Politics

New legislation, shelter to help sex trafficking victims

9:14 PM, Nov 26, 2013

Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bipartisan bill to ensure minors trapped in the trade aren't prosecuted. The announcement came at a special groundbreaking.

Guns at State Capitol debate heats up

6:05 PM, Nov 26, 2013

An advisory committee deadlocked on a complete ban on guns at the State Capitol in a hearing on Tuesday morning.

Guns at the Capitol: Task force sharpens recomendations

10:13 AM, Nov 26, 2013

After a debate spanning months, a Capitol security task force is closing in on recommendations about gun-carrying in the building.

Prospects brighten for small-scale budget deal

7:10 PM, Nov 25, 2013

Democrats won't get Republicans to agree to higher taxes, nor will Republicans get Democrats to address the exploding cost of retirement programs.

Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout

10:05 PM, Nov 24, 2013

Iowa's governor and congressional delegation are trying to shore up political support for ethanol, which is slipping as the nation produces more of its own oil.

Vikings put more cash on the line for new stadium

9:44 PM, Nov 22, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings have committed to spend an extra $26 million, if needed, to preserve design elements in the new stadium.

Obama nominates Luger as US attorney for Minn.

5:51 PM, Nov 21, 2013

President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Luger to be the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota.

Some Minnesota Democrats break ranks on ACA vote

7:29 AM, Nov 16, 2013

Three Minnesotans were among 39 Democrats who crossed the aisle Friday to vote for a change the Affordable Care Act.

Teachers union gives Dayton early 2014 endorsement

8:49 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Minnesota's teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.

Minn. lawmakers oppose reducing biofuel mandate

6:43 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Members of Minnesota's congressional delegate are opposed to the Obama administration's proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply for the first time.

Obama held Obamacare 'brainstorming' session with insurance CEOs

4:57 PM, Nov 15, 2013

President Obama met Friday with a group of health insurance CEOs to discuss the transition to new rules under the Affordable Care Act.

Watchdog agency questions TSA behavior screening

1:30 AM, Nov 14, 2013

The government's own spending watchdog agency questions the value of the TSA's airport behavior screening program.

Minn.'s Dayton 'embarrassed' by own charity giving

2:49 PM, Nov 13, 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is professing embarrassment over his relatively low level of charitable giving last year and says he'll remedy it this year.

Book chronicles Pawlenty, Bachmann flameouts

6:09 PM, Nov 12, 2013

The book is billed as a sequel to "Game Change," a best-seller about the 2008 race, and HBO has already bought the film rights.