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Success or failure of this year's Legislature rests with Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton addressed on Monday the Legislature's failure to pass a bonding or transit bill. Now he might do more in setting the agenda for a special session.

Lawmakers who left key issues on the table might have to heed his agenda to get a special session.

Rise of Trump tracks growing debate over global fascism

Associations: Donald Trump has been likened to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Supporters say the comparisons are politically motivated smear tactics, but critics warn of the potential rise of fascism in the U.S.

Trump's campaign has prompted critics to look at past, envision future

Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff for Memorial Day

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Flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff through Monday.

House GOP leaders press for special session at Hwy. 12 in Maple Plain

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Legislative leaders are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to approve a public-works bill.

Now, political world shifts attention to the running mate choices

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Democrat Hillary Clinton is the almost-presumptive nominee, attention is shifting to their choices for…


The Latest: Governor: Prison guard seriously burned by blast

The Latest on the investigation into an exploding package that burned a New York prison guard after he picked it up near his home (all times local):


Greenwood proud to add voice to Charlotte, NASCAR salute

Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing.


Garland gives commencement address at old high school

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has delivered the commencement address at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated 46 years ago as class valedictorian.


Dayton accuses GOP of burying sports grants over transgender athlete policy

The governor said he would not call a special session unless legislators reauthorize a sales tax exemption on tickets for high school sporting events.


Trump on tap to speak at Rolling Thunder rally in capital

Donald Trump is on tap to speak at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington — an annual salute to military veterans.


Traffic stop leads to shooting in northern North Carolina

Investigators say a man has been killed during a shooting involving two officers at a North Carolina traffic stop.


Trump's movement campaign likely to turn on the margins

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama.


Police shoot man who wouldn't drop shotgun in NC parking lot

Authorities say a man shot to death by police in North Carolina held a shotgun for about 20 minutes before pointing it at officers.


Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high

Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn't adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again.


Veterans see tax break as way to make Minnesota competitive

Two days after the Minnesota legislative session ended in chaos, Bob Dettmer sat silently as a small group of military veterans in the State Office Building gave him a round of applause.


Libertarians to pick nominee to challenge Trump, Democrat

The Libertarian Party will soon pick its presidential nominee from three candidates.


New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

Maine's midwives will face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer as a result of a bill that reflects changes to the profession around the country.


Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

Connecticut is trying to carve out a niche in the television and digital media industry.


Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny.