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Poll: If Hillary Clinton becomes president, what title will Bill have?

Should Hillary Clinton become the president, Bill Clinton would become the first male White House spouse. This poses a pressing question for Americans: what would we call him?

Franken takes on Trump at DNC

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Minnesota senator calls himself 'world renowned expert on right wing megalomaniacs.'

Meet the one farmer in Democratic-Farmer-Labor delegation at DNC

Debra Hogenson, from Nobles County, is the sole farmer in the DFL's delegation at the Democratic National Convention.

Nobles County woman says party must bridge outstate-metro divide.

The Latest: Dozens arrested near Minnesota governor's home

The Latest on arrests of protesters demonstrating outside Minnesota governor's home over death of black man shot by a police officer (all times local):

US authorities seek warrant for tribal shield in Paris

Federal authorities are seeking a warrant for the return of a tribal shield from a Paris auction house that has come under criticism for selling Native American ceremonial items.

VIEWER GUIDE: Can Barack Obama top his wife in Philly?

Can Barack Obama top his wife?

Olympic shooters thrust into gun-control debate


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Rybak apologizes to delegates on behalf of DNC over emails

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized to DFL delegates in Philadelphia for the email controversy that angered Bernie Sanders supporters.

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Morning Hot Dish: 'It was quite a night for Minnesota'

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If Clinton wins, wild card may be having an idle former president in the White House

– If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, Bill Clinton will not become a regular at Cabinet meetings, his wife’s advisers say. He will…


Labor is key to a Democratic victory, Minnesota delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.


Rybak apologizes to delegates on behalf of DNC over emails

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized to DFL delegates in Philadelphia for the email controversy that angered Bernie Sanders supporters.


Morning Hot Dish: 'It was quite a night for Minnesota'

Philly Day Two


Michelle Obama: 'I'm with her'

Michelle Obama says Hillary Clinton is advancing the cause for women so "all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States."


Sanders: 'Clinton must become next president'

Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night, signaling it was time for his supporters, too, to rally behind the Democratic nominee in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.


DNC Day 1: Calls for unity

Bernie Sanders joined a high-wattage lineup of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama who made a forceful, impassioned case for the Democratic nominee.


Ellison takes DNC stage, introduces Bernie Sanders

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, an early supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was tapped to introduce him Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.


Morning Hot Dish: Will Sanders and Clinton play nice?

The newsletter is live from the Democratic National Convention


Minnesota DFLers kick things off in Philly

Members of Minnesota's delegation to the Democratic National Convention kicked off their week Monday morning with speeches by the state's two U.S. senators.