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Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
May 19, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
ST. PAUL — This is not good news for Jeff Johnson, or anyone else who has lost a governor's race and wants a second chance. "Only a handful...
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
May 8, 2017
Dems--including Amy Klobuchar--start making 2020 moves, and the base starts making demands
DES MOINES, Iowa - Like others who spoke at a Democratic Party fundraiser here, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said that so much has changed nationwide...
May 8, 2017 - 6:54am
May 1, 2017
BCA will investigate allegations against St. Paul City Council member
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will investigate allegations of a failed bribery solicitation involving a St. Paul...
May 1, 2017 - 7:28pm
April 23, 2017
Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
PARIS - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after...
April 23, 2017 - 1:44pm
March 27, 2017
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is running for governor, giving Democrats a candidate from greater Minnesota, where Republicans dominated...
March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
March 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, long thought to be positioning herself to take over when Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office, said she...
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
March 15, 2017
Townships set levies, elect officers
WILLMAR — Township meetings and elections were conducted Tuesday in Minnesota where residents approved tax levies and elected officers...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
ST. PAUL—There is one easy prediction in Minnesota politics: The 2018 governor's race will be crowded. Nearly 20 people have said they...
February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
February 11, 2017
U.S. consumer sentiment falls as election euphoria fizzles
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment eased off a 13-year high in early February likely as some of the jubilation over Donald Trump's election...
February 11, 2017 - 5:02am
February 1, 2017
Minnesota statehouse elections getting pricier
ST. PAUL — It takes big bucks to win — or lose — control of the Legislature. Candidates, their allies and opponents spent more than $31 million in 2016's battles in state House and Senate races, according to a Pioneer Press analysis of reports released Wednesday. The massive...
February 1, 2017 - 8:37pm
January 24, 2017
Despite no evidence: White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the U.S. election, the White House said...
January 24, 2017 - 10:46pm
January 15, 2017
Republicans defend legitimacy of Trump's election
WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that he was disappointed by a black civil rights activist and politician's questioning...
January 15, 2017 - 4:31pm
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a state Senate surprise
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
U.S. intel report: Russia's Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump
WASHINGTON—Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat...
January 6, 2017 - 10:12pm
January 4, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Broadband not a top 2017 topic
ST. PAUL — A new report says $100 million in state money is needed every two years to help expand broadband high-speed internet throughout Minnesota, but rural lawmakers have said relatively little about it leading up to the 2017 Legislature. In a series of Forum News Service...
January 4, 2017 - 11:30pm