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  • Police shooting, disparities spur talk of special session 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 11:28 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state's hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz.

  • Some questions, answers about Minneapolis police shooting 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted nearly two weeks of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal authorities continue to investigate.

  • News Guide: Questions remain in Minnesota police shooting 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted more than a week of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal investigators continue to piece together what happened.

  • After avian flu, governor's turkey event has weightier feel 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:11 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - One bird may have been the star Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota turkey producers held the flapping 40-pounder out as a tribute to an important agriculture sector in the midst of a rebound.

  • Company warns of lengthy layoff at Bovey taconite plant 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 8:08 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - More worrisome taconite production news came to Minnesota's Iron Range on Wednesday, with another company warning of mass layoffs in a region already ailing from the downturn of the domestic steel industry.

  • Senate Democrats back Dayton's special session call 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 11:51 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Senate's top Democrat says he's open to holding a special legislative session to provide more money for laid-off steelworkers.

  • Dayton won't object to Syrian refugees if deep checks done 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 7:01 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton isn't objecting to the possible placement of Syrian refugees in his state as long as they undergo rigorous screening first.

  • Dayton seeks special session for steelworkers 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:42 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton is urging legislative leaders to agree to a special session to shore up an unemployment insurance fund for laid-off steelworkers, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Transportation commissioner's house has touch of royalty 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:38 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's transportation commissioner has purchased a house in Minneapolis from an unlikely seller, who just happens to be British royalty.

  • De Blasio's political group cancels presidential forum 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:22 pm

    NEW YORK - The political organization founded by Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled its presidential forum planned for next month in early-voting Iowa, a political embarrassment for a mayor with ambitions of influencing national dialogue.

  • Minnesota hunters prepare for Saturday firearms deer opener 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:26 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - An army of Minnesota hunters clad in blaze orange will take to the woods in force Saturday as the state's main firearms deer season opens. Here are some things to know about this year's hunt: