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Democratic contenders Clinton, Sanders to swing through Twin Cities on Friday

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will both speak at a DFL fundraising dinner in St. Paul on Friday, and Sanders is also said to be appearing at a forum at Patrick Henry High School.

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Fight over trash collection moves to the Legislature

Ban on organized trash collection proposed.

Ex-Dakota County worker pleads guilty in breach of legislators-in-parked-car case

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Thomas Berry took confidential report that detailed legislators 'making out' in park.

Minnesota budget agency should have disclosed IRS penalties, legislative auditor finds

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles recommended the state budget office bolster its internal controls to ensure proper disclosure of uncommon payments.

Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada

In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary Clinton.

Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.

Head of Twin Cities mental health agency ordered to cease serving clients

The president of CSS was ordered to cease practicing until an inquiry is finished.

Minnesota vows to move ahead with clean power

Despite a Supreme Court stay on EPA rules, Minnesota says it will develop plans to limit carbon and pursue energy initiatives

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.

Cosby cases prompt Colorado bill extending time for charges

A Colorado House committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill prompted by claims against Bill Cosby that would double a 10-year statute of limitations for seeking charges in sexual assault cases.

School bus company was unaware of driver's record, attorney says

The driver's violations weren't serious enough to terminate his bus driving privileges.

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.

Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete

Police have shot and killed a man who they say randomly attacked people at a central Ohio restaurant with a machete.

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

Drinking-water tests flawed for decades, state Health Department says

Health risk is extremely low, but the Health Department has launched a major review

House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.

Baldwin's advice to Clinton: 'Be Hillary'

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has simple advice for Hillary Clinton following her New Hampshire loss: "Be Hillary."