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Plymouth, Twin Cities suburbs are crucial to Capitol control

Making her pitch: Ginny Klevorn, a DFL challenger, knocked on doors in Plymouth neighborhood, here with Tom Lucas.

The stakes of about a dozen suburban races are significant to setting the agenda that will go forward in Minnesota in 2017.

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, House GOP spar over health insurance, transportation

Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in August. The governor and House GOP leaders reignited old feuds Wednesday over transportation spending and the state’s troubled health insurance exchange.

The final days of the campaign season brings letters, news conferences and fresh accusations.

Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are slated to campaign together for the first time at a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Jury in hot car death case to look inside SUV first-hand

The jury in the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV is going to get to look at the vehicle first-hand.

Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys

Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care

Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it.

Policy Prescriptions Trump and Clinton on global trade

Donald Trump wants to blow up the way the United States does business with the rest of the world.

Battle for control of Minn. House turns into tiff over driving records
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The two sides are battling district by district in a race to secure the 68 seats needed for majority.

Vice President Joe Biden to go to Duluth on Friday
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VP Joe Biden to visit Duluth Friday

Committee will seek candidates for two federal district court vacancies

Minnesota's federal bench, one of the nation's busiest, faces two vacancies.

Hacked e-mails detail Clinton Foundation woes

Concern over donations, power struggles detailed.

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Sexual misconduct allegations

A majority of Star Tribune Minnesota Poll respondents say Donald Trump's comments in a video about groping women makes him unfit to be president, and a majority also believe he probably has made unwanted sexual advances.

Tricky economic times await next president

Possible recession, global threats await.

Health law tax penalty? I'll take it, millions say

They would rather pay the IRS than hefty premiums with big deductibles.

Why Trump could lose red Utah: Mormon America has found another candidate

Independent candidate Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer turned policy wonk who also is a Mormon, is cutting into the "lesser of two evils" vote.

House GOP preparing for 'years' of investigations of Clinton

The GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee says Hillary Clinton offers a "target-rich environment," raising the specter of more partisan acrimony for the next four years.

Clinton e-mails reveal fear, frustration in her inner circle

The revelation of Clinton's private e-mail setup roiled her campaign team in the weeks before its official April 2015 kickoff.

Pepe the Frog's creator wants to reclaim him from the alt-right

Matt Furie teamed with the Anti-Defamation League to launch a #SavePepe campaign.

Minnesota Poll: Voters split on Trump's 'rigged' election claims

Statewide, 47 percent of those polled think Trump was wrong to question the legitimacy of the U.S. election system, and the divide is widened by geography.