Democrat Walz beats Quist, wins 4th term representing southern Minnesota in US House.
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Minn. lawmakers wrap up historic session
Minnesota lawmakers worked right up to the end Monday before adjourning a session that produced $2 billion in tax hikes and a historic vote on gay marriage.
Massive tornado roars through Oklahoma City suburb; at least 20 children among dead
A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. There w
Session's last day arrives for Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Short on sleep and time, state lawmakers darted Monday toward the finish of a legislative session that already has produced a hefty tax increase, substantial new money for schools and a landmark law legalizing gay marriage.
Minn. House defeats construction projects bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has turned back an $800 million construction projects bill that failed to win a needed super-majority.
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- Military sex abuse victims seek VA help WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits. The numbers underscore the staggering long-term impact of a crisis that has r
- Senate committee moves toward vote on immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming to wrap up work this week on a sweeping immigration bill and send it to the full Senate for consideration. First, lawmakers must settle a few remaining disputes. One involves amendments over
- Suburban Twin Cites poverty increasing ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report shows poverty in the Twin Cities suburbs is growing faster than many other metropolitan areas in the nation. A study by the Brookings Institution released Monday ranks the Twin Cities suburbs among the top 10 metr
- Indoor pot production leaves giant carbon footprint SEATTLE — Marijuana growing is not a green industry. Done mostly indoors in, pot production often uses hospital-intensity lamps, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, fans and carbon-dioxide generators to stimulate plants and boost their potency. The pow
No comparison between Watergate and Benghazi
Standing before reporters Thursday, President Obama declined an invitation to compare the recent scandals weighing down his administration with those that forced President Nixon to resign in 1974. So allow us to do the work for him: There is no compa
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