Financial disclosures released by Minnesota's members of Congress show Republican U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack, as well as Democratic Sen. Al Franken, are all worth more than $1 million. The trio is not alone: A 2011 study by a Washington, D.C.-based research group found nearly half the members of Congress are millionaires.
Woman reported missing from Anoka County is found safe
An alert was issued Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery: Behind the scenes of new and improved Duluth Haunted Ship
A hull lot of horror.
Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.
Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis
Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Ellison sues Fleet Farm, alleging 'illegal and negligent' gun sales to straw buyers
The lawsuit claims Fleet Farm harmed Minnesotans.
Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting
The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.
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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000
A third suspect has not yet been identified.
Re-opening of Minneapolis' Third Avenue Bridge delayed to next year
More frustration for travelers.
How much are Minnesota's lawmakers worth?
Only six of Minnesota's lawmakers in Congress got their personal financial disclosure forms in on Thursday, when the documents were due. Of those, Sen. Amy Klobuchar appears to be the wealthiest. Among those who requested extensions for their filings until August: Sen. Al Franken and Reps. Collin Peterson, Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack.
Bachmann raises $4.5M in third quarter
Fundraising powerhouse Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., hauled in $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 30 – and it could prove to be the biggest total of anyone in Congress, the Star Tribune reports. Her DFL opponent Jim Graves plans to announce his total on Monday. In the Eighth District, DFL challenger Rick Nolan announced he had raised more than Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., but Nolan has less on hand for the final weeks.
Franken and Bachmann clash over payroll tax renewal
The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote on whether to extend the current payroll tax into next year. Sen. Al Franken says not renewing would create $1,000 in additional taxes for the average Minnesota family. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says the tax cuts have punched a hole in the federal budget and threaten programs like Social Security.
Uff da: Al Franken, Chip Cravaack share top honors in hot-dish cook-off
All righty, then. A hot dish competition within Minnesota's Congressional delegation featured ingredients ranging from Spam to a pheasant shot by Rep. Erik Paulsen. In the end, Chip Cravaack's cheese and egg dish tied with Al Franken's wild rice and mushroom entry in a bipartisan finish.
Keith Ellison ranked among most influential Congress members on Twitter
The Democratic representative landed on several top ten lists in a Twitter analysis from public relations firm Edelman. Rep. Michele Bachmann also scored among the most popular Congress members on the social network, and Sen. Al Franken ranked among the most trusted.
Cravaack bill to speed up airport screening for vets
8th District Representative Chip Cravaack says the legislation, which will expedite TSA screenings for service veterans, is a small gesture for their service. Others worry it may help facilitate terrorists posing as military members.
Franken pushing to standardize college financial aid forms
Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken, who sits on the Education Committee, says he'll work with the Obama administration to develop a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help students compare the cost of attending various colleges.
Cravaack unveils first TV ad
There are now dueling get-to-know-you ads in the 8th District congressional race between Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., and DFL challenger Rick Nolan. In his newly released spot, Cravaack focuses on how he reached his goal of becoming a Naval aviator like his father – and how he is now a father who wants to help his children achieve their dreams.
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