President Barack Obama will honor the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House next week. The Lynx swept through the playoffs last year on the way to their second title in three seasons.
A Minnesota man is questioning what he sees as a hero’s homecoming for a former prisoner of war. Bowe Bergdahl was released from Afghan captivity on Saturday in exchange for five terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Former Army Sergeant Josh Korder served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show. Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities are the hosts for the show, featuring acts by students from poor-performing schools that participate in the committee’s Turnaround Arts program.
A new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.
President Barack Obama has invited the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to the White House.
President Barack Obama will be in St. Paul this week to discuss a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs.
Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.
The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.
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A leading Minnesota Pollution Control Agency official is going to Washington for a White House-organized brainstorming session on reducing nitrate contamination in the Mississippi River basin.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and a northern Minnesota farmer will be in the holiday spotlight. John Burkel of Badger will be presenting his turkeys to President Obama at the White House. Burkel raises 70,000 turkeys a year. He says he’s picked out a handful of his best, and is getting them ready in a heated garden shed for their national debut. Only two of the turkeys will make the trip to the White House, and they’ll be pardoned, not served.
With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.