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  • US hones in on homegrown ISIS threat

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says at least one foreign fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has already traveled in and out of the United States before committing a suicide bombing overseas.

  • Xcel Energy negotiates for Minn. solar projects

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy is negotiating deals for big solar projects in Minnesota. In a regulatory filing, the Minneapolis-based power company said it is negotiating with three energy developers to build large solar projects to comply with Minnesota's mandate that investor-owned utilities...

  • Minnesota union victory reflects the sorry state of organized labor in America

    SEIU may have won a round, but worker awareness and further court challenges could, one hopes, turn these unseemly benefit-skimming operations into a thing of the past.

  • Minnesota home-care workers vote to unionize

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of in-home health care providers in Minnesota voted to create their own union, the state announced Tuesday after tallying the results. With the union now authorized, the Service Employees International Union, which organized the election, can negotiate with the...

  • Minnesota certifies union after it wins 13 percent support

    After winning only 13 percent of the vote, Minnesota granted exclusive bargaining rights for nearly 27,000 workers.

  • Minnesota-based cereal maker to open center in NC

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Minnesota-based cereal maker says it's opening a distribution center in Winston-Salem next month. The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/XMAPV7) MOM Brands Inc., formerly known as Malt-O-Meal, will open the center at Union Cross Business Park on the city's...

  • Lobbying fight kicks off as ethanol rules sent to the White House

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.

  • Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Minnesota Senate candidate Mike McFadden

    The former New York mayor, who has not been an outsized presence on the campaign trail this year, will co-host the fundraiser for Al Franken's Republican challenger. Tickets are $2,600 per person.

  • In Minnesota, being your own boss doesn't mean you won't be unionized

    Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door. "He walked into my home without knocking and asked me to sign what he said was a petition asking for the state for health...

  • Intense race for usually obscure auditor's office in Minnesota

    When Rebecca Otto scored her first political win, few Democrats reveled in it more than Matt Entenza.

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Grab the popcorn for Sarah Palin vs. Jesse Ventura

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is furious that Jesse Ventura won his lawsuit against the estate of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, responding almost immediately to the judge's ruling last week by accusing the former Minnesota governor of behaving like a fake "tough guy" and a "jackass."



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