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Israel-Hamas conflict divides Minnesota Democrats

Mounting overseas violence highlights differing views among Democrats over Israel's culpability.


Push to expand private student loan relief after death clears U.S. House

It was an emotional day for Mark and Julie Frascone as they heard the name of their late son Ryan spoken on the floor of…


Cheney removal tests Minnesota Republicans

Four GOP delegation members are mostly silent about the closed-door vote.


Senate Dems ready voting rights bill despite partisan gridlock

For much of the day before the 9-9 vote, the Senate Rules Committee led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar struggled to find common ground.


Billions in state and local aid soon begin path to Minnesota

Minnesota governments are expected to get nearly $5 billion in state and local help.


Minnesota Republicans try to steer clear of Cheney fallout

Rep. Liz Cheney has challenged Trump's lies about the 2020 election.


Sen. Klobuchar's new big test: Shepherding election reform

The Minnesota Democrat faces the mammoth task of leading the push for the sweeping legislation in the Senate.


Biden's police reform deadline puts pressure on Congress

The president has called for action by the anniversary of George Floyd's death


For Minnesota, more child care, education resources under latest Biden proposal

President Biden was detailing school and child care proposals in his first joint speech to Congress.


Big business in Minnesota draws a line at Biden's proposed tax hike

Washington – Corporate tax cuts have been kind to Minnesota's biggest companies. In fact, many of the state's multi­billion-dollar, multinational corporations had lower effective tax…