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Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

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"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.

GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

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Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.

Judge postpones demolition of Aretha Franklin's Memphis home

A judge has postponed an order to demolish the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.

Official: AG will accept prosecutor call on Clinton case

Attorney General Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a Justice Department official said Friday.

Hurricane-proof welcome center opening on Alabama coast

Alabama is adding a new tool in its plan to prepare for tropical weather: a hurricane-proof welcome center near the coast.

US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most

Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million.

AP source: Gingrich being vetted for Trump VP

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.


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GOP Senate leader renews calls for ethics hearing against Sen. Jeff Hayden

Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wants to re-hear an ethics complaint against state Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.

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Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.


Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich are top VP candidates for Donald Trump

A number of senators - including Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Bob Corker (Tennessee) - are also being reviewed as viable picks, although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear.


Trump takes some detours during trade speech

Trade event was type he had avoided in primary.


Former Minn. Gov. Arne Carlson on a list of GOP's Hillary Clinton backers

Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past two weeks have announced that they are supporting…


Christie emerges as Trump power player

He is pleading with fundraisers as he crafts Trump government.


Clinton, Trump share tough trade stance on China

Economic populism marks both candidates' views.


Dayton selects McKeig as next Minn. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.


Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.


Dayton names Anne K. McKeig to Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Judge Anne K. McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where she will replace Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, who will retire at the end of August.