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In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

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Gov. Mark Dayton is in the midst of a visit to Croatia to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian military.

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.

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Al Gore's daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists arrested at a protest of a natural gas pipeline in Boston have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon episodes

Long regarded as having one of the shrewdest political minds among recent presidents, Bill Clinton has at times angered and alienated Democrats and Republicans alike while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Suit seeks voting rights for felons on parole, probation

A lawsuit filed in a Louisiana court seeks to restore voting rights for 70,000 residents who are on probation or parole for felonies.

The Latest: DOJ won't comment on Charleston victims' lawsuit

The Latest on a lawsuit filed against the FBI by families of some of the people killed at a South Carolina church (all times local):


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Ellison talks with mother about gun control

With gun control advocates crammed behind him, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison asked his mother why she left him a message last week telling him to get to the House floor for Democrats' sit-in to push for tougher laws on firearms.

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In Croatia, Dayton finds tributes to a predecessor

Gov. Mark Dayton is in the midst of a visit to Croatia to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian military.


Ellison talks with mother about gun control

With gun control advocates crammed behind him, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison asked his mother why she left him a message last week telling him to get to the House floor for Democrats' sit-in to push for tougher laws on firearms.


Gold coin dealers win regulatory relief from Legislature

After getting hit with tough regulations, gold coin dealers sought relief at the Legislature — and got it.


Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich are top VP candidates for Donald Trump

A number of senators — including Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) — are also being reviewed as viable picks, although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear.


Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.


Trump takes some detours during trade speech

Trade event was type he had avoided in primary.


Former Minn. Gov. Arne Carlson on a list of GOP's Hillary Clinton backers

Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past two weeks have announced that they are supporting…


Christie emerges as Trump power player

He is pleading with fundraisers as he crafts Trump government.


Clinton, Trump share tough trade stance on China

Economic populism marks both candidates' views.


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.


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.