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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.

The governor on Thursday proposed direct financial assistance to Minnesotans facing skyrocketing premiums on MNsure plans next year.

Libertarian Gary Johnson charms crowd in Shakopee

A supporter took a selfie with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson after he addressed the rally in Shakopee Thursday night.

Supporters praised his support of small government, his wit and his demeanor.

Prosecutors: 2 US men tried to export military parts to Iran

Federal prosecutors have charged two California men with conspiring to export fighter-jet parts to Iran.

Muni bond week in review: Yields bounce around

Municipal bond yields bounced up and down in a messy week full of speculation about the direction of interest rates and the White House.

Montana governor criticizes sentence in incest case

Montana's governor agrees with citizens who are upset that a man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for raping his 12-year-old daughter, but Steve Bullock says his office has no authority to investigate or override the decision.

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Kansas high court justices defend handling of capital cases

Four Kansas Supreme Court justices facing a campaign to oust them in the Nov. 8 election say the court has decided capital murder cases on legal and constitutional issues while avoiding politics and emotion.

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

Franken, Klobuchar take aim at AT&T-Time Warner deal

Both Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken led the charge against the deal.

Illinois senator mocks rival's family background

Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has raised his Democratic rival's immigrant background and mocked her family's history of military service, saying he had forgotten the congresswoman's "parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington."

Pence back to campaign after plane mishap

Republican Presidential nominee Mike Pence says he'll be back on the campaign trail on Friday. Pence's plane slid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday night. Nobody was hurt.

Senate committee plans Nov. 30 hearing on EpiPen

– The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Nov. 30 hearing to discuss pricing policies for the Mylan Pharmaceuticals EpiPen epinephrine injector that…

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Clinton's e-mail

A majority of Star Tribune Minnesota Poll respondents do not believe Hillary Clinton has been truthful about her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state.

Some Trump supporters warn of revolution if Clinton wins

– Big crowds still mob Donald Trump when he comes to town, with fans waiting in long lines to attend his…

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…