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Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

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Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

Minnesotans glum about the future, their campaign choices

State voters' unease about the trustworthiness of the presidential frontrunners looms large at a pivotal time in the race, according to the latest Minnesota Poll.

Congressional candidates endorsed by DFL, GOP

Michael Brodkorb

Three congressional candidates were endorsed today at political conventions held across Minnesota.

Former DFL lawmaker running to be Trump delegate to Republican National Convention

Michael Brodkorb

Former DFL legislator Steve Wenzel is running to delegate to the Republican National Convention from Minnesota as a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Hollywood film to revisit events on Chappaquiddick in 1969

A new feature film is in the works about the tragedy on a small Massachusetts island nearly a half-century ago that rocked the Kennedy political dynasty.


Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."


Survey: Upcoming election makes small business owners wary

Uncertainty about the approaching presidential election is leading small business owners to take a wait-and-see approach to the economy and their companies, a survey published Tuesday shows.


Majority of black Minnesotans believe officers should have been charged in Jamar Clark shooting

Minnesota Poll shows that majority of blacks wanted the 2 officers to be charged.


Senate DFL proposes borrowing $1.5 billion for capital improvements

Bonding proposal would pay for infrastructure improvements.


GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.


DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.


Police identify girl killed in ejection from carnival ride

A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police.


Jury finds LA liable for scientist's death, awards $23.7M

A jury has ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $23.7 million to the family of a scientist killed in a traffic accident three years ago.


Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution

Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday.


Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country

Hillary Clinton faced some angry voters Monday during a campaign swing through West Virginia, a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago in her primary fight against then-Sen. Barack Obama.


UW-Madison Faculty Senate say no confidence in leaders

Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have overwhelmingly supported a no-confidence vote in UW System President Ray Cross and the UW Board of Regents.


Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws

Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.


Rates drop at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills dipping to their lowest point since January.


Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill.