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Business groups and GOP push for state law to override cities' sick, wage rules

"It's a top priority for our members," Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, said of a push for a state law to counter cities' paid-leave regulations.

Minnesota business groups are responding to recent sick leave proposals, pushing for a preemptive state law and are also preparing a lawsuit against Minneapolis.

Franken ready to unleash wit and wisdom on Clinton's behalf

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., laughs as he meets with students from the Close Up program from St. Michael-Albertville High School in St. Michael, Minn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. For years, Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit. The former �Saturday Night Live� comic was determined to establish himself as a serious senator after winning his Minnesota seat by a razor-thin margin. So after getting to the Senate in 2009 he embraced the low-key life of a freshman lawmaker.

For years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit.

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses supporters in New York Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local):

US Rep. Duckworth settles workplace retaliation lawsuit

A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.

Texas city council votes to oust library cat

A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library.

AFL-CIO leader vows union support for Bullock, Juneau

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Friday rallied Montana union members convening in Helena for their annual convention, vowing union support for Gov. Steve Bullock's re-election and superintendent Denise Juneau's bid for U.S. Congress.


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Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.

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Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to compromise on public works bill

Gov. Mark Dayton, looking to jump-start stalled negotiations with Republicans over a major package of public works projects and tax cuts, said on WCCO radio Wednesday that he's willing to forgo some infrastructure projects he previously said were must-haves.


Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.


Trump In Scotland hails 'Brexit' vote

Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.


Minnesotans see immigration decision as push for action

Thursday's court impasse dealt Minnesota's immigrants a grave disappointment and promised to add fuel to the election campaign.


Business leaders endorse Hillary Clinton

Warren Buffett and Delta's chairman among execs to endorse Clinton.


National GMO labels a step closer, but not everybody's happy

Deal could provide first national law mandating on-package notification of genetically engineered ingredients.


Mondale sides with St. Croix River in U.S. Supreme Court private property case

Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.


Immigration ruling will sharpen campaign clashes

Analysis: Democrats said it would energize Latino voters while Republicans may use it as ammunition.


Shoe company claims Ivanka Trump knocked off its design

Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs.


House upholds Obama 'fiduciary rule' on retirement savings

President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the House have blocked a GOP attempt to derail new administration rules that require financial professionals to put their clients' best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like individual retirement accounts.


Congress uses late-night social media

House Republicans adjouned the chamber at 3;15 a.m. without taking the votes on gun control that Democrats had demanded in scenes broadcast live through social media.