Obama And Minn. ‘Beer Guy’ Bond Over Home BrewA business trip to the small town of Knoxville, Iowa, gave one Bloomington man "the surprise of his life” – a chance encounter with President Barack Obama.
Reality Check: $500M Already Spent On Political AdsThe 2012 Presidential campaign set a record this week, but it's one that calls for a Reality Check. The campaigns and their supporters have already spent as much money so far – it's only mid-August -- as they did for the entire 2008 campaign.
Burned Cat Treated As Possible Obama Threat; Reward OfferedFederal officials are treating the discovery of a burned cat in a south Minneapolis park as a possible threat against President Obama.
Centerpoint: 500 Customers Victims In 'Obama Scam'Centerpoint Energy says that about 500 customers have fallen victim to a growing scam that claims President Barack Obama will pay their utility bills for them.
Minn.: 1 Of 9 States To Win Learning GrantNine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.
US Northern Border Checks Scaled BackThe U.S. Border Patrol has quietly stopped its controversial practice of routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern border and in the nation's interior.
GOP Debate: Hitting Hard At Each Other And ObamaMinnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test vote with huge consequences.
Bachmann: 2012 Bid Not 'Personal' Against ObamaRepublican Michele Bachmann says her bid to unseat President Barack Obama shouldn't be viewed as "anything personal" against the Democrat but says he's "just wrong" on his policies for America.
Impersonator Mocks Obama, Gingrich At GOP ForumA Barack Obama impersonator was ushered off the stage after he mocked the Republican presidential hopefuls and joked about the real president's biracial roots to a room full of conservative activists Saturday.
Rival Political Conferences Held In Downtown MinneapolisConservative and liberal political activists are ramping up for the 2012 presidential campaign and their boot camps are right next to each other in downtown Minneapolis.
Pawlenty Proposes Three-Tier Income Tax SystemRepublican Tim Pawlenty was set to propose an economic policy Tuesday that would simplify individual tax rates to just three options and cut taxes on business by more than half as he offered himself as a replacement to Barack Obama in the Democratic president's hometown.
GOP Gets Back-To-Back Look At 2012 HopefulsWith back-to-back events featuring multiple presidential hopefuls, it's been something of an instant-replay kind of weekend for New Hampshire Republicans.
Bachmann Grabs Tea Party Attention, Pawlenty Runs New AdPresident Barack Obama announced his reelection bid Monday, while a Minnesota Congresswoman's possible run for the White House is getting a lot of attention.
Obama's Libya Policy Blasted By GOP 2012 HopefulsThe Republicans looking to succeed President Barack Obama all say he's bungling Libya.
Kline Says Education Overhaul Shouldn't Be RushedPresident Barack Obama is calling on Congress to rewrite the nation's governing education law by next fall, but an influential congressman from Minnesota says the job is too important to rush.