Rep. Nolan pushs on two fronts to try to protect American steel

By Allison Sherry   – Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is forging two paths on behalf of the American steel industry. The first…

Minnesota immigrants scale back hopes for Obama programs

A year after the president's action on immigration, millions still in limbo.

Judicial panel recommends DHS leader Jesson for Court of Appeals slot

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A state judicial panel has recommended Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and three others to Gov. Mark Dayton as he looks to fill two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Clinton to campaign in Minneapolis on Dec. 15

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will hold a campaign event in Minneapolis on Dec. 15.

Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85

Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.

Rep. Tom Emmer in the middle of fight over financial oversight group

Rep. Tom Emmer is pushing for changes in government control of big institutions.

Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge

A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.

Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida.

Restrictions on federal records stymie the work of watchdogs

Impasse threatens long policy of unfettered access.

U.S. Rep. Ellison emerges as key political leader in Jamar Clark unrest

Stakes are high as Keith Ellison negotiates between local black community, state and local leaders.

Sheriff's deputies rescue newborn found buried near river

Sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

Mayo lobbies U.S. panel to accept noninvasive colon cancer test

Doctor says noninvasive cancer kit “could save tens of thousands of lives.”

Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens

A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down— before his newly minted department even began operating.

Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses.

The amazing journey of homeless singers to the White House

Atlanta choir will perform in Washington on Dec. 21.

Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting.

Tomah VA Medical Center launches 100-day improvement plan

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center says it has adopted another plan to improve patient care.

Police shooting, disparities spur talk of special session

Minnesota's lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state's hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz.

Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw

A resident of New York's capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany's most abundant renewable resources: political corruption.