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Good Question: Why Do White House State Dinners Cost So Much?

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.

02/11/2014

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VP Biden Headed To Minn. For Democratic Fundraiser

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.

02/05/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The U.S.

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.

01/14/2014

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MPCA Official Going To Washington To Talk Nitrates

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.

11/20/2013

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Minn. Farmer’s Turkeys Are White-House Bound

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.

11/15/2013

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Shutdown To End, Default Averted

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.

10/16/2013

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Petition Begs Obama To Fire Christian Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change. One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.

09/17/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Amy Klobuchar For President?

A little visit to Iowa by Sen. Amy Klobuchar has news outlets from CNN to ABC speculating she is considering a run for President of the United States. Klobuchar is brushing off the talk insisting she loves her current job. But the buzz is not likely to subside. Emily’s List has her on their list of potential candidates.

08/17/2013

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Mpls. Man Takes ‘Murderball’ Skills To London Paralympics

Chuck Aoki has used a wheelchair for most of his life due to a genetic condition. “I don’t feel anything below my elbows and below my knees, and I’ve had that since birth. So that causes me to break my leg without knowing it,” Aoki said. Aoki found a quad rugby team through the Courage Center, and has been playing ever since.

06/29/2013

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Minn., Wis., Junior Chefs Win White House Trip

Two junior chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin are among the winners of a White House challenge for kids ages 8 to 12 to create healthy lunchtime recipes.

06/23/2013

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Health Watch: Obama’s Reversal On ‘Plan B’ Pill Restrictions

The Obama administration is dropping its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning after pill. The decision means the emergency contraception will be available to anyone without a prescription regardless of age.

06/11/2013

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Matt Birk Declines White House Invitation…..

Was he in the right, or in the wrong?

06/06/2013

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Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS Flap

Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.

05/16/2013

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Klobuchar’s FAA Solution Among Morning Topics On WCCO

Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on Friday’s WCCO Morning News

04/26/2013

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