Tina Smith

Opinion: Welcome to S-Town

Congress should try fixing problems instead of creating them<p>You have to wonder what’s going through newly elected Sen. Doug Jones’ mind as he …

Paul Ryan

Minn. Poll: Walz, Johnson lead the field in governor's race

But many Minnesota voters remain undecided as the crowded race gets started.

Elections

9 Women Who Replaced Men Fired in the #MeToo Movement

It was announced this week that Katie Couric will co-host the opening ceremony at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, along with NBC Sports' Mike Tirico. Getting the gig is a credit to Couric, who did it three times in the past when she was host of the <i>Today</i> show—“It’s a …

Culture

Sen. Tina Smith: I’ll Vote Against Continuing Budget Resolution From House

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — With a federal government shutdown looming over a budget dispute in Congress, a Minnesota senator Thursday said a resolution …

Elections

Tom Emmer Will Run For Re-Election

<b>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)</b> — U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer says he’ll seek re-election to Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, turning aside any possibility of …

Elections

Minnesota GOP chairwoman defends push for cut of donations

Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman is defending her push to get a 10 percent commission on large donations to the party, saying she’s paid less …

Republican Party

At the Races: 2018 Starts in PA-18

Our weekly newsletter on the latest in House and Senate races<p><i>Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly</i> …

Politics

Government shutdown 2018: what we know so far

Congress has until Friday to keep the government open.<p>A government shutdown is looking more and more likely. Unless Congress acts, the government will close down Friday at midnight. There are a lot of moving pieces, but right now, neither the Senate nor the House appear to have the votes for a …

Politics

Democrats Probably Won’t Force A Shutdown Over Immigration

Liberal activists and some congressional Democrats want the party to oppose any government funding bill that does not address DACA — even if that …

Politics

With ‘wake-up call,’ GOP gets more signs of rough midterm environment

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, said he won’t be running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Al Franken …

Politics

Democratic wave still growing

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>On the roster: Democratic wave still growing - House GOP presents stopgap bill to avoid shutdown - Trump to headline House GOP fundraising dinner - Bannon ready to tell all to Mueller - Is that you, Steve Bannon?</b><p><b>DEMOCRATIC WAVE</b> …

U.S. Politics

Roseville, Stillwater nursing homes cited in separate resident deaths

One nursing home resident died after becoming trapped between a mattress and the bed’s grab bar. A resident of a different nursing home died after a …

Dolores O'Riordan

Congress should overturn FCC decision on net neutrality

It was poorly thought out and could hurt millions of consumers.

Opinion

MNsure reports smooth signups, and slightly more than last year

Officials who run Minnesota’s individual health insurance marketplace MNsure say the controversial state agency just completed its smoothest annual …

Dolores O'Riordan

Pawlenty won't run for Senate in Minnesota

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he won't run in a special election for the Senate later this year.<p>Pawlenty, now the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a powerful bank lobbying group, ruled out a run during an appearance on Fox Business News. "I'm interested in continuing to …

Politics

Tim Pawlenty Not Running for Senate in Minnesota

Republicans saw him as strongest recruit to take on Tina Smith in November<p>Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he will not run in …

Politics

Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a Pass

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was reportedly the runner-up for the second spot on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. But John McCain …

Politics

Here are the east metro construction projects Dayton proposed — and those he didn’t

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton took the odd step of not including any construction projects from local governments in his $1.5 billion public works …

Mark Dayton

Pawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) ruled out running for the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al …

Elections

Treasure Island Center ribbon-cutting brings optimism for “too long” vacant downtown Macy’s site

When the St. Paul Port Authority purchased the vacant Macy’s Department Store building in early 2014, Monte Hilleman was assigned the task of tearing …

Tim Pawlenty says he won't run for Senate in Minnesota

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who had been considered a potential high-profile candidate in a key race, says he will not run for the Senate this year in Minnesota.<p>Speaking on Fox Business Network, Pawlenty said: "I am very interested in public service and service for the common good, …

U.S. Politics

Majority of Minnesotans believe Franken accusations, but fewer think he should have quit

A majority of voters in the state believe Al Franken groped or sexually harassed multiple women, but more voters believe he should not have resigned …

Al Franken

Appropriations bill would bar SEC from requiring political spending disclosure

– The appropriations bill that the Senate and House must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown forbids the Securities and Exchange Commission …

Government

Housley kicks off U.S. Senate bid focused on November election

Republican state Sen. Karin Housley kicked off her U.S. Senate campaign Monday squarely focused on the November election, even as other Republicans …

Elections

'So much left undone': MLK Day events look to the past to build future dreams

Speakers in Minneapolis, and later in the morning at a celebration of King’s birthday organized by Gov. Mark Dayton’s office in St. Paul, echoed his …

Black History

Mondale celebrates 90th birthday with Carter and others

Many speakers honored Mondale including former President Jimmy Carter, Sen. Tina Smith, former Sen. Al Franken, and former Secretary of State …

Al Franken

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight …

Chelsea Manning

Sen. Tina Smith gets ideas to address the opioid crisis to take back to D.C.

To combat the growing opioid crisis Minnesota needs more funding and flexibility from federal officials to support unique and successful prevention, …

Lt. Gov. Fischbach Sued For Refusing To Give Up Senate Seat

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — A Minnesota DLF chair has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Republican lieutenant governor, who refused to give up her State …

EMILY’s List president: Franken did ‘right thing’ to resign

Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight Finance: Trump says …

Al Franken