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House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open

Washington (AP) - A divided House voted to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faces gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remains unclear whether lawmakers will be able to find…

Opponents Blast Walker's Welfare Proposals

MADISON, Wis.-Opponents say Gov. Scott Walker's welfare overhaul proposal is a politically tone deaf effort that will do more harm than good. Walker on Thursday called on the Legislature to approve a variety of measures that include tougher work requirements,…

Pawlenty Says no to Senate Bid for Franken's Seat

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken. The two-term Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate had considered a bid in the weeks since Franken…

Gov. Dayton Releases Bonding Bill Proposal

ST. PAUL, Minn.-A new public works bonding proposal has been issued by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. The bill calls for $1.5 billion to be spent on a variety of projects throughout the…

Wisconsin Governor Candidate Stops in the Northland

WISCONSIN - Fifteen Democrats have announced their plans to run for Governor of Wisconsin in 2018 against Republican Incumbent Scott Walker. One of the Democratic candidates, Dana Wachs, stopped at Fox 21…

Fischbach Faces Lawsuit Over Senate, Lt. Gov. Roles

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota's new Republican lieutenant governor is being sued for trying to keep her seat in the state Senate. Senate President Michelle Fischbach automatically became Gov. Mark Dayton's second-in-command this month when Tina Smith resigned the job for a…

GOP senator says lawmakers reach immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of bipartisan senators has reached a deal on legislation to protect younger immigrants brought to the country illegally, a spokesman for Sen. Jeff Flake said Thursday. The group including the Arizona Republican, top Senate Democrat…

Governor Mark Dayton Visits the Iron Range

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was on the Iron Range Wednesday. The Governor met with community leaders about issues important to Northern Minnesota. Increasing local government aid, funding…

Bannon to Exit Breitbart News Network after Break with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive chairman of the…

Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called…

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