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Joe Biden plans to visit Minnesota next week

This will be the Democratic presidential candidate's first stop in the state during his campaign for president.

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Report: President Trump set to pay a visit to Minnesota

It's one of four 'battleground' election states he's planning on visiting.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar fails to crack top 4 in Nevada caucuses

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders won the contest by a wide margin.

Vice President Pence to make campaign stop in St. Paul next month

He'll also be swinging through Wisconsin the same day.

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Amy Klobuchar now polling in double digits in Iowa

The senator is gaining some ground in a crowded field.

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Report: Klobuchar campaign delayed staff pay to boost financial standing

The report says it helped the campaign to report bigger cash-on-hand figures.

Klobuchar the target of negative story ahead of 2020 announcement

The report involves the senator's reputation as a tough boss.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defends role in Al Franken's resignation

She was the first Democratic senator to call on Franken to resign.

Amy Klobuchar confirms she's thinking on 2020 presidential run

Minnesota's senior senator won a resounding re-election earlier this month.

Romney, Obama campaigns buy MN ads (but Wisconsin may be real target)

The Romney and Obama campaigns are making their first ad buys on Minnesota television stations. That may reflect the tightening of the race here. Or, as some pundits suspect, the ads may be aimed at viewers in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Independent groups have been running ads on behalf of the candidates, but the new ones are the first purchased by the campaigns themselves.

Tim Pawlenty says he's not sending mixed messages about VP prospects

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he's not interested in being Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, yet at the same time he said he "would be honored to serve if asked." After delivering an address at the North Carolina Republican Convention, Pawlenty tried to explain his feelings on the matter.

Michele Bachmann: Presidential campaign was "almost mistake free"

The Minnesota Congresswoman told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she was doomed because the media focused on a few minor stumbles involving Elvis Presley and John Wayne. Bachmann dropped out of the race for the White House after a sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. She formally endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination Thursday.

Tim Pawlenty pays off remaining presidential campaign debt

The former Minnesota governor owed nearly $500,000 last fall after he dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination in August. Pawlenty has also filed papers to officially terminate his campaign committee. He supports Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in November.

Santorum coming back to region for Fargo appearance

Rick Santorum's stop in Fargo on Wednesday will come eight days after Minnesota Republicans helped breathe new life into his presidential campaign.

Romney's third-place finish likely a death blow to Pawlenty's V.P. chances

Tuesday night's Minnesota result was a humiliation to both Mitt Romney and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, a co-chair of Romney's presidential campaign. Romney went from winning Minnesota by 20 points four years ago to losing by 28 points this year.

Bachmann says social issues were key on caucus night

Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration's new requirement that employers include contraception in their health plans helped make social issues a priority for Republicans on Tuesday. She says Rick Santorum's victories were "a shot across the bow" but the Congresswoman does not think Republican voters have made up their minds about who they want to challenge President Obama.

Santorum the choice among Minnesota Republicans

On a big night for Rick Santorum, Minnesotan Republicans gave the former Pennsylvania Senator a key victory in their caucus night poll. Ron Paul turned in a strong showing, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich trailing.

Paul calls for rolling back spending, military role

Texas Congressman Ron Paul rallied supporters of his Republican presidential bid in St. Cloud and Minneapolis. He emphasized his campaign themes of scaling back U.S. military involvement around the world and reining in federal spending.

In Rochester appearance Santorum calls Romney "unqualified" on health care

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says health care is the fundamental issue of the campaign. He criticized the high cost of "Romneycare" -- the plan Romney rolled out as governor of Massachusetts.