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College GOP chair pleads not guilty in sex trafficking case

Sep. 23, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Thomas University student accused along with a prominent Minnesota GOP donor of child sex trafficking pleaded not guilty to numerous charges Thursday in federal court. Gisela Castro Medina, the former chairwoman of the Minnesota college's...

Investigation requested into any mistreatment at Fort McCoy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Ilhan Omar have asked the secretary of defense to investigate claims of possible mistreatment of Afghan refugees staying at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Moore, of Wisconsin, and Omar, of Minnesota, wrote a...

Minneapolis scrambles to save November vote on policing

Sep. 07, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge struck down ballot language Tuesday that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, which sent the City Council scrambling to approve new language that members hope will stand up. “The court finds that the current...

Progressive 'Squad' members in Minnesota to protest pipeline

Sep. 05, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Four congressional Democrats who are part of the progressive “Squad” and want President Joe Biden to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline traveled to the shores of the Mississippi River to make their plea. Reps. Ilhan Omar of...

Congresswomen urge Biden to stop pipeline in Minnesota visit

Sep. 03, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and her progressive congressional allies urged President Joe Biden on Friday to stop construction on Enbridge Energy's Line 3 replacement, even as the project nears completion and the options to stop it dwindle. Omar was...

GOP operative indicted on child sex trafficking charges

Aug. 13, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican political operative has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Minnesota on child sex trafficking charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges Anton Lazzaro conspired with others to recruit and solicit six people under the age of 18 to...

Minnesota congressional candidates start money race early

Jul. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2022 congressional elections are more than a year away, but some Minnesota representatives who may face competitive racesare getting off to an early start. Democratic U.S. Rep, Angie Craig on Thursday reported raising over $610,000 in the second...

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

Jul. 07, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families. ...

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

Jul. 06, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families. ...

Roads, bridges, jobs: Biden selling big infrastructure deal

Jun. 30, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden declared America urgently needs a “generational investment” in its infrastructure, as he looks to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion bipartisan package that still faces an uncertain future in Congress. ...