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Minn. House Speaker Kurt Daudt faces primary challenge from within GOP

Alan Duff, Republican challenger to Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt: “The voice I’ve heard from everybody on the streets is, What happened to conservative leadership?”

Military veteran Alan Duff will take him on in the GOP primary Aug. 9.

Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrive at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate.

Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.

As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in

As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather.

Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors

Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome Saturday night outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S.

True believers bond over Trump at St. Louis Park tavern

Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.


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Vikings veteran Fran Tarkenton speaks at Republican convention

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton spoke to the Republican National Convention on its last night in Cleveland.

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and other elected officials to speak at DNC

Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Peggy Flanagan will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


Democratic National Convention schedule

Monday 2 p.m. CDT: “Putting families first” is the theme. Speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. Others will highlight substance…


Comparing and contrasting Tim Kaine with Hillary Clinton, on the issues

Environment Kaine: He calls himself an “avid outdoorsman” and says that conservation can stimulate tourism and fishing economies. He supported opening Virginia’s coast…


Reconsidering Hillary Clinton

– The Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday, has one huge goal: Make people like Hillary Clinton. Make her warm, gentle, compassionate. It…


Looking back at past Democratic National Conventions

1832 BaltimoreThe Democratic Party's first national convention met to name a running mate for President Andrew Jackson. They dumped John Calhoun and chose Secretary of…


Minnesota state Sen. Jeff Hayden's sister fatally shot in Atlanta

The 25-year-old woman was caught in rival gangs' crossfire, Hayden wrote on social media.


More workplace problems at Fox News surface

Workplace problems were broader than Roger Ailes.


GOP lines up behind badge in debate over race, police practices

– Republicans gathered for their national convention offered staunch support of police this week, and thanked officers from across the country who provided…


Five quick things to know about Tim Kaine

Kaine was born Feb. 26, 1958, in St. Paul, the oldest of three boys. The family moved to the Kansas City, Mo., area, where his…


Hillary Clinton, Sen. Tim Kaine don't always agree on key issues

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who is joining Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket, doesn’t always agree with her: Trade Kaine is an outspoken advocate…


Taxes to pay for now-open U.S. Bank Stadium rebound, thanks to gamblers

Recovering from stumble, pulltab revenue is soaring. And there is further optimism in Minneapolis.