Several members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of alleged misconduct at a Veterans’ Affairs clinic in Hibbing. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Tim Walz and Rick Nolan asked the VA’s inspector general to look into claims by some ex-employees that they were ordered to backdate appointment records to make waits appear shorter.
For the first time in more than 20 years, a Minnesota tree is on its way to Washington D.C. as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The 88-foot white spruce stopped at Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul Thursday. Students had a chance to see the tree and write a note on the side of the truck. “We don’t have many windows on the side of the truck,” said Mike Theune, project lead for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. “If we have too many it creates a greenhouse effect.”
Re-elected U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he will continue working across party lines even as Democrats become the minority party in the Senate.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken says the widow of the first American to die from Ebola will get survivor benefits.
Minnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what’s at stake:
A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.
Minnesota Republicans are using the death of an abused child in their latest attack on Gov. Mark Dayton.
Election Day is just two weeks away, and Minnesota Democrats are getting support from some of the most popular national campaigners. First Lady Michelle Obama was the main attraction at an energetic get-out-the-vote rally at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. This was the first of three high-profile Democrats to be stumping the state for Minnesota Democratic candidates this week.
A top Democratic-aligned group will begin airing ads this week attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden. In the first big money pouring into the race, Alliance for a Better Minnesota’s ad will hit McFadden for considering an increase to the Medicare eligibility age. Deputy Director Joe Davis says the group will spend a “significant” six-figure sum to air the ad, which will start Tuesday and run through Election Day.
Minnesota Democrats are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to help build enthusiasm among their voters as re-election bids of Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken near their conclusion.
A top liberal U.S. senator invoked the late Sen. Paul Wellstone in Northfield Saturday, echoing his populist tone in urging voters to give her colleague Sen. Al Franken a second term. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied a crowd of 400 dotted with old Wellstone T-shirts at Carleton College, where Wellstone taught and planted his political roots.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is sounding the alarm about the country’s ability to handle an Ebola outbreak.
The Veterans Administration reports that an internal investigation found no evidence that a Minnesota veteran’s appointment data was doctored after he died, three members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.
Democrats Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton are hoping for a boost from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton headlined a get-out-the-vote rally at the University of Minnesota on Friday, calling on young voters to break the pattern of low turnout for Democrats in midterm elections. Speaking to an auditorium packed with college students, Dayton and Franken emphasized policies they’ve pushed to help students.
A new TV ad by Democratic Sen. Al Franken claims his Republican opponent Mike McFadden searches the world for places to avoid paying taxes.
Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden is pressing a proposal to strip passports from American recruits to the Islamic State group, but says that won’t mean those people lose their U.S. citizenship altogether. McFadden gave additional details Monday about his anti-terror approach. He also says job-training programs and grants to law enforcement could help would-be recruits from heading abroad in the first place. He’s not saying how much more the government should spend on those things.
Patting his notes for emphasis, Sen. Al Franken made an impassioned case: The Internet needs to be free for all, he said, not customized so that big corporations can optimize it.
Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an “out of touch millionaire.” But if he’s elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.
A great day in Wayzata for the BE PINK kickoff breakfast. Click the link above to hear some of the highlights!
Democratic Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger Mike McFadden spent their first debate clashing over how to address problems in President Barack Obama’s health care law and mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range.
A debate doubleheader is on tap in Minnesota. Rivals for the state’s U.S. Senate seat and governor’s mansion are finally in the same rooms Wednesday for debates in their respective races.
Republican Mike McFadden and his party have seized on a big number in their efforts to boot Sen. Al Franken from office: 97 percent.
This year’s service will honor Fire Chief Matthew Frantz, of Rice Lake.
With airstrikes underway in Syria, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’s worried about the success of the second half of President Barack Obama’s plan to destroy Islamic State extremists: arming and training Syrian rebels.
Minnesotans can head to the polls as early as this week for the upcoming election.