Hagedorn Changes Mind, Re-Enters Congress RaceA candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota's First Congressional District has changed his mind.
Visitation In D.C. Today For Former Rep. OberstarFriends and relatives are gathering in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to honor the life and work of former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Family members there would be a visitation for relatives and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral Set For Former Rep. Jim OberstarThe funeral for former Congressman Jim Oberstar has been announced. In an obituary posted Sunday, family announced Oberstar's private burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.
Longtime Minn. Congressman Jim Oberstar Dies At 79Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79. A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac, Maryland.
Talking Points: What's Next For Michele Bachmann?This weekend Republicans in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District nominated Tom Emmer to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who is retiring.
Republicans Endorse Tom Emmer As Congress CandidateRepublicans made their choice of who should take Michele Bachmann's seat in Congress Saturday. Tom Emmer is a former state lawmaker who narrowly lost the governor's race to Mark Dayton in 2010. He celebrated his party's endorsement for Congress Saturday in Monticello, Minn. getting 76 percent of the vote.
Lawmakers Push For Continued Great Lakes Funding Members of Congress from the Great Lakes region are lobbying colleagues to continue funding a cleanup program for the inland seas.
House Republicans, Democrats Say Obama's Policy Fix Isn’t EnoughSix of Minnesota's eight members of Congress Friday voted for a bill to allow insurance companies to sell policies to anyone who wants them, even if it violates the new Obamacare rules.
Late-Night Wis. Session Gets Downright GoofyIt's said nothing good ever happens after midnight. Or maybe it's 10 p.m. Or 2 a.m. No matter. When it comes to the Wisconsin Assembly, whenever it gets dark outside things tend to get goofy.
Michigan Legislator Says His Wolf Story Was Untrue A legislator has taken to the Michigan Senate floor to apologize for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.
Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For ImpactStarting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.
Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled? Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn't subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.
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.
VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN's 8thA candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
Good Question: What Exactly Is The Debt Ceiling?As the stare down over the government shutdown ends its eighth night in Washington, lawmakers are readying for another fight.