White House Chief Of Staff Headed To The Iron RangePresident Barack Obama's chief of staff was headed to Minnesota's Iron range to talk about a domestic steel industry crisis taking a job toll.
Mills Fleet Farm On The Auction BlockOne of Minnesota's best-known hardware, farm supply and sporting goods stores is up for sale. Brainerd-based Mill's Fleet Farm has announced the company’s sale plan is the only path to its future growth.
Mills Prepares For Round 2 Against Nolan For Congress SeatA GOP challenger is preparing for a second crack at U.S. Rep Rick Nolan. Businessman Stewart Mills lost Minnesota's 8th Congressional District to Nolan last year by less than 2 percentage points. Their race was one of the most expensive contests in the country.
Mills Preparing For Possible 2016 Rematch In 8th District, Report SaysIt looks like a rematch is brewing in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District. Republican Stewart Mills has formed an exploratory committee, according to the Bemidji Pioneer.
Gov. Dayton, Rep. Nolan Tour Brainerd Storm DamageA chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith's Brainerd backyard. "I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business," Smith said.
Dayton, Nolan To Assess Storm Damage In Brainerd AreaGov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.
Nolan In For Another Term In CongressU. S. Rep. Rick Nolan plans to seek another term representing Minnesota's 8th congressional district next year. The 71-year-old DFL congressman is in his fifth term in the House and his second representing the voters of northeastern and central Minnesota. Nolan narrowly defeated Mills Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills in the swing district in November. A Republican candidate has not yet emerged.
EPA Reaches Tentative Settlement With Mines Over Park HazeThe Environmental Protection Agency has reached a tentative settlement with four iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan that's aimed at reducing haze over pristine areas including Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone PipelineAs gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
Rep. Rick Nolan's Daughter Has Advanced Lung CancerRep. Rick Nolan, from northern Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, was not in Washington on Tuesday.
Minnesota's Nolan Praises Cuba Policy, Plans TripA Minnesota congressman who has long advocated for changes to the United States' Cuba policy says a decision to normalize relations with the island country is a "monumental step" in the right direction.
VA Inspector General Investigating Hibbing ClinicThe Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is investigating allegations of misconduct at a VA clinic in Hibbing. Last month, 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. The practice is known as schedule "scrubbing."