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Published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:59:40 -0500


How the Senate health care bill could disrupt the insurance market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:24 -0500

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.(image)

A short history of gay rights in the U.S. and Minnesota

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

LGBT Pride Month happens every June in the U.S., commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City which are credited with launching a gay rights revolution that continues on today.(image)

Dayton, GOP reach deal to fund Legislature until Oct. 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:49:08 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders said Friday they want money to continue flowing to the House and Senate while they argue in court over Dayton's earlier move to defund the Legislature.(image)

BCA completes probe of alleged bribery by St. Paul mayoral candidate Dai Thao

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:24:25 -0500

The BCA sent its findings to Scott County prosecutors, who will consider charges.(image)

MN House has another legal bill ahead

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:03:03 -0500

In addition to its lawsuit against Gov. Dayton, the Minnesota House has hired an outside law firm to represent it in a case involving legislative salaries.(image)

Despite claims to contrary, Trump has signed no major laws 5 months in

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:42:00 -0500

The president has been boasting about all the laws he's signed, but compared to other recent presidents, it's not that many -- and he still hasn't gotten any major pieces of legislation.(image)

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:36:58 -0500

The U.S. district judge halted the deportation for 14 days while he decides whether his court has jurisdiction to hear the plight of 114 Iraqis who fear torture and possible death if they are sent back to Iraq.(image)

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:01:15 -0500

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight on health

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The host of the PBS Newshour Judy Woodruff interviews speakers on the opening day of the Aspen Ideas Festival's "Spotlight on Health." They discuss the proposals from the congress and the Trump administration to replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.(image)

Tips spark disagreement over Mpls. minimum wage proposal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:56:22 -0500

Dozens of people debated the details of a proposed $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis at a marathon public hearing before the City Council on Thursday.(image)

Trump sued for allegedly violating Presidential Records Act

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:48:00 -0500

The complaint alleges that White House staffers' widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps, such as Signal and Confide, for internal communication violates the act.(image)

Who wins, who loses with Senate health care bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:59:00 -0500

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.(image)

Lawmakers detail shutdown plan; Dayton mounts defense

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:21:35 -0500

In dueling briefs, Legislature offers grim picture of funding loss while Gov. Mark Dayton defends veto power.(image)

Another firm keeps still on Minn. credit rating

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:15 -0500

Two Wall Street ratings agencies have said they'll leave Minnesota's credit status as is while a third has put the state on notice amid legislative funding dispute.(image)

Listen: Why are job and wage growth so slow?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:44:42 -0500

Within the first month of his presidency, Donald Trump said he was prioritizing "getting Americans back to work." But what is it actually like to work in the U.S. right now?(image)

Botched choice for Afghan Army uniforms wasted tens of millions of U.S. dollars

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:32:00 -0500

A U.S. government watchdog says the Defense Department procured uniforms in a camouflage pattern that is far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape in Afghanistan.(image)

Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:15:02 -0500

President Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with his fired FBI director. He also tweeted that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist.(image)

Tollefson enters race for state auditor

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:28:23 -0500

Democrat Jon Tollefson is the first candidate to announce in the 2018 contest for state auditor.(image)

Local sales taxes in Minnesota are adding up

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:38:04 -0500

Local tax revenue topped $457 million last year, and taxes related to transit were a big chunk of that.(image)

Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:31:30 -0500

Trump is expected to answer the tapes question this week. If they do exist, they could become a central piece of evidence in the Russia investigation that has transfixed Washington and cast a shadow over the future of Trump's presidency.(image)