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Donald Trump fundraising event in Minneapolis draws GOP donors, protesters to Convention Center

We're going to give it our greatest shot.” Wearing a blue blazer, open collar and white baseball cap, Trump said he has “so many friends”...

Edina's Evereve enlists experts to expand brand

Shopper Brenna Edman said she doesn't mind that the clothes are a bit conservative as long as they're on trend. “I'm a ... For instance,...

Wendell Anderson, former Minnesota governor, dead at 83

MinnPostAnderson, elected in 1970 at age 37, became a political wunderkind who projected youthful vigor, achieving his policy goals — despite initial resistance from conservative...

At Republican convention in Duluth, GOP is Trump's party

We cannot surrender our conservative soul.” Rich Siegert, another Bemidji activist, raised a historical parallel: the 1912 Republican Party fracture that saw former President Theodore...

Spring Fever Watch: Next Week May Be One of The Best of '16

After a fairly tame, Peoria winter, warmth has put spring planting on fast forward. According to Mark Seeley .... For example, 72% of Republicans and...

House GOP abruptly cancels vote on package for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday abruptly canceled a committee vote on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $70 billion debt in...

An Inevitable March Correction

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Accumulating Snow North of MSPMinneapolis Star TribuneNot so fast - Miriam O'Brien at HotWhopper sent me this nugget from the Australian...

Mike Wallace and the Vikings: What went wrong?

wallacevikings Exactly one year ago from this coming Sunday, news broke that the Vikings had traded for wide receiver Mike Wallace. Minnesota ... 3) The...

Lewis facing strong criticism for past comments about women

Miller said she was "proud to be one of the many strong, intelligent women in Minnesota," adding she "will represent all the men and women...

Mary Becker Griffiths, pilot and adventurer inspired by Charles Lindbergh

On the day Mary Becker Griffiths was born in 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic Ocean. The coincidence would prove prophetic, for Griffiths grew...

One final play doesn't define Teddy Bridgewater's development

First quarter, third-and-9 from the Vikings 24: A conservative receiver screen against a blitz isn't blocked well and gains only 6 yards. • Second quarter...

New Canada government starts rolling back Conservative policy by resurrecting ...

Former chief statistician Munir Sheikh resigned his position in 2010 after Conservative Industry Minister Tony Clement suggested that bureaucrats supported the idea of a voluntary...

Gallery: Trudeau leads Liberals to victory in Canada

CJOBGallery: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes his way to the stage with wife Sophie Gregoire at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 20,...

John Howe announces campaign for Congress

Howe described himself as "the most electable conservative" in the race to replace Kline in Congress. Howe's decision to run for Kline's seat comes after...

House votes to block Planned Parenthood funds amid GOP outrage over secret tapes

NewsweekThey said the true GOP goal was to whip up conservative voters with bills that would result in diminished health care for women. "Some of...

Fired Starkey Hearing Technologies president hires lawyer

Starkey Hearing founder Bill Austin sent an e-mail to employees Wednesday saying that Ruzicka, CFO Scott Nelson, Operations Senior Vice President Keith Guggenberger and Human...

Vikings quarterbacks set a speedy tempo vs. Bucs

Bridgewater's only incompletion was an acceptable deep ball to Mike Wallace in the end zone. Hill's only miscue was a slightly overthrown short ... He...

Democrats targeted for lobbying on Iran deal pay closer attention to voters ...

NewsweekWASHINGTON — Opponents of President Barack Obama's nuclear pact with Iran tried turning up the heat this week on undecided Senate Democrat Jon Tester with...

Obituary: Hamline grad Coleen Gray was film-noir good girl

3 at her home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, said a friend, David Schecter. The family did not disclose the immediate cause.

'John Doe' doctors to testify anonymously, behind screen, in case on abortion ...

Washington attorney Kyle Duncan and Natalie Decker of the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based conservative legal nonprofit, are defending the state. Duncan said attorneys also...

Canada's Conservatives worried in the wake of conservative drubbing in Alberta ...

Alberta is the base of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative party but Deepak Obhrai, a federal Conservative lawmaker, said that so-called safe seats can't be...

Three 'do's' for NFL free agency

(blog)Can I get an “Amen,” Daniel Snyder?!) Today, let's look at three of ... So even if the Vikings are targeting Iowa guard Brandon...

New book showcases grand homes of Minnesota

Alexander Anderson, who lived in a Georgian Revival in Red Wing, was born in a log cabin to poor Swedish immigrants. He invented ... David...

'Idol' runner-up Aiken trying to finish on top in tough NC House district ...

Scott Falmlen, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Raleigh, believes there's a recipe for Democratic success in the district and says Aiken is following it...

NH Senate race strategy: Brown runs hard against Obama; Shaheen calls ...

ABC News PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The last thing Nancy Vawter expected when she went online with her 22-month-old granddaughter to watch the musician Raffi sing "Wheels...

Wisconsin attorney general race focuses on both candidates' handling of sexual ...

The conservative investigative group Media Trackers has worked to diminish Happ's appeal with allegations that her office went easy on sex offenders in two cases.

Victim files complaint accusing Wisconsin attorney general candidate of bias

The conservative group Media Trackers last week uncovered documents that show Happ's office in March agreed to defer prosecuting Daniel J. Reynolds for allegedly sexually...

Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 2

(blog)When I went back and watched the game last night, I couldn't help but notice the Vikings often running to the right behind guard...

Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 2

(blog)When I went back and watched the game last night, I couldn't help but notice the Vikings often running to the right behind guard...

Challenger to scandal-plagued US Rep. DesJarlais concedes 38-vote GOP ...

"A contest would not be the right thing for the Republican Party and the conservative cause in Tennessee," Tracy said. DesJarlais, a Jasper physician who...

US Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party challenge in Tennessee's ...

John J. Duncan Jr., share the stage during a get out the vote rally Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Alexander was being challenged...

Endorsement: Abeler over McFadden in GOP Senate primary

The leading contenders in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Minnesota are Jim Abeler, a policy wonk with extensive legislative experience, and Mike McFadden,...

Lake-worthy Weekend Shaping Up (80s, smoke, thunder and "Bear-nado!")

(blog) Lake-worthy Weekend Shaping Up (80s, smoke, thunder and "Bear-nado!") (blog)As it turns out, experts say, we'd probably be able to contain an Ebola outbreak...

2016 presidential campaign checklist: Christie's prep

Chris Christie, R-N.J., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: "I'm certainly thinking about it but I won't make any decision until 2015, and...

2016 presidential campaign checklist: Christie's prep

Chris Christie, R-N.J., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: "I'm certainly thinking about it but I won't make any decision until 2015, and...

Ad war in Mississippi's GOP Senate race tries to define fight over video of ...

Chris McDaniel, who aims to deliver a rare victory for the tea party this midterm election year primary season, unveiled a statewide ad Tuesday accusing...

Videographer who captured Wisconsin senator talking about super PACs vows ...

The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for...