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‘You can’t call her a slut?’: GOP congressman complains about political correctness in newly unearthed audio

Republican congressman Jason Lewis made a series of bigoted remarks about women on a radio show before his time in office, once wondering why it was not acceptable to call …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall picks Gonzaga

Gonzaga added an important piece to its roster next season with the addition of North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall.Crandall, a native of Minneapolis, picked Gonzaga over Xavier and Minnesota. …


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while officials in northern Michigan were assessing damage from flash-flooding that washed out roads, damaged …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls.


Raccoon scales downtown Minnesota skyscraper, and yes, it is incredibly stressful

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un captivated the world on Tuesday morning with a historic summit that seemed to lower the prospect of a devastating global …


1st Muslim in Congress wants to take on Trump in court

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday, saying he wanted …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Gonzaga baseball opens NCAA tournament against UCLA on Friday in Minneapolis

The Gonzaga baseball team is headed to Minneapolis. The Bulldogs (32-22) will face UCLA (36-19) in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at 11 a.m. Minnesota meets Canisius in …


Lawsuit: Wells Fargo put family in victim protection at risk

A southern Minnesota family in a victim protection program is suing Wells Fargo and one of its mortgage bankers, alleging the bank put the family at risk when it sent …


3 students in critical condition following van, semi crash

Six young people remain hospitalized, including three in critical condition, following a collision between a school van and a semi in western Minnesota.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals …


Minnesota’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was …


Weathercatch: Spokane vs. Embarrass: Same latitude, different climates:

Compared to Embarrass, Minnesota, Spokane is practically balmy.


Minnesota woman ordered detained on terror, arson charges

A Minnesota woman who is accused of trying to travel to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida was “self-radicalized” and intended to kill people when she set several fires on a college …


Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan won’t seek re-election

Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan announced Friday he would skip another uphill climb to re-election and retire from his northeastern Minnesota congressional seat, leaving a wide-open race in a swing district …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Senate takes rare path in confirming Trump judicial nominee

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Senate has confirmed a judicial nominee without a seal of approval from a home state senator.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken’s seat

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won’t run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Two Democrats sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority

Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Two new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns

There will be two fresh Senate faces and plenty of familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers as Congress begins its 2018 session Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

GOP’s Bachmann mulling bid for Franken’s Senate seat

One-time Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says she’s considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Franken’s exit will set stage for Smith to join Senate

Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Slain Australian’s family demands integrity in U.S. probe

The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for …


Minnesota governor set to name Franken’s Senate replacement

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. …


Minnesota researchers create Alzheimer’s detection device

University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he’s resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Minnesota loses bid for 1st world’s fair in U.S. since 1984

The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world’s fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Another Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual harassment

Minnesota’s House speaker suspended the committee chairmanship of state Rep. Tony Cornish after two women accused him of sexual harassment, the second allegation against a sitting lawmaker in as many …


Minnesota state senator accused of sexually harassing women

A Democratic state senator from Minnesota is facing calls to resign amid allegations that he sexually harassed several women involved in state politics.


Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake finally is playing the Super Bowl halftime show again, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson. The NFL announced that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl …