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Immigration pushes one-time hedge fund exec into politics

Steve Kuhn, a Minnesota native and one-time hedge fund hot shot, has jumped into politics with a goal of increasing legal immigration.

The wealthy Minnesota native has plunged into politics for the first time with a proposal for a new kind of work visa intended to greatly increase legal immigration into the country.

Voters have health-care worries, but not the ones Democrats are discussing

Job losses, inequities trigger population exodus from Illinois

Trump: 'Surprise' question about Pence led him to hesitate

President Donald Trump takes questions from the press before boarding Marine One, bound for a stay at Camp David, at the White House in Washington, Ju

President Donald Trump says he hesitated to back a possible 2024 presidential run by Vice President Mike Pence because he was caught off-guard by the question. Given a chance at a do-over, however, Trump still did not endorse his loyal lieutenant.

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a town hall community meeting, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Washing

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has launched a pilot program called MVTA Connect that offers on-demand bus service in Savage.

MVTA debuts on-demand bus rides in Savage

Federal case involving Jamar Clark returns to federal court next week
Jurors convict Brooklyn Center woman of murder in death of baby in her care
Brooks: There'll be July 4th fireworks anyway, even if not in St. Paul

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Australia's Hannah Green made a par putt on the final hole to hang on to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday at Hazeltine National Golf Cl

Hannah Green completes her surprising victory at KPMG Women's PGA at Hazeltine

Michael Pineda's one bad inning leads to Twins' 6-1 loss to Royals
Reusse: State's golf crowds fail to show at Hazeltine
Defending champion US plays Spain to open knockout stage

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Epoch Lacrosse founder and CEO James Miceli with some of his finished carbon fiber lacrosse sticks, in the company's Roseville facility.

Epoch Lacrosse on pace to produce $15 million in annual revenue

Minneapolis animation studio finds nimbleness, integrity build a brand
As new market booms, which meat alternative will win out?
Business forum: Making a case for Canada's oil sands

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell announced the firing of five police officers for failing to intervene in an assault last year.

Reveal more about the firing of five St. Paul cops

Stonewall uprising, 50 years later: A milestone, not a starting point
We're living in historic times. Or are we?
Reader's Write: Amy Klobuchar, Trump's fake military heroism, white terrorism

Sack cartoon: The PolyMet 'process'
The PolyMet 'process'

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The Revs. Tim Hart-Andersen and Sarah Brouwer recently led a bike-inspired service, which included a blessing of the bikes, at Westminster Presbyteria

Why so many Twin Cities clergy members bicycle religiously

A spontaneous Hugh Jackman charmed with his greatest live show in St. Paul
With big-name talent, new Minneapolis Comedy Festival aims to make a summer splash
Mick Jagger delivers satisfaction after health scare, heart procedure

Minneapolis animation studio finds nimbleness, integrity build a brand
Neal St. Anthony

You would not mistake Caitlin Rogers, a former nonprofit employee and union organizer, as a gung-ho entrepreneur. That said, her Next Day Animations employs 15…

Schafer: The economy soars, but many see little benefit
Lee Schafer

We are now just weeks from breaking the record for the longest uninterrupted stretch of economic growth. But will this feel like a record worth celebrating?

Reusse: So-called pitching crisis with Twins bullpen greatly exaggerated
Patrick Reusse

Sorry to disappoint the Twins' budget-blasters, but there is no pitching crisis here as long as reasonable health continues. With Taylor Rogers leading the way, the relief staff is at least capable.

FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, Immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administ

Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

In Wisconsin, cannabis and CBD users close as Main Street
Trump's popularity could be tested if Sanders runs in 2022
What's in your 'best interest'?

Chicago and the rest of Illinois have lost population in recent years, partly because of a lack of economic and housing opportunities for black reside

Job losses, inequities trigger population exodus from Illinois

Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash
Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on high wire
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits California near Pacific Coast

This May 21, 2019, photo provided by climber Dawa Steven Sherpa shows Camp Four, the highest camp on Mount Everest littered with abandoned tents. The

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

Huge crowds for LGBT pride parade in Brazil's biggest city
Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed
Police arrest Indonesia business owner after deadly fire

Wolves President Gersson Rosas is settling into his new home. “This is where I was supposed to be.”

El Presidente: New Wolves boss Rosas brings worldly view to basketball

Hartman: Surprising Wolves took another wing instead of a point guard
Wolves' second round pick Nowell 'at a loss for words' after being drafted
Gophers' Coffey not picked, U's draft drought reaches 15 years

The Wild selected Hunter Jones during the second round of the NHL draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

Wild's draft picks unlikely to be factors in short-term rebuild

Wild takes left winger Matthew Boldy with 12th pick in NHL Draft
Minnetonka's Brink selected early in round 2 of NHL draft
Nashville trades star defenseman P.K. Subban to Devils

Gabe Grunewald in 2017.

Gabe Grunewald to be honored with Tuesday public ceremony in Minneapolis

Coffey to sign deal with Los Angeles Clippers
Former U softball star Groenewegen returns from coma to lead Canada
Gophers coach Motzko encouraged with program's NHL draft showing

Cardi B performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91
C.J.: St. Kate's commencentment speaker sought speech advice from 'This Is Us' Emmy winner
Fighting cancer, Norm Coleman has close call when his fishing boat is broadsided

Susan Gethin hugged Norman Irving as they arrived in the visitation area of Red Wing prison. Said Irving about Gethin: “It helps you to know you hav

Once homeless and now in prison, this Minnesotan still has his mentor from years ago in his corner

MacPhail musicians, one who is blind and one with autism, hit just the right note as a duo
They fled different countries. In Los Angeles, they found a friendship without borders
From Valyrian to Dothraki, amateur language inventors get in the last word