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Rep. Cornish to Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Following allegations of sexual harassment, Representative Tony Cornish announced he will be resigning from his position at the Capitol by December 1. His announcement comes about an hour after the lawyer for Sen. Dan Schoen announced Schoen's plans to…

Minnesota Sen. Schoen to Resign Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota Sen. Dan Schoen's attorney confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday that the embattled state politician will resign over sexual harassment allegations first reported in the MinnPost. Schoen, a Democrat who represents St. Paul Park and also works…

Minnesota Announces $26M in High-Speed Internet Grants

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State officials have announced $26 million in grants to expand high-speed internet access in Greater Minnesota. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the 2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grant recipients Tuesday.…

Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

MINNEAPOLIS-A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's"Saturday Night Live'' have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken, a Democrat, of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour…

Governor's Christmas Tree Harvested near Willow River

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Christmas tree that will adorn the Minnesota governor's residence this year has officially been harvested. The state Department of Natural Resources says the 30 foot tall white spruce was cut down Friday in the…

House Dems Introduce Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. Indeed, the large…

Walker Udderly Uninterested in Ending 'America's Dairyland'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker thinks the push to replace "America's Dairyland" on Wisconsin's license plates is udderly ridiculous. So he's putting the idea out to the pasture. Walker told a farm reporter in an interview Tuesday that…

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Coming from Town of Emery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Christmas tree that will be on display in the Wisconsin state Capitol this year is coming form the Town of Emery, about 220 miles north of Madison. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the 40-foot…

US Budget Deficit Up Sharply to $63.2 Billion in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.3 billion, up sharply from a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Monday that the October deficit was 37.9 percent higher than the $45.8…

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