Independents will play their unpredictable role on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary

On Tuesday, N.H. independents will play their unpredictable primary role

Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

More than ever before, politicians are veering off the traditional campaign trail to hit the comedy circuit in hopes of reaching voters through their funny bones. The trend has led to some strange moments in an already strange political season.

House DFL proposes constitutional amendment for campaign money disclosure

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The House DFL proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would require increased disclosure by outside groups spending money on campaigns.

Republicans launch TV ad in local House race

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The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.

High life expectancy strains Minnesota pension systems

Our 2nd-highest U.S. life expectancy throws a wrench in retirement funds' projections.

Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage

Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi.

Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

Female voters consider issues, symbolism in Clinton-Sanders fight + Video

Vermont senator's appeal among younger women is growing in Minnesota and nationwide.

Abused children in Minnesota are waiting too long for help

Counties with slow response times will soon see penalties.

Minnesota one of many states to tighten gun laws for abusers

Minnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

Decades of new laws caused Minn. prison population spike

Over the past 25 years, the state's incarceration rate has soared by 150 percent. The majority of that growth can be attributed to changes made by lawmakers to the state's criminal code

AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire + Video

Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans.

Legislators trying to stop 'revenge porn' with new law

During Katy Daly’s nine-month relationship with a boyfriend, the two exchanged intimate photos of each other. After they broke up, she said she was horrified…

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Tests show few high lead readings in Ohio village's water

Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Miami-Dade County attempts to block Duran Duran concert

The band Duran Duran is facing opposition in its bid to play in Key Biscayne from the government of Miami-Dade County.

Lobbyist John Kaul mixes persuasion, photography at State Capitol + Photo Gallery

Lobbyist John Kaul is also known for his candid scenes from the Capitol.