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Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts ‘Real America’

President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington needs to stop “playing to the most fringe elements of politics” and help Americans who are fighting to make ends meet, as he spent an afternoon with a working mother who wrote to him about her struggles.

06/26/2014

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Obama Watches US In World Cup On Way To Minnesota

Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn’t available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer.

06/26/2014

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Prof: Obama’s Coming To Minn. To Raise Money

President Barack Obama will land in Minnesota for a two-day visit on Thursday. After a town-hall style meeting at Minnehaha Park, the president will attend a fundraising dinner at the home of a Minneapolis couple.

06/25/2014

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Obama To Spend Day With Minn. Woman Who Wrote Him Letter

When President Obama visits Minnesota this week, he plans to spend a day in the shoes of a St. Paul woman. In a new video posted online from the White House, the president says he was struck by a letter from a woman named Rebekah. In the letter, she writes about what she thinks needs changing, and her struggle to get ahead.

06/24/2014

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Obama To Spend 2 Days In Minnesota This Week

President Barack Obama’s visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday. The White House gave details Tuesday of Obama’s plans during his Minneapolis stops.

06/24/2014

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Minimum Wage, Big Checks Spur Obama Minnesota Trip

President Barack Obama’s latest trip to Minnesota is about drawing attention to the state’s about-to-increase minimum wage and drawing campaign checks to assist House Democrats in the fall.

06/20/2014

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Obama Fetes Minnesota Lynx For WNBA Finals Win

President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country. Obama is honoring the team’s victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school.

06/12/2014

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DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian Carp

The Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.

06/11/2014

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Obama Signs Bill Including Roseau Flood Protection

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a flood protection project for Roseau will be completed, thanks to the water projects bill signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

06/10/2014

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Obama Authorizes Red River Diversion Project

A water projects bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the proposed $2 billion Red River diversion for Fargo-Moorhead. Obama signed the bill Tuesday during a White House ceremony. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker was on hand.

06/10/2014

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Good Question: Why Isn’t Dental Work Covered Under Most Health Plans?

Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?

05/15/2014

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Obama To Attend Mpls. Fundraiser In June

President Obama will be in Minneapolis next month to raise money for House Democrats. This will be one of more than 20 fundraisers Obama has committed to hold for Democrats ahead of the November elections.

05/02/2014

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Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise Wages

A Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. “Hi, everybody.  In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza.  More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis – Punch Pizza – whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour,” President Obama said in his weekly address.

04/26/2014

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Obama Praises Lawmakers For Raising Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama is praising Minnesota lawmakers for raising the state’s minimum wage.

04/10/2014

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Minn. House Passes Bill To Close Gender Pay Gap

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to close the pay gap between men and women. Data from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota show that the median full-time annual earnings of a woman in the state is about $10,000 less than a man’s.

04/09/2014

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Lawmakers Push For Continued Great Lakes Funding

Members of Congress from the Great Lakes region are lobbying colleagues to continue funding a cleanup program for the inland seas.

04/08/2014

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Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball

03/21/2014

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Gopher Women’s Hockey Team Invited To White House

President Barack Obama has invited the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to the White House.

03/07/2014

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‘Things Are Going In The Wrong Direction’: Obama Critic At Union Depot

President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was open to the public, but there was a limited number of tickets available.

02/26/2014

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Tickets Released For President Obama’s St. Paul Visit

President Barack Obama will be visiting St. Paul’s recently-renovated Union Depot on Wednesday, and people had a chance Monday to get tickets. The president is expected to announce a new competition to create jobs and restore infrastructure. Jill Martin from Roseville came to the Union Depot on Monday to get tickets, and says it’s a perfect location for the president’s visit.

02/24/2014

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Obama To Speak At St. Paul Event, Open To Public

President Barack Obama will be in St. Paul this week to discuss a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs.

02/23/2014

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Sources: Obama To Visit St. Paul’s Union Depot, Talk Public Transit

President Barack Obama will visit St. Paul’s Union Depot next week, sources say.

02/21/2014

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Sources: President Obama To Visit Minn. Next Week

President Barack Obama will visit Minnesota next week. Sources tell WCCO-TV political reporter Pat Kessler that the president will be in St. Paul on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

02/20/2014

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Luger Confirmed As Minnesota’s Next US Attorney

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former federal prosecutor Andy Luger as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Luger, an experienced litigator who is now in private practice, said he expects to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the next couple of days.

02/12/2014

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Good Question: Why Do White House State Dinners Cost So Much?

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted French President François Hollande for an official state dinner at the White House.

02/11/2014

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