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Public Voting for City of Duluth Flag Begins

DULUTH, Minn.- Now's your chance to help Duluth pick which design should be on the next city flag. There were at total of 195 designs submitted by people in Duluth, and a volunteer…

Minnesota Senate GOP Prepares 'Lights on' Bill Amid Impasse

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate is prepared to pass a measure to prevent a state government shutdown if legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz can't agree on a budget deal. Senate Republicans launched the gambit…

Senate Confirms Trump Official as Justice Department Deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general, the second-ranking official at the Justice Department. The vote was 52-45. Rosen replaces Rod Rosenstein, who left the department last week. Rosentein appointed special counsel…

House Panel Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) -The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The committee voted 24-16 to hold…

Klobuchar Releases $100B Substance Abuse, Mental Health Plan

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse. It's an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter…

Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his pick for the Federal Reserve board, conservative commentator Stephen Moore, has withdrawn from contention. The decision comes amid controversy over Moore’s past writings about women. He lost Republican support in the Senate,…

Roz Randorf Announces Run For Duluth Council Dist. 3 Seat

DULUTH, Minn. – Roz Randorf has announced her run for Duluth’s Dist. 3 council seat, which is currently held by Em Westerlund who is not running for reelection. Randorf says she has more than 25 years of leadership experience, including…