Supporters of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders protest at the perimeter walls of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Minnesota Delegates Remain Split Over Sanders, Clinton

Bernie Sanders delegates will leave the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia disappointed, but that is pretty common after such gatherings. The question, which will not be answered until the Nov. 8 election, is how many eventually support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, how many will jump to a candidate such as Jill Stein of the Green…
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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., arrives onstage to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night, July 26, 2016.She  portrayed Hillary Clinton as a leader in the fight against international human trafficking (Reuters photo by Mike Segar)

Klobuchar Speaks To Convention

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., arrives onstage to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night. She portrayed Hillary Clinton as a leader in the fight against international human trafficking (Reuters photo by Mike Segar)

The union exhibit at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair left no doubt about labor's No. 1 political goal: raising the state minimum wage. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Higher Wages, Other Laws Coming On Monday

Minnesota’s minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state’s large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour, while smaller businesses will be required to pay $7.75. Training and youth wages also must be at least $7.75. In 2018, Minnesota minimum wages begin rising annually to match inflation.…
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Minnesota state Sen. Bill Ingebritsen of Alexandria takes a moment away from Senate debate Saturday, May 21, 2016, to talk on the telephone. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Senator, An Ex-Sheriff, Seeks Resolution Against Dayton’s Shooting Comment

A state senator and long-time law enforcement officer wants the Senate to admonish Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for saying a police officer would not have shot a black St. Paul man had he been white. “He jumps to a conclusion” before the investigation into the July 6 shooting is done, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said…
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U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota listens to health experts give suggestions Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, about how to improve rural health care. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Franken Pushes Bills To Help Rural Health

Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: — One would provide more ways to get to health-care services, including increasing payments to those who provide…
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