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Superior Residents Meet City Council Candidates

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Superior residents had a chance to meet city council candidates at the Elks Lodge. Current city councilors Craig Sutherland, Tylor Elm, Brent Fennessy, Ruth Ludwig, and Jack Sweeney were…

Bitter Health Insurance Debate Erupts in Minnesota House

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bitter, partisan debate erupted on the Minnesota House floor when Republicans tried to bring up a health care reinsurance bill that House Democrats oppose as a giveaway to the insurance industry. Republicans passed a $549…

Trump Issues First Veto After Rebuke of Border Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well…

Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

WASHINGTON - In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate voted 59-41 for a resolution to halt Trump's emergency order. Trump has promised…

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas - Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is running for president. The 46-year-old officially announced his 2020 Democratic primary bid Thursday with an online post. After months of teasing a bid, he's finally, formally hoping to turn buzz from a…

Dems Select Milwaukee for 2020 National Convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democrats selected Milwaukee to host their 2020 national convention Monday, setting up the party’s 2020 standard-bearer to accept the presidential nomination in the heart of the old industrial belt that delivered Donald Trump to the White House.…

Rep. Pete Stauber Visits IPS Cranes

DULUTH, Minn. - Congressman Pete Stauber stopped in Duluth this weekend to visit a local manufacturing facility. Representative Stauber says Minnesota's 8th Congressional District has every form of transportation from…

Gov. Tim Walz Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (DFL) and the state's education commissioner stopped in the Northland today as part of their statewide education tour. The Governor read to kindergarteners at Myers Wilkins…

Hillary Clinton Rules out 2020 Rematch With Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton says she won't run for president in 2020, but vows she's “not going anywhere.'' The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday by New York TV…

Democratic Leader Won't Take Position on Evers' Plan

MADISON, Wis. - The Democratic leader of the Wisconsin state Senate won't say whether she supports a key provision of Gov. Tony Evers' transportation plan that Republicans have backed in the past. Evers wants to repeal the state's minimum markup…

Trump, Kim Summit Collapses Over Sanctions Impasse

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump has departed Vietnam after failing to reach an agreement during his second nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The U.S. leader said he "walked away'' from talks with Kim after it…