Minnesota Political Leaders Soak In Papal Address To CongressWashington, D.C. set aside politics for one day to listen to the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis delivered the first papal address in history to a joint session of Congress. It was an address that some thought would be political, including remarks on immigration, religious liberty and climate change.
November Trial Set For Nonprofit Leader With Political TiesA politically connected nonprofit executive pleaded not guilty Monday to federal fraud charges as his attorney looked ahead to a November trial that could see prominent figures called to the stand.
Minnesota Politicians Comment On Iran DealThe Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama's authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement the accord without congressional interference.
Twin Cities Somalis Say They're Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror EffortsSome local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort. Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.
Volunteers Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With ServiceWhile many attended events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, others decided giving back was another way to honor his legacy.
About 100 Protest At MSP Airport For Higher WagesProtesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.
Rep. Ellison: Soldiers In West Africa Deserve More PayMinnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay.
Ellison Hosts Meeting On Ebola in Brooklyn Center A Minnesota congressman said he believes Ebola is more dangerous than ISIS.
MN Politician Responds To Williams' Death With Campaign TweetA number of political observers and politicians alike took umbrage with a Minnesota politician's response to news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities HaltedPlans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.
Twin Cities Events Honor MLK's LegacyPeople across Minnesota are remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events, big and small, will honor the Baptist minister's work to advance civil rights with nonviolence and his mission of service.
Minnesota Vets, Lawmakers Push For End To ShutdownIn Minnesota, veterans rallied at the Vietnam Memorial in St. Paul to show their support of the national movement. They talked about the closing of the national war memorials and the suspension of death benefits to military families.