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State Rep. Tony Cornish to resign after harassment claims

Lawmakers and lobbyists said that Rep. Tony Cornish, shown in March, had repeatedly propositioned them for sex, and that he was known by many women who worked at the Capitol as someone to avoid.

Republican state representative from southern Minnesota faced allegations from a fellow lawmaker and a lobbyist. Sarah Walker steps forward to say she's the lobbyist.

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

U.S President Donald Trump answers questions from the media as First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump look on before departing the White House November 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

Jury awards wrongfully convicted Baltimore man $15 million

A federal jury has awarded $15 million to a wrongfully convicted man in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

Gov. Dayton issues new environmental targets for state agencies

The executive order sets standards to hit by 2027.

Yellen says Fed needs to avoid 'boom-bust'cycle in economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the biggest challenge facing the central bank in coming years will be to craft an interest rate policy that avoids putting the economy through a "boom-bust" cycle.

Federal judge grants stay in South Carolina execution

A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal injection.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year's turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders.


Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend
The Drive

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.

Rep. Paulsen to friend, housemate Scalise: "Welcome back roomie"
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U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.


American Crystal Sugar fined $135,000 for air pollution violations

MPCA cited repeat violations in Crookston, East Grand Forks locations.


2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced Tuesday they would resign, less than two weeks after they were accused of misdeeds that ranged from groping colleagues to persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexting.


FCC unveils plan to scrap its net neutrality rules

A rollback of net neutrality regulations would mark a significant victory for broadband and telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast.


'Shaming' over school lunch debts has to stop, legislator says

Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, weighing ways to force school districts to back off hardball tactics.


FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.


VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.


Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.


The Latest: Lobbyist who claimed harassment goes public

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against two Minnesota state lawmakers (all times local):


Wisconsin GOP tells committee to end air pollution rules

Republican lawmakers tried to persuade a legislative committee Tuesday to approve a bill that would relax Wisconsin's air pollution regulations, saying the rules burden businesses and the state regulates hundreds of pollutants the federal government ignores.


Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor's Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey Tuesday, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children.