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After recent hacks, U.S. debates how best to respond

No one is sure how best to react, including how much suspicion is enough to prompt retaliation.

Water quality a top issue at FarmFest 2016

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen steps around party line

In district known for ticket-splitting, Republican has distanced himself from Trump.

Clinton and Trump campaign strategies are as different as night and day

Trump will tweet and hold big rallies; Clinton has a more traditional approach

Russia tied to hack of program used by Clinton's campaign

Computer systems used by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign were hacked in an attack that appears to have come from Russia's intelligence services, a federal law enforcement official said.

Gov. Mark Dayton looks back on 40 years of Democratic National Conventions

From 1976 to 2016, the DFL governor's political career has gone through highs and lows.

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has two years to write the rules, pre-empting a GMO Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month.


Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'
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Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC

Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating
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Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health


Father of fallen soldier offers emotional rebuke of Trump

Khizr Khan lost his son, Capt. Humayun Khan of the Army, to the war in Iraq more than a decade ago. On Thursday night, he…


Tim Kaine is the ultimate dad, says Twitter

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.


Push for $15 minimum in Minneapolis hits a snag

A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.


Chelsea Clinton: Mom driven by compassion, heart

Chelsea Clinton praised Hillary Clinton's contributions to social causes throughout her life, calling Hillary her role model, saying "That's who my mom is - she's a listener and a doer. She's a woman driven by compassion, by faith."


Clinton: With no ceilings, 'the sky's the limit'

To thundering cheers of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton noted that she's made history by becoming the first woman of a major U.S. political party to be nominated for president, saying "the sky is the limit."


Chelsea Clinton steps up to new role

– Chelsea Clinton had a singular role to play on the final night of the Democratic National Convention here, serving as the very…


Minnesota DFL's Sanders, Clinton camps join in opposition to Trump

– Passionate divisions among Minnesota DFLers who watched Hillary Clinton triumphantly claim the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday started to give way to a…


Trump says Putin is better leader than Obama

Donald Trump called President Vladimir Putin of Russia “a better leader” than President Obama, offering the praise in an interview with “Fox and Friends” on…


Dayton: Clinton 'dedicated her life to serving the needs of others'

Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd at the DNC


Fitch lifts Minnesota to top credit rating

Rating increase reflects state's economy, budget reserves, financial health