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Biden says the next president may get to name two Supreme Court justices
Former President Donald Trump cemented the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. If Trump wins again, Biden said "one of the scariest parts" would be his power to fill upcoming vacancies.
Health commissioner: State office dedicated to African American health ‘beacon of hope’
The Office of African American Health, established during last year’s legislative session, focuses on identifying and addressing the health disparities faced by African American communities in the state.
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe general elections have concluded, new chairperson to lead Fond du Lac Band
Several band’s incumbent candidates were reelected, while the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will have a change in leadership come July with a newly elected chairperson.
Politics Friday: How are voters in the state feeling about the upcoming election? A new poll says the race is close
MPR News host Brian Bakst and his guests talk about the poll results and what they suggest about where this election year is headed. 
Biden campaign and Jill Biden launch outreach to older voters with bingo nights and pickleball games
First lady Jill Biden is kicking off her husband’s outreach to older voters, an effort that will blend rallies and phone banks with social events like bingo nights and pickleball games.
Legislative auditor: Minnesota Department of Education ‘created opportunities for fraud’
A strongly worded report by the state’s legislative auditor finds that "actions and inactions" by the Minnesota Department of Education opened the door for fraud in two taxpayer-funded child nutrition programs.
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