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Complaint: Corrections official lobbied for husband’s group on state time
Documents released by the Minnesota Corrections Department show Deputy Commissioner Sarah Walker was being investigated for lobbying on behalf of her husband’s nonprofit and for leaking confidential information.
Economists say Trump administration is overpaying farmers for trade losses
The Trump administration has released details of a $16 billion plan to compensate farmers who've lost money as a result of the trade dispute with China. Some economists say it's too generous.
Minnesota police board stresses sex assault response in police training
People preparing to be police officers will be trained to recognize trauma that sexual assault victims can experience after a vote Thursday by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Legal rights, advice if you're approached by immigration agents
The specter of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents is stoking fears in immigrant communities in Minnesota and across the country. Here’s how to handle interactions with agents.
Puerto Rico governor says he is resigning Aug. 2
The announcement comes after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his top advisers.