In a political doghouse, Minnesota's minor parties team up

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it collusion or a gentleman's agreement, but three of Minnesota's minor political parties are working together to climb back into relevance. The Independe...

Ellison abuse allegation fuels Minnesota GOP rival's bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In ads, rallies and the signage on his campaign bus, the Republican running for Minnesota attorney general has a prevailing message for voters: He's not Keith Ellison. ...

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vermont Democrats have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. Minnesota Democrats backed...

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer ali...

3 Democrats seek Minnesota governor post Pawlenty wants back

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats were settling a three-way battle for governor in Tuesday's stacked primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty sought to win back his old job o...

Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney gener...

Minnesota GOP governor primary tests Pawlenty's comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled. And it's for a ...

In age of Trump, shot at state AG woos Ellison from Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison asked himself the question that lingers over his political career before any of the 1,000-plus supporters at his recent rally could: Why was he leaving the sa...

Another test of loyalty looms over Trump's Minnesota visit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign trip Wednesday to Minnesota could signal whether he'll wade into the GOP's primary for governor between a former two-term governor who once cal...

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story. Democrat Tina Smith, w...

Ellison, 1st Muslim in Congress, running for Minnesota AG

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has filed papers to run for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, also the vice chairman of the D...

As states consider taxing opioids, drugmakers push back

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts as their states confront a rising death toll from drug overdoses. The...

Pawlenty eyes return to national stage but in a new GOP era

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — long ago, in a seemingly distant political universe, Tim Pawlenty was a fresh-faced Republican star with blue-collar appeal and presidential prospects. Not...

Minnesota's new senator: Quiet organizer, late to politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who is being touted as Minnesota's newest U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot a...

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smi...