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Rep. Keith Ellison: I will resign my seat if I win DNC chair

Rep. Keith Ellison was re-elected in November to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, and he conceded that a full-time chair is what the party wanted after the losses of the 2016 elections.

Trump picks fossil fuel ally from Oklahoma to lead EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been a key architect of the legal battle against President Obama's climate change policies.

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, has been selected to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Donald Trump's determination to dismantle President Obama's efforts to counter climate change.

Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.

Klobuchar, Emmer urge Trump to keep Obama's Cuba policies

The Minnesotans are among Congressional leaders hoping to forestall a reversal of progress in U.S.-Cuban relations over the last two years.

Judge keeps Superfund cleanup talks in Montana secret

A federal judge in Montana has decided not to make public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation's largest Superfund site between the U.S. government and the company responsible for the mining waste.

Defense: Consider ex-congressman's good deeds in sentencing

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case.

The Latest: No inspection of warehouse for at least 30 years

The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):


Two recounts confirm wins for Republicans elected to Minnesota Senate
Hot Dish Politics

After recount in St. Cloud-area Senate seat, Republican Jerry Relph will join fellow Republicans in Minnesota Senate next year.

Tevlin: Councilman's Facebook post exposes postelection rancor in Ely
Jon Tevlin

Ely is the kind of place where people normally escape the rancor and contentiousness of everyday life. They go for the lakes and loons and…


Trump expected to pick Hardee's chief, wage critic Puzder for Labor

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.…


Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Environmentalists said they are satisfied by new steps to regulate Minnesota plants.


Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Governor added that he was "shocked" by the Vikings position.


Minn. Historical Society gets ready to settle Capitol art dispute

On Thursday, the 30-member executive council of the Minnesota Historical Society is expected to decide the future of six massive and priceless paintings that depict Minnesota soldiers in Civil War battles.


Trump is said to intend to keep stake in business

Ivanka Trump looking at separating from company.


Center of the American Experiment ramps up in Minnesota

John Hinderaker, in remaking the conservative think tank, also sees a surge in donations.


Senate panel questions benefit for consumers in AT&T-Time Warner deal

Senators were skeptical of the claim by the CEOS of the two companies that their megadeal would result in lower prices.


Ilhan Omar details 'most hateful' ethnic incident with D.C. cabbie

The state representative-elect from Minneapolis said she's waiting until returning home to file report.


Iowa Gov. Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant agricultural products to China, but he would be thrust into the middle of increasing talk of a trade war with the United States' largest trading partner.


Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act; bill heads to Obama

The bill makes changes in regulatory review and helps to finance research.