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Maya Rao wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012.

Nolan says family concerns largely drove retirement decision

He says it's time to "give something back to my family."

Joe Radinovich leaving as Frey's chief of staff to run for Congress

A former state representative from Crosby, Radinovich had recently shifted into Minneapolis politics by working with Frey

Trump's proposal to end heating assistance called dangerous for rural Minnesotans, seniors

Trump administration pitches zeroing out federal heating assistance, used by 126,000 Minnesota households.

Candidates lining up for Nolan's seat in U.S. House

Unexpected retirement leaves a hotly contested swing district wide open.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan won't run for re-election in 8th District

The Democratic congressman who represents northern Minnesota said it's time "to pass the baton."

Minnesota congressional delegation splits on spending bill, but not along party lines

Republicans Emmer, Lewis joined by Democrats Walz, Ellison and Peterson in voting against two-year federal budget plan

Former Sen. Norm Coleman endorses Republican Karin Housley's GOP bid for Senate

Support by Coleman, who once held seat up in November special election, suggests GOP establishment consolidating behind Housley

In DFL race to take on U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, rhetoric is getting sharper

DFLer Angie Craig wants rematch with Lewis, but challenger Jeff Erdmann suggests he'd appeal more to middle, working-class voters

Sen. Tina Smith stands behind her work with Planned Parenthood

Senator's tenure as a Planned Parenthood executive is a lightning rod for critics.

For Minnesota, a shutdown could have major implications

Smith, other lawmakers from state express frustration.