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Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before Congress next month. Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny…

Evers Says he Will Order Change in 'Stance' in Lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers says he will be sending a letter to Attorney General Josh Kaul this week calling for Wisconsin to "change our stance'' in a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the federal health care law. Evers…

Final Candidates set for District 11 Senate Seat

DULUTH, Minn. – Republican Party nominee Jason Rarick is advancing to the special election on February 5. Republican candidates Justin Kyrch, Matthias Shir and Carl Pederson dropped out of the race earlier this week. Former Duluth news personality and Democrat…

Democrat Hortman Elected House Speaker

ST. PAUL, Minn. -The 2019 Minnesota Legislature is in session. The House and its new Democratic majority were called to order around noon Tuesday, while the Senate, where Republicans hold a two-vote majority, convened soon afterward. The opening day floor…

2019 Edition of the Minnesota Legislature Convenes at Noon

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democrats will take control of the Minnesota House when the 2019 Legislature convenes at noon. Democrats gained 18 seats in the November elections to win the House with a 75-59 majority. Senate Republicans hold a narrow…

Trump to Take his Case to Build Wall to Prime-Time Audience

WASHINGTON - With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump is set to argue in a prime-time address that a “crisis'' at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Trump's speech on Tuesday…

Walz Calls for Education, Health Care Investment

ST. PAUL, Minn. -New Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is using his inaugural address to stress the need for better education and health care for everyone. Walz spoke at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul after taking the oath as Minnesota's…

Evers Calls for Rejection of 'Tired Politics'

MADISON, Wis. - Newly sworn-in Gov. Tony Evers is calling for a rejection of “the tired politics of the past'' in his first speech as Wisconsin governor, saying "we've become content with division.'' Evers delivered his inauguration speech Monday at…

Walz Prepares to Take Oath as Minnesota's 41st Governor

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tim Walz is preparing to take the oath to become Minnesota's 41st governor since statehood. The Democratic former congressman from Mankato says he's ready to hit the ground running after Monday's ceremonies at the Fitzgerald Theater…