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Council may push to privatize golf courses
45 min 40 sec ago
'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks
5 hours 54 min ago
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House passes stopgap spending bill, but a government shutdown still looms
12 hours 4 min ago
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
21 hours 49 min ago
Wisconsin governor pushes welfare overhaul
23 hours 7 min ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, leaves after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. In a sign that Bannon is cooperating with the inquiry, Bannon will be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel in the Russia investigation instead of testifying before a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Bannon battle shows potential conflicts for White House's McGahn
January 18, 2018 - 10:31am
Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China
January 18, 2018 - 7:15am
From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
January 18, 2018 - 7:06am
January 17, 2018
Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager
January 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
MNsure: Record enrollment for insurance through exchange went smoothly
January 17, 2018 - 8:22pm
The Verso Corporation paper mill, with Minnesota Power’s M.L. Hibbard Renewable Center behind it, sprawls across West Duluth. Verso is asking the city to submit an application for a $1 million forgivable state loan to help upgrade the recycling capacity of the mill. The project would likely require a total investment of $21 million. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for Verso paper mill upgrade
January 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Former Minnesota state representative John Persell asks a question on Wednesday during a meeting of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation about the proposed Northern Minnesota Veterans Home. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 5:26pm
President Donald Trump arrives for dinner at Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 14, 2018. Trump told reporters outside the club, “I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” and insisted that the derogatory comment attributed to him during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week did not occur. (Al Drago/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Kelly calls some of President Trump's campaign pledges on immigration, wall 'uninformed,' meeting attendees say
January 17, 2018 - 3:57pm
Minn. health insurance program breaks previous record for signups
January 17, 2018 - 2:59pm
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