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Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

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"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.

GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

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Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.

Lawyers await rulings on challenges to Mississippi LGBT law

Attorneys who sued to try to block a Mississippi gay-marriage law hope a federal judge will hand down rulings in their lawsuits Thursday, the final day before it's set to take effect.

Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport

Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

Court upholds Iowa's ban on voting rights for felons

Felons automatically lose their voting rights for life in Iowa, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that declined to restore suffrage to thousands of former offenders.

Trump hires Rep. Duffy's chief of staff in Wisconsin

Donald Trump has hired U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy's chief of staff to run his campaign in Wisconsin, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's campaign told The Associated Press on Thursday.

US takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist

The United States removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist on Thursday, though forced labor remains widespread in the nation's lucrative seafood industry.


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GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.

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Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.


Clinton, Trump share tough trade stance on China

Economic populism marks both candidates' views.


Dayton selects McKeig as next Minn. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.


Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.


Dayton names Anne K. McKeig to Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Judge Anne K. McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where she will replace Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, who will retire at the end of August.


Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern: 250 buyers lost $32.5M in deposits

Trump Ocean Resort brought in $32.5 million in buyer deposits, all of it spent by the time Trump and his partners abandoned the project in early 2009 as the global economy was reeling. Most of the buyers sued them for fraud; 250 lost their deposits.


GOP Benghazi report faults military response

Republicans on the Benghazi committee released an 800-page report on Tuesday on the attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


Harder than registering to vote? Obama tries to ID everyone killed in 'Thrones'

If you can't keep up with all the deaths on "Game of Thrones," don't feel bad. President Obama can't either in a video showing five things harder to do than registering to vote.


How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.