Franken Calls His Washington Memoir A 'Psychological Thriller'U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author. The second-term Minnesota Democrat, former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer, and best-selling author is working on a memoir about his years in Washington.
Minnesota Political Leaders Soak In Papal Address To CongressWashington, D.C. set aside politics for one day to listen to the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis delivered the first papal address in history to a joint session of Congress. It was an address that some thought would be political, including remarks on immigration, religious liberty and climate change.
Pope Francis Makes First-Ever U.S. VisitAmericans celebrated Tuesday afternoon as Pope Francis made his first-ever visit to the United States. He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and was greeted by the first family. He did not make any formal remarks, but smiled and waved at the crowd.
Vietnam War Memorial Replica On Display At Fort SnellingA replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is on display here in the Twin Cities.
Tyus Jones Makes A Trip To The White HouseMinnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick and Apple Valley standout Tyus Jones spent the day at the White House in Washington, D.C. He joined his former teammates from Duke to celebrate their NCAA championship.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Coming To Fort SnellingA replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington is coming to Fort Snelling. The Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund is hosting "The Wall that Heals" at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling from Wednesday through Sunday.
Latta Scores 20 Points, Mystics Beat Lynx 77-69Sylvia Fowles scored 15 points for Minnesota (18-7), which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Lindsay Whalen added 13 points, and Maya Moore, averaging 21.5 points, had 12 on 4-of-15 shooting.
Sen. Al Franken Sounds Off On Apple's Music Business PracticesSenator Al Franken is joining the ranks of Taylor Swift by taking on one of the country's most powerful companies. He's asking the attorney general to look into the business practices of Apple.
5 Sports Markets More Tortured Than MinnesotaIt’s true that Minnesota sports fans have suffered through quite a bit of pain over the years, but at least we can pat ourselves on the back and be glad we don’t live in one of these cities.
Michele Bachmann Appears In Latest 'Sharknado!' MovieMichele Bachmann is finding new work in our nation's capital. She's no longer a political member of Congress, but she plays one in the latest version of "Sharknado!" A picture of former Minnesota congresswoman Bachmann shows her filming outside the White House on Wednesday.
Obama Aims To Show Islam, Western Communities Can CoexistIn the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
Anti-Terror Summit In D.C. Focuses On Curbing RecruitingA White House Summit starts Wednesday on Countering Violent Extremism. Leaders from Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston will be included in the roundtable discussions.
White House Task Force To Combat Violent Extremism UnderwayA White House summit to discuss potential measures to fight violent extremism is underway, with two officials leading crime-fighting efforts in the Twin Cities expected to be in attendance. Minneapolis-St. Paul was one of three metro areas asked be part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
Minnesota Somali Leaders Attending Terrorism SummitMinnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the country. And it's because of that distinction that leaders from Minneapolis-St. Paul were one of three cities asked be part of a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Farewell SpeechMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats -- but that she never compromised her beliefs.