Minnesota National Guard Sends 850 Troops To Washington D.C.After reviewing the threats to its own state, Minnesota decided it could significantly increase its contribution and will send 850 Guard rather than the 130 initially tapped to go.
Hodges Takes Over As New Minneapolis Mayor There's a new person in charge at Minneapolis City Hall. Democrat Betsy Hodges took her oath Thursday as the new mayor, taking over as longtime Mayor R.T. Rybak moves on. The former Democratic city council member won election in November.
St. Thomas Inaugurates 1st Female PresidentThe University of St. Thomas inaugurated Julie Sullivan as its new president Thursday on the school's St. Paul campus. The inauguration was just the school's third in 47 years.
MN Man Has Papal Connection Over Hot Button IssuePope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.
Good Question: Why Do We Spend So Much On Inaugurations?No matter whose hand is on the Bible or two Bibles, the inauguration of a President is an amazing American scene. But at an estimated $170 million for the swearing in, the parade, the lunch, and the inaugural balls, some people are asking questions about President Barack Obama.
Fergus Falls Band, Sen. Klobuchar Part Of InaugurationThe temperature in Washington, D.C. for the president's inauguration was a far more pleasant 41 degrees at the time of Obama's swearing in.
Kaler Inaugurated As 16th 'U' PresidentEric Kaler was inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Minnesota on Thursday, using his inaugural address to stress the importance of quickly transforming the workings of the institution while preserving its historical commitments to affordable education and research.
Now Inaugurated, Dayton's Term BeginsDemocrats turned out in droves to watch Mark Dayton take the oath of office to become Minnesota's newest governor and the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years.
Wis. Gov. Begins Term Facing $3B Budget ShortfallGov. Scott Walker began his term as Wisconsin's 45th governor Monday facing a $3 billion budget shortfall and asked the new Republican majorities in the state Legislature to start work immediately on proposals to improve the state's economy.