Government & Politics

Gov. Walz orders schools temporarily closed to curb COVID-19 outbreak

DFL Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday took his most drastic action yet to contain the spread of COVID-19, ordering the temporary closure of Minnesota...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 40 Republicans dissent, including Emmer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...

Exclusive: AFSCME Council 5 experiencing financial woes, membership decline, documents reveal

The abrupt departure of two top leaders this past summer were just the beginning of troubles for one of the state’s largest and most...

What are the governor’s emergency powers? Can he really tell us...

Minnesota may soon be entering slippery constitutional ground if and when Gov. Tim Walz follows the lead of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and forbids...

Rep. Omar announces marriage to Timothy Mynett, political consultant paid by...

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minneapolis, on Wednesday announced on Instagram that she is newly married to Timothy Mynett, a political consultant who had worked...

GOP lawmaker: Expect limits on large public events like concerts, ballgames

A Republican lawmaker said Minnesotans should expect significant changes in their daily lives in the coming weeks and months due to the coming outbreak...

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the...

Cargill spent $1.4M last year on lobbying in DC. Here’s where...

Editors note: This story is the first in an occasional series looking at Minnesota companies’ lobbying presence in Washington. WASHINGTON — The Minneapolis-based agriculture...

Klobuchar emerges from Minnesota primary with scars but victorious in push...

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s yearlong quest to become her party’s candidate for president may have ended abruptly Monday, but she has now emerged as a...

Klobuchar suspends presidential campaign; endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is suspending her presidential campaign and preparing to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in Dallas,...
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