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Whitney Nguyen processes open enrollment requests at the MNsure Contact Center in St. Paul, on Oct. 30. The open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 13, 2019. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. health insurance markets have stabilized. Will they stay that way?
3 hours 9 min ago
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, shakes hands with Central Lakes College instructor Steve Wenzel. Wenzel, a 30-year veteran of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Submitted photo
Split government has history of saving Minnesota from gerrymandering
3 hours 11 min ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with members of the media with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the White House on Tuesday. Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas
Nancy Pelosi's next challenge is governing liberals in an era of divided government
4 hours 50 min ago
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of Interior, was keynote speaker Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in the Bismarck Event Center. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations
7 hours 28 min ago
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
11 hours 45 min ago
December 14, 2018
President Trump on Dec. 14 tweeted that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would become acting chief of staff.
Photo by Monica Akhtar — The Washington Post
Trump names budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
22 hours 25 min ago
Then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the Rose Garden in 2017. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former Trump chief of staff Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis
22 hours 41 min ago
Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health care law unconstitutional
22 hours 54 min ago
North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gives her farewell speech on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in this screenshot of a livestream of the address.  Legislation Heitkamp introduced to address violence against Native American women and girls passed in the U.S. Senate but is being blocked in the U.S. House by Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.
Heitkamp: House member playing 'petty' politics blocks Savanna's Act
December 14, 2018 - 7:21pm
Audit assesses Minnesota medical assistance oversight: State has room to improve, report says
December 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Members of a legislative task force considering ways to reduce cases of discrimination and harassment in the Statehouse met Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers weigh how to combat sexual harassment
December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen north
December 14, 2018 - 3:57pm
A Wall Street sign in New York on May 25, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Michael Nagle.
Dow sheds 500 points on weaker economic outlook for China
December 14, 2018 - 3:53pm
Leslie McCrae Dowless sits in his kitchen in Bladenboro, North Carolina. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Justin Kase Conder for The Washington Post
N.C. candidate sought out aide, despite warnings on his tactics
December 14, 2018 - 2:05pm
President Donald Trump returns to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after a trip to Kansas City, Dec. 7, 2018. Trump hinted that he may be willing to forego a Christmastime shutdown battle with Democrats over his demands for billions of dollars for his border wall, hours before a Dec. 11 meeting with Democratic congressional leaders aimed at breaking a year-end spending impasse. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
White House: Administration takes no responsibility for death of girl in Border Control custody
December 14, 2018 - 1:49pm