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How The White House Says Sequestration Could Affect MN

Time is ticking away before $85 million is stripped from the federal government. The White House laid out a detailed look at how the state of Minnesota will be affected unless a deal is made by Friday.

02/25/2013

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Reality Check: Minimum Wage & Obama’s SOTU Address

Less than 24 hours after the President Barack Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour, Minnesota Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan of their own to raise state pay for low income workers to $9.50.

02/13/2013

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Congressman John Kline Reviews SOTU

Chad talks with Rep. John Kline about why he wasn’t at the SOTU and what needs to be done to get things done in D.C.

02/13/2013

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Good Question: How Many People Are Killed By Assault Rifles?

Since the massacre at a Newtown elementary school, much of the discussion on gun violence has been around a proposal to reinstate the assault weapons ban.

02/12/2013

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Wounded Wis. Policeman To Attend State Of Union

A police lieutenant wounded last summer during a deadly mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., is among two dozen guests the White House has invited to sit with the first lady during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

02/12/2013

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Minn. Woman To Be Michelle Obama’s Guest At SOTU

A recent University of Minnesota graduate has been invited to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week.

02/11/2013

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Founder Of Mpls. Shelter Wins Presidential Honor

The founder of a Minneapolis charity that assists thousands of poor people each month is among the 13 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal.

02/08/2013

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Mpls. Police Officers To Undergo Performance Training

On Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau introduced President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, the chief said she was doing something more important — kicking off a two-day training session to improve the way officers do their jobs.

02/05/2013

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Obama A Skeet Shooter? See New White House Photo

Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

02/02/2013

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Letter To Senate Judiciary Critical Of ATF Nominee

A former head of the Minneapolis FBI office sent federal lawmakers a letter Thursday sharply criticizing President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

02/01/2013

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Wave Of Gun Bills Comes Before Obama’s Visit

Minnesota prosecutors said Thursday that they need more power to charge violent felons with gun crimes.

01/31/2013

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Good Question: How Do Immigrants Become Legal Citizens?

It can be a long process, and it’s far more complicated than most of us realize.

01/29/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Native, St. John’s Grad As Chief Of Staff

President Barack Obama has chosen longtime trusted adviser and national security expert Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff.

01/25/2013

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Obama Writes Note For Time Capsule In Ely

A handwritten note from President Barack Obama will be buried in a time capsule in Ely, not to surface for 50 years. The president’s two-page letter on White House stationery will be encased in a wall at Vermillion Community College.

01/21/2013

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Feds Give Minnesota $39M For Health Insurance Exchange

The federal government has given Minnesota a $39 million grant to continue developing the health insurance exchange that’s a major part of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul.

01/17/2013

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