Nation
December 13, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks as he welcomes Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez to the White House in the Oval Office on December 13, 2019 in

Trump calls impeachment vote 'embarrassment' to nation

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the…
Politics
December 13, 2019
Judiciary chairman: 'Today is a solemn and sad day'

Judiciary chairman: 'Today is a solemn and sad day'

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee described his committee's vote to pass two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as "a solemn and sad day." And Nadler said the House "will act expeditiously."
Nation
December 13, 2019
Rudy Giuliani meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriii Derkach in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Amid impeachment vote, Giuliani visits White House

Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, turned up at the White House on Friday just moments after the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Politics
December 13, 2019
Last month, Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., left, sat in as the House Intelligence Committee questioned U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sond

As impeachment roils D.C., Minnesotans in Congress get ready for history

Collin Peterson, first elected in 1990, is the only member of Minnesota's delegation who was in Congress the last time this happened.
Local
December 13, 2019
Ebenezer Community Church in Brooklyn Park, shown in March, has a sizable Liberian congregation.

Minnesota Liberians would get permanent status under defense bill

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure Monday, and President Trump is expected to sign it.
Politics
December 12, 2019
Trump hails 'historic' new paid parental leave law

Trump hails 'historic' new paid parental leave law

President Donald Trump is praising a new law that will give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers for the first time.
Politics
December 12, 2019
House leaders push their messages on impeachment

House leaders push their messages on impeachment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi sounded confident Democrats will have the votes to impeach the president next week but said it is up to individual lawmakers to weigh the evidence and decide for themselves. Yet Republicans seem unwavering in their opposition to expelling Trump.
Duluth
December 12, 2019
With top speeds of 90 mph and an average speed of 60 mph, the Northern Lights Express train trip between the Duluth Depot and Target Field would take

Duluth leaders try to fire up legislators on passenger rail to Minneapolis

Money will again be sought for the Northern Lights Express line.
Politics
December 12, 2019
Judiciary panel moves to Trump impeachment vote

Judiciary panel moves to Trump impeachment vote

The House Judiciary Committee opened a marathon session Thursday as the sharply partisan panel took the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Politics
December 12, 2019
Republicans, Democrats clash over impeachment articles

Republicans, Democrats clash over impeachment articles

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider amendments and likely hold a final vote to send the articles to the House floor.
Politics
December 11, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke during an event at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, on Saturday, Dec. 7,

Klobuchar calls next presidential election crucial to U.S. reputation abroad

Minnesota senator, running for president, says she would work to restore American leadership on world stage
Local
December 11, 2019
Constellation Brands, which makes Corona in the U.S., is one of two major beer producers that recently bowed out of the 3.2 market.

Minnesota's 3.2% beer supply shrinks as major companies halt production

Changes leave very few options in grocery stores.
Politics
December 11, 2019

LIVE: Watch as the House Judiciary Committee debates articles of impeachment

Politics
December 11, 2019
Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event

Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a rising problem of anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses.
Politics
December 11, 2019

Read the articles of impeachment against President Trump

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of justice related to his dealings with Ukraine.
Agriculture
December 10, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, left, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, center, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Light

Minnesotans applaud trade breakthrough, forged by rare Pelosi-Trump compromise

The biggest obstacle to trade for Minnesota farmers, the trade war with China, remains.
Politics
December 10, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks to the members of the media before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Washington, for a campaign rally

Trump calls impeachment articles 'very weak'

President Donald Trump spoke as he headed to the key swing state of Pennsylvania after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Minneapolis
December 10, 2019
Bartender Brandon Gonzalez mixed beverages for guests at the bar at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis.

Minnesota craft distillers prepare for worst as federal tax relief expires

Small distilleries may have to cut staffers, raise their prices or close altogether, representatives say.
Minneapolis
December 9, 2019
The burned-out 14th floor of the high-rise at Cedar High apartments, where five people died from smoke inhalation.

Ex-Gov. Carlson: 'I think we failed' on requiring sprinklers for old high-rises

Carlson twice vetoed broader sprinkler mandates after the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and other groups complained that retrofit proposals didn't come with any money.
Politics
December 9, 2019
The Dome of the U.S. Capitol is visible in the early morning hours as counselors for the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees are set to testify at a

Watch live: House Judiciary impeachment hearing