A tomato greenhouse and potato processing facility in small-town Nebraska were among the businesses raided by immigration authorities Wednesday, August 8, as part of a multistate investigation targeting alleged labor exploitation, while also netting more than 100 suspected undocumented workers.
If you started reporting on American politics in the 1970s and 1980s, Minnesota was the place to look for gold-standard politicians. Democrats included Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Donald Fraser and Tim Penny. The Republicans had Al Quie, Bill Frenzel and Vin Weber. Covering a personal and philosophical spectrum, they were serious, productive politicians. Each could be a fierce partisan, yet all enjoyed bipartisan respect. That's a Minnesota that wasn't recognizable when I visited last week.
KKR & Co.'s leveraged buyout of Toys 'R' Us is coming under scrutiny by state pension funds that are questioning the private equity firm's role in the bankruptcy of the world's largest toy retailer. The Minnesota State Board of Investment decided last week to temporarily halt future commitments to KKR as it reviews the investment, while the Washington State Investment Board spent more than an hour Thursday discussing the holding and asking the private-equity firm to account for its actions.
President Donald Trump never mentioned Tim Pawlenty at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday. But with a shout-out to Pawlenty's running mate, Michelle Fischbach, the president seemed to all but endorse Pawlenty's bid for the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor this year.
BABBITT, Minn. - President Donald Trump was due in a few days, but Tim Pawlenty was not ready to say if he would share the stage in Duluth on Wednesday with his party's leader. He's never been to a Trump rally. Does he even want to go? He was noncommittal. "Yeah, I've been to a lot of these rallies over the years, and they're always fun and interesting," he said in an interview a few days ago, with the agreeability that defined his two terms as governor and his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign.
The Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA champions, are in Washington for a game, and they will not be visiting the White House. Instead, they'll do community work at an elementary school in the city. The Lynx, who won the title in October, made other plans when they received no invitation to celebrate their fourth championship in seven seasons at the White House. The omission of an invitation was one that did not go unnoticed by LeBron James.
The obituary is short and decidedly unsweet, a grand total of 105 words spread over five increasingly savage paragraphs. It starts with the birth of Kathleen Dehmlow (nee Schunk) in the winter of 1938 and her marriage to Dennis Dehmlow 19 years later, all in the tiny Minnesota city of Wabasso. Two children came from that marriage - Gina and Jay. But the death notice quickly fast-forwards to 1962, apparently a pivotal year in the soap opera of Kathleen Dehmlow's life - and her children's.
Rep. Keith Ellison, the Democratic congressman from Minnesota's Fifth District, had started looking ahead to the next NFL season with great anticipation. He believes Kirk Cousins is a better downfield passer than Case Keenum, expects running back Dalvin Cook will be "awesome" returning from a major knee injury and thinks the Minnesota Vikings have the makings of a Super Bowl contender.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite lingering concerns about her role in the brutal interrogation of suspected terrorists captured after 9/11.
Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump's communications adviser Jason Miller proclaimed that both Michigan and New Mexico were in play. In both states, Miller said, internal polls showed a "dead heat," and he predicted that campaigning in both places would spike. In Michigan, of course, that prediction was borne out. Trump won the state by the skin of his teeth, 11,000 votes. In New Mexico, though, he got blown out, losing by eight percentage points.