Protesters disrupt 1st meeting on Minnesota police shootings
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Protesters are calling for more family representation on a new state panel examining police use of force in Minnesota.
Demonstrators disrupted the start of the working...
Minnesota to launch working group on police shootings
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top Minnesota law enforcement officials announced Monday they are launching a working group and public hearings on police-involved shootings, saying that finding ways to...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota launching working group on police shootings (all times local):
Minnesota's top prosecutor says the state cannot "keep going from...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he'll defend state laws restricting abortion against a legal challenge despite his strong personal support for abortion...
Lawmakers: For-profit insurers could raid Minnesota reserves
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General Keith Ellison called on lawmakers Tuesday to reverse a consequence of 2017 law that repealed Minnesota's ban on for-profit health maintenance organizations,...
Minnesota joins lawsuit to block Trump’s national emergency
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined with 15 other states in suing to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency to fund his proposed wall on the U.S. border with...
Ellison plans to target drug prices as attorney general
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Keith Ellison says prescription drug prices, student debt and housing costs will be among his top priorities when he's sworn in next week as Minnesota's attorney general.
Minnesota’s Omar faces criticism over Israel sanction issue
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, set to be one of the first two Muslim women in Congress next year, is facing criticism from groups that say she's reversing her position on Israel.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune report ed Omar told several websites this week that she supports the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.
Minnesota AG-elect Ellison resigning as DNC deputy chair
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison says he is resigning as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Ellison told Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday night that he's notified DNC Chairman Tom Perez that he "will be retiring from that role to devote all my time to the people of the state of Minnesota."
Minnesota GOP ‘soul searching’ after statewide drubbing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It was a tale of two political parties in Minnesota on Wednesday: resurgent Democrats who tightened their grip on the governor's office and two U.S. Senate seats in Tuesday's election, and wincing Republicans shut out of statewide contests for a 12th straight year and swept out of power in the Minnesota House.
Minnesota’s midterm winds up mostly in Dem column
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats in Minnesota collected most of the victories they were expected to in Tuesday's election, plus some they weren't.
Tim Walz and Tina Smith won the governor and Senate races, confirming polls that had them leading most of the way. And Angie Craig and Dean Phillips knocked off Republican incumbents to flip two House seats, helping their party grab control of the chamber.
Ellison survives abuse claims to become Minnesota AG
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison survived an ex-girlfriend's abuse claim to become Minnesota's next attorney general after the allegation put the office in play for the GOP for the first time in half a century.
Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow, who was a virtual unknown and would have been a heavy underdog but for the abuse claim against Ellison, which he strongly denied.
Suburban voters push Democrats to victories in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats regained control of the state House and took two congressional seats from Republicans in Tuesday's midterm elections, while Democratic Rep. Tim Walz defeated Republican Jeff Johnson for governor and Democratic Sen. Tina Smith kept her seat.
Ellison elected attorney general despite abuse accusation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic congressman Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday despite an ex-girlfriend's accusation of domestic abuse.
Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow for an office that threatened to swing to Republicans for the first time in nearly half a century.
Ellison survives abuse claim, elected Minnesota AG
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison won Minnesota's race for attorney general Tuesday, surviving an ex-girlfriend's domestic abuse allegation that put the seat in play for Republicans for the first time in half a century.
Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow, who was a virtual unknown and would have been a heavy underdog but for the abuse claim against Ellison, which he strongly denied.
DNC chair says Ellison accuser got fair, full investigation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says "a fair and full investigation" was given to a woman who levied domestic abuse allegations against DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison, a congressman now in a tight race for Minnesota attorney general.
Embattled Ellison launches counterattack on GOP opponent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a poll showed Keith Ellison trailing in the race for attorney general following allegations of domestic abuse against him, the Democrat went on the offensive against Republican Doug Wardlow on Thursday, saying his opponent's work for a conservative Christian legal advocacy group against gay rights shows that he has an agenda of discrimination.
Ellison abuse allegation fuels Minnesota GOP rival’s bid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In ads, rallies and the signage on his campaign bus, the Republican running for Minnesota attorney general has a prevailing message for voters: He's not Keith Ellison.
Filing: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says ex-wife abused him
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Divorce records for Keith Ellison, who is fending off an allegation of abuse from an ex-girlfriend, contain no allegations that the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison said in a 2015 filing that Kim Ellison repeatedly hit him during their 25-year marriage.
The Latest: Ellison’s wife: Unsealing proves no abuse
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a court's unsealing of the divorce file involving U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his former wife, which media organizations had sought (all times local):
The ex-wife of Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says the unsealing of the couple's divorce record is an invasion of privacy, but it should also be the end of any abuse allegations against her husband.
Keith Ellison’s ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that divorce records set to be released this week contain sensitive information about her mental health and no indication of physical abuse, but an appeals court denied their bid to keep them private.
The Latest: Court denies Ellison’s bid to block divorce file
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Keith Ellison's effort to keep his divorce records sealed (all times local):
Minnesota's Court of Appeals has denied Rep. Keith Ellison's effort to block the release of his divorce records.
The Minnesota Democrat's divorce records from his ex-wife, Kim Ellison, have drawn sharp interest since Ellison's former girlfriend accused him in August of domestic abuse. Ellison has denied it. He is running for Minnesota attorney general.
The Latest: Ellison to appeal order unsealing divorce record
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota's attorney general race (all times local):
An attorney for Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says Ellison will appeal a court referee's order to unseal his divorce record.
A Hennepin County family court referee on Friday granted media organizations' request to unseal the file following a domestic abuse allegation by Ellison's former girlfriend. Ellison has denied that allegation, and said there's nothing in his divorce file relevant to it.
Police won’t investigate Ellison for abuse; cite conflict
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department said Wednesday that it won't investigate domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison due to a conflict of interest.
State Democratic officials asked Minneapolis police to conduct an investigation after an attorney with links to the party found an ex-girlfriend's claims unsubstantiated.
The Latest: Minneapolis police won’t investigate Ellison
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Minnesota Democratic party's request to have law enforcement investigate domestic abuse allegations against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (all times local):
The Minneapolis Police Department says it won't investigate allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison due to a conflict of interest.
State Democratic officials asked law enforcement to investigate after an attorney with links to the party found the allegations were unsubstantiated.
Prosecutor will review Ellison case only after police probe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Tuesday that he would agree to review allegations of domestic abuse against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison only if a formal complaint is first investigated by law enforcement.
APNewsBreak: Attorney: Ellison abuse claim unsubstantiated
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend's allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident, an attorney with links to the state's Democratic party who was hired to investigate the claims concluded in a draft report obtained by The Associated Press.
The Latest: Ellison’s ex: Didn’t expect to be believed
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the report from an attorney hired by Democrats on the allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (all times local):
A former girlfriend who accused Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic abuse says a new report that calls her claim "unsubstantiated" is why she didn't go public earlier.
Karen Monahan says in a series of Twitter messages that she didn't expect to be "heard, believed or validated" when she accused Ellison.
Baldwin, Vukmir at odds over health care, Ellison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and her Republican challenger Leah Vukmir are battling over health care and Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Wisconsin Democratic Party released a report Monday on Vukmir's voting record in the state Senate that it says shows she sides more insurance and business advocacy groups over average people on health care coverage.
Keith Ellison, ex-wife fight media outlets suing to unseal divorce records
Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and his ex-wife are fighting a media effort to unseal their 2012 divorce records as scrutiny increases on domestic abuse allegations made by his...
Ellison seeks House ethics investigation of abuse allegation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison said Wednesday he's requesting a House Ethics Committee investigation into the allegation of physical abuse from an ex-girlfriend that is clouding his bid for attorney general and complicating Democrats' push to investigate allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election.
Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are standing behind U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, with the state party giving him an endorsement Saturday amid an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin said in a statement that Ellison "will be a champion for families and fight to hold powerful interests accountable."
Somali-American candidate: Wants to ‘instill hope in people’
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Ilhan Omar, who suddenly went from being famous for becoming the country's first Somali-American state legislator to being a likely shoo-in for the first Somali-American congresswoman.
Ellison: Ex-girlfriend should produce video of alleged abuse
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon his campaign for attorney general amid allegations that he once physically abused an ex-girlfriend and said if she claims to have a video of the incident she should produce it.
The Latest: Ellison says he won’t quit race amid abuse claim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local):
Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't abandon his run for Minnesota attorney general amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her, "because I didn't do it."
Party chairman gives Ellison tepid backing amid allegation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are cautiously standing by Rep. Keith Ellison amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her, as the state's party chairman said Thursday he supported Ellison "at this point."
Ellison won a crowded primary for attorney general just days after the accusation surfaced. Karen Monahan said Ellison dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming. Ellison has called that allegation false and said he still plans to run in November.
Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections.
Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday in Minnesota to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.
Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, won his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse.
Woman behind Ellison allegations won’t release alleged video
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once abusing her while they were dating says she won't share alleged video footage of the incident.
The allegations surfaced Saturday night from Karen Monahan after her son alleged in a Facebook post that he had seen messages from Ellison threatening her and video of the congressman screaming obscenities at her as he dragged her off a bed by her feet. Ellison has denied such an incident ever occurred.
Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before a Tuesday primary in which the congressman is among several Democrats running for state attorney general.
Activist disrupts event for Muslim US House candidates
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A conservative activist disrupted a campaign event for Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib.
Laura Loomer was part of a group that confronted Omar and Tlaib at the Holy Land deli in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints
Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.
An Amazon executive said the company blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them.
As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.S., some two dozen people crowded around a table to hear her make the case for sending her to Congress.
"There is a clear and dangerous crossroads to where our country finds itself," Omar told the group. "You can see the politics of fear and scarcity that's led us to the current administration we have."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state senator and congressional candidate who was arrested after demonstrating against a company she says profits from migrant detention centers has pleaded guilty to a petty misdemeanor.
In age of Trump, shot at state AG woos Ellison from Congress
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison asked himself the question that lingers over his political career before any of the 1,000-plus supporters at his recent rally could: Why was he leaving the safe congressional district he's represented for more than a decade to run for state attorney general?
"Attorneys general all over this country led the fight against this Muslim ban," he said to raucous applause. "It is attorneys general that are fighting and suing to protect an open internet."
Sanders stumps for Ellison’s Minnesota attorney general bid
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied for Rep. Keith Ellison's campaign for attorney general in Minneapolis Friday, giving a high-profile jolt to the normally sleepy race for Minnesota's top lawyer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' visit to support Rep. Keith Ellison's bid for Minnesota attorney general (all times local):
Former presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Rep. Keith Ellison's bid for Minnesota Attorney General.
Sanders visited Minnesota on Friday to headline a pair of rallies for Ellison's campaign. The pair started with a rally at First Avenue in Minneapolis before heading to Duluth.