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Gov. Dayton proposes rebates to ease sting of rising health premiums

Gov. Mark Dayton, shown at his news conference last week where he talk about increasing health premiums. On Thursday, Dayton proposed issuing rebates to an estimated 123,000 Minnesotans facing steep health insurance premium hikes but who make too much to qualify for federal tax credits.

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday proposed direct financial assistance to Minnesotans facing skyrocketing premiums on MNsure plans next year.

Minn. Poll: Majority say Trump unfit for job because of lewd remarks

Statewide, 55 percent of likely voters in the Minnesota poll say the comments captured on a 2005 video that emerged publicly earlier in October disqualify Donald Trump from being president.

The poll results also reflect a dramatic gender divide that has been evident through much of the campaign.

Plymouth, Twin Cities suburbs are crucial to Capitol control

Making her pitch: Ginny Klevorn, a DFL challenger, knocked on doors in Plymouth neighborhood, here with Tom Lucas.

The stakes of about a dozen suburban races are significant to setting the agenda that will go forward in Minnesota in 2017.

Guantanamo board rejects release of Palestinian held by CIA

A board deciding whether to continue holding men at Guantanamo Bay has rejected the release of a Palestinian who was the first high-profile CIA prisoner after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Killer's mother assisting in lawsuit against 2 gun dealers

Three years ago a 30-year-old mentally ill man fatally shot a California woman as she admired a scenic view on the Oregon coast, using one of three weapons acquired by the killer's mother from gun dealers.

US: Contractor in NSA case had intelligence officers' names

The Justice Department says classified information stolen by a former National Security Agency contractor includes names of covert intelligence officers.

Obama says health consumers need to shop around

President Barack Obama is telling workers and volunteers signing up customers for health insurance coverage that the enrollment season comes at a critical time in the Affordable Care Act's history.

Battle for control of Minn. House turns into tiff over driving records
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The two sides are battling district by district in a race to secure the 68 seats needed for majority.

Vice President Joe Biden to go to Duluth on Friday
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VP Joe Biden to visit Duluth Friday

Republican strategists worry that election's 'hot war against women' is tearing apart the party

A growing number of prominent Republican women are worried that as members of their male-dominated party step up to defend Donald Trump against accusations of…

Trump stumps in Ohio; Clinton warns election will be close

Donald Trump has three stops planned in Ohio, the state he must win in order to regain ground lost in the past month. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Minn. rep. behind 'ag gag' bill works at meat company accused of animal abuse

He works for Christensen Farms, the focus of animal abuse investigation.

With co-host gig with Kelly Ripa, is Megyn Kelly ready to make a move?

She is steely, stern, prepared. Her training as a lawyer helps. Her experience as a Fox News star does, too.It's why Megyn Kelly, host of…

Committee will seek candidates for two federal district court vacancies

Minnesota's federal bench, one of the nation's busiest, faces two vacancies.

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, House GOP spar over health insurance, transportation

The final days of the campaign season brings letters, news conferences and fresh accusations.

Hacked e-mails detail Clinton Foundation woes

Concern over donations, power struggles detailed.

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Sexual misconduct allegations

A majority of Star Tribune Minnesota Poll respondents say Donald Trump's comments in a video about groping women makes him unfit to be president, and a majority also believe he probably has made unwanted sexual advances.

Tricky economic times await next president

Possible recession, global threats await.

Health law tax penalty? I'll take it, millions say

They would rather pay the IRS than hefty premiums with big deductibles.