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Walker Says Open Records Restrictions will be Dropped

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he and GOP legislative leaders have agreed to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back the state's open records laws....


  • Bernie Sanders speaks to voters in Rochester. Bernie Sanders Rallies Supporters in Rochester

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is rallying Minnesota voters with a call to band together to fix a "rigged economy." The Vermont senator addressed a crowd of more than 600 supporters gathered for a town hall meeting in Rochester Thursday morning...

  • U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer U.S. Rep. Emmer Takes Tour of Highway 10 in Ramsey

    U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is visiting Ramsey on Thursday to discuss efforts to improve U.S. Highway 10. Emmer will be taking a mobile tour of the highway with stops at the Armstrong Boulevard Interchange construction site and the Sunfish Lake Boulevard and Ramsey Boulevard intersections...

  • Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Entering 2016 Presidential Race

    Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president. They say Walkers plans to launch his long-expected run by filing the necessary paperwork Thursday. Walker's official kickoff is expected July 13 in Waukesha, Wisconsin...

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis., Thursday, July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. In Wis. Speech, Obama Touts 'Middle Class' Policies, Highlights Minn.

    President Barack Obama told an audience in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that his policies are working. Obama embarked on a repair mission after his push for business-backed trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor...

  • Nolan in for Another Term in Congress

    U. S. Rep. Rick Nolan plans to seek another term representing Minnesota's 8th congressional district next year. The 71-year-old DFL congressman is in his fifth term in the House and his second representing the voters of northeastern and central Minnesota...

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. US, Cuba to Open Embassies to Restore Ties

    President Barack Obama says the reopening of embassies in Havana and Washington is another demonstration that the U.S. doesn't have to be imprisoned by the past. Obama is announcing the formal restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States...

  • Gov. Mark Dayton speaks Wednesday about his decision to give raises to state commissioners. Minnesota Commissioners Get Pay Raises

    Gov. Mark Dayton announced raises for state commissioners Wednesday. The new salaries will range from $116,000 to $155,000. Previous salaries ranged from $88,455 to $143,281. The decision comes months after an uproar at the Legislature when Dayton set commissioner pay raises in January...

  • President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Obama Aims to Change Conversation Around Health Care Law

    President Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it...

  • The Minnesota House Ethics Committee deliberates at the hearing for Kahn's complaint Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Minn. House Ethics Committee Dismisses Kahn Complaint

    The Minnesota House Ethics Committee found no probable cause to sustain a charge against a Republican lawmaker Tuesday. DFL Representative Phyllis Kahn brought the charge against Republican Denny McNamara after saying she felt threatened when he yelled at her during a private meeting in May of this year....

  • Dayton Poised to Boost Commissioner Pay

    Governor Dayton will boost the pay of more than two dozen commissioners and agency heads on Wednesday. The only question still to be answered is by how much? "I'm going to do what I think is right and appropriate," the governor said Monday....

  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs Honors Life of Walter Mondale

    Former vice president and Minnesota native Walter Mondale received a big honor Tuesday night. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs honored Mondale’s life and legacy with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Leadership...

  • Gov. Mark Dayton Political Feud Reopens as Dayton Hikes Agency Head Pay

    Gov. Mark Dayton says some executive branch commissioners will see salaries reach $154,000 as part of pay raises he has authorized. Dayton told Minnesota Public Radio News on Wednesday he was enacting pay increases mirroring those he outlined earlier this year that were blocked by lawmakers...

  • In this June 19, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. NJ Gov. Christie Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched a 2016 campaign for president. The Republican governor formally announced his plans in a Tuesday morning event in the gymnasium of his old high school...

  • License Requirements for Breeders Become Mandatory Wednesday

    Commercial dog and cat breeders in Minnesota will have to get an annual license from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health under a new law that goes into effect Wednesday. The law was passed during the 2014 legislative session and applies to anyone who is in the business of breeding animals for sale or for exchange...

  • In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. US, Cuba to Announce Embassy Openings Wednesday

    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday at the White House...










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