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Greater Minnesota was not greater for the DFL in 2016

On election night in 2006, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau celebrated a tight re-election.

House GOP considers cuts in tax-deferred retirement savings

The proposals under discussion would potentially cap the annual amount workers can set aside to as low as $2,400 for 401(k) accounts.

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys playing

High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Police: Boy, 3, shot by 6-year-old brother in Philadelphia

Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother.

Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as condolence call spat rolls on

Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever

Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation.

The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments

The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local):

Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend
The Drive

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.

Rep. Paulsen to friend, housemate Scalise: "Welcome back roomie"
Hot Dish Politics

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.

Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House.

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local):

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

72 federal education disabilities regulations erased

Advocates for students with disabilities were still reviewing the changes to determine their effects.

Trump plans to help pay aides' legal costs for Russia probes

President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday.

The Latest: Mourners remember fallen soldier in Florida

The Latest on the funeral of U.S. soldier killed in Niger earlier this month (all times local):

'Zombie' event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes

Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services.

Kelly Gage, attorney and former Minnesota senator, dies at 92

There is ample evidence that Kelly Gage was a pillar of his community. The longtime Mankato attorney and onetime state senator also served on the…

APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.