guidance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:44:03 -0600

A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.(image)

What is CPAC? A room that didn't always love Trump, but owes him a lot

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0600

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome President Trump at the end of this week, but the conservative gathering has been skeptical of his worthiness in their circle.(image)

Daily Digest: Town hall meetings become focus

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:34:14 -0600

Some members of congress have been confronted by angry constituents as they hold town hall-style meetings.(image)

Few in Minnesota's congressional delegation hold in-person town halls

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:15:44 -0600

Instead of face-to-face meetings, some have held telephone town halls. Since President Trump took office, people who oppose his policies have been speaking out during those forums.(image)

U.S.-Asia relations: The view from Tokyo and Honolulu

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall meeting was held shortly after President Donald Trump took office, focusing on U.S.-Asia military alliances, trade deals and an unstable North Korea under President Donald Trump.(image)

Minnesota lawmakers launch overdose death prevention legislation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:42 -0600

Two lawmakers are spearheading a package of legislation they're calling the "opioid reform act," which includes five different bills aimed at different part of the opioid epidemic.(image)

Tom Hoch, theater executive, announces bid for Mpls. mayor

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:20:19 -0600

Tom Hoch said he was challenging incumbent first-term mayor Betsy Hodges, who announced in December she was seeking re-election.(image)

Fireworks bill on the move at Minnesota Capitol

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:42:54 -0600

Bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers and other fireworks would be legal in Minnesota under a bill that cleared a House committee Tuesday.(image)

U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:13:44 -0600

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.(image)

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:48:26 -0600

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.(image)

When a politician says 'fake news' and a newspaper threatens to sue back

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:36:00 -0600

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.(image)

Who's who in the race for DNC chair -- and their plans for Democrats to win again

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:00 -0600

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.(image)