Minnesota Politicians Respond To Obama's Final SOTUPresident Barack Obama's final State of the Union address struck an optimistic tone, combining an ambitious agenda with hope for the future. But he was less positive about the current state of things in Washington. A number of Minnesota politicians also offered their take on Obama's address.
Rep. Ellison Asks Lawmakers To Invite Muslims To SOTUOne day ahead of President Obama's final State of the Union address, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison is asking members of Congress to bring a Muslim as their guest.
Ellison Calls For Lawmakers To Bring Muslim-Americans To SOTURep. Keith Ellison has laid down a challenge to colleagues -- including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin -- to bring a Muslim American as his guest to President Obama's State of the Union address, according to reports from Washington.
Rep. Ellison Tours Small Businesses In Push For Paid Sick TimeRep. Keith Ellison led a walking tour in Minneapolis to show his support for small businesses and their employees, as workers and business owners push for a city-wide earned sick and fair scheduling ordinance.
Rep. Keith Ellison Endorses Bernie SandersRep. Keith Ellison has endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election. In recent polls, 33 percent of Democrats said would throw their support behind Hillary Clinton, compared to Vice President Joe Biden's 25 percent and Sanders' 24 percent.
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.