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Sen. Tomassoni's Wife Accused Of Assaulting Him

CHISHOLM, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state lawmaker’s wife is accused of hitting him with a broom handle and threatening him with a knife at their home on the Iron Range over the weekend. Charlotte A. Tomassoni, 69, was charged…

In Edgy Washington, Police Outnumber Jan. 6 Protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Washington still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol over concerns that a rally in support of the jailed rioters would turn violent. It didn’t. The…

Minnesota Judge Rejects Attempt To Force School Mask Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a statewide mask mandate in all schools. Judge Thomas Gilligan said the court was “gravely concerned” about COVID-19 risks for children, but that the…

House Democrats Oust Embattled Lawmaker From Caucus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota House Democrats have voted to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus following allegations of domestic violence and questions about his residency. House leaders Tuesday night issued…

Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates for 100 Million Americans

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and…

Republican Kleefisch Enters Wisconsin Governor’s Race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, has launched her campaign for governor. Kleefisch contrasts herself with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in her…

Minnesota’s Klobuchar Says She Had Breast Cancer; Doing Well

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment “went well.” Klobuchar, 61, tweeted that the cancer was detected during a routine mammogram, and…