LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Lee Hart, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, has died. She was 85.
Lee Hart died Friday at a hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, after a brief illness....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris can’t beat the work commute.
She's living temporarily at Blair House, the president's official guest residence on Pennsylvania Avenue across...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden's selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate (all times local):
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After Democrats saw Walter Mondale lose 49 states to President Ronald Reagan in 1984, party leaders came up with a plan: create a one-day “Super Tuesday” primary where...
DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet picked up the endorsement Friday of onetime White House hopeful Gary Hart, a party elder statesman hoping to boost Bennet's longshot...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A proposal to rename a state park on the St. Croix River after former Vice President Walter Mondale has been dropped after strong opposition from local...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions...
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says his proudest accomplishments in his 40 years of politics came late in his career: restoring state government to financial health and funding all-day kindergarten.
"Being governor is where I've have accomplished the greatest good for Minnesota," Dayton said in an interview with The Associated Press.
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90.
Bergland died at a nursing home in his hometown of Roseau, near the U.S.-Canadian border, his daughter Linda Vatnsdal said.
Today in History for July 12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota first lady Jane Freeman, a founder of the modern Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, has died. She was 96.
Freeman died Friday morning at her apartment in Minneapolis, according to a spokesman for her son, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the swearing in of two new Senate Democrats (all times local):
Two former vice presidents stood beside the Senate's newest senators on the Senate floor as the two Democrats took their oaths of office.
Former Vice President Joseph Biden was next to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones as he was sworn in Wednesday. Former Vice President Walter Mondale — himself a former Minnesota senator — stood next to Tina Smith.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is vowing to "hit the ground running" as she joins the U.S. Senate this week while preparing to run in November.
Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Smith, his second-in-command, to replace Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who announced his resignation after a string of sexual misconduct allegations. The resignation takes effect Tuesday; Smith will be sworn in by former Vice President Walter Mondale on Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Attorney General Warren Spannaus, who ran for governor in 1982, has died. He was 86.
Spannaus died Monday at a Minneapolis area hospital of complications of cancer, his family told the Dorsey & Whitney law firm, where he was a retired partner.
Spannaus was known for promoting Minnesota's landmark gun-control law and his longtime friendship and professional partnership with former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Today in History for July 12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Lord, a onetime federal judge in Minnesota who presided over a number of groundbreaking cases and spoke out against corporate abuses, has died.
Lord's daughter, Virginia Lord, said her father died Saturday in Eden Prairie. He was 97.
The most-viewed presidential debates, since they began regularly in 1976.
1. Hillary Clinton (D) vs. Donald Trump (R), first debate, 2016 — 84 million viewers.
2. Ronald Reagan (R) vs. Jimmy Carter (D), only debate, 1980 — 80.6 million viewers.
3. Bill Clinton (D) vs. George Bush (R) vs. Ross Perot (I), second debate, 1992 — 69.9 million viewers.
4. Jimmy Carter (D) vs. Gerald Ford (R), first debate, 1976 — 69.7 million viewers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine paid a visit to Minnesota while running mate Hillary Clinton stayed off the campaign trail with a bout of pneumonia.
Kaine chatted with students at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus Tuesday and later met with a man who once held the job he hopes to land — former Vice President Walter Mondale.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesota's governor so much that he couldn't wait to get to work in the morning. But when he abandoned the Capitol in a slippery move to get to Washington, voters never forgave the youthful Democrat who just three years earlier won statewide accolades for embodying Minnesota's strengths on an iconic Time magazine cover.
Anderson, a handsome Olympic silver medalist in hockey, gave up the job he loved in 1976, resigning...