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Clinton, Sanders to swing through Twin Cities on Friday

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The Democratic presidential contenders visit at a time when both campaigns are ramping up Minnesota organizing as their contest intensifies nationally.

Fight over trash collection moves to the Legislature

Ban on organized trash collection proposed.

Ex-Dakota County worker pleads guilty in breach of legislators-in-parked-car case

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Thomas Berry took confidential report that detailed legislators 'making out' in park.

Minnesota budget agency should have disclosed IRS penalties, legislative auditor finds

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Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles recommended the state budget office bolster its internal controls to ensure proper disclosure of uncommon payments.

Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money

Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.


Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

John Kasich has come to South Carolina for the state's upcoming Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire.


Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada

In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.


AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.


Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree _ except when they don't

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.


Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert

President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid

Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.


Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff

The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public.


Congress bans import of forced labor products

A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold…


Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada

In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary Clinton.


Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.


Head of Twin Cities mental health agency ordered to cease serving clients

The president of CSS was ordered to cease practicing until an inquiry is finished.


Minnesota vows to move ahead with clean power

Despite a Supreme Court stay on EPA rules, Minnesota says it will develop plans to limit carbon and pursue energy initiatives


AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.