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Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation Video included

Minnesota Democrats are standing behind Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, despite an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.

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Gov. Dayton meets with interim head of Mesabi Metallics

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Governor Mark Dayton says he's encouraged following a conversation with the new head of Mesabi Metallics. 

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High numbers in Tuesdays CD8 Primary Election could indicate busy polls in November Video included

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The race for the 8th Congressional District was just one of many areas that saw higher than average ballots cast, setting the stage for a wild three months until the general election.

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Minnesota experiences largest primary voter turnout in 24 years

Tuesday's primaries were record-setting in Minnesota with the biggest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

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Multiple Minnesota, Wisconsin candidates receive endorsements from Trump, Pence

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took to their Twitter accounts to endorse multiple candidates running for major seats in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. 

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The Latest: Walker makes new proposals in wake of Evers win

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Lislegard advances in Minnesota House 6B race

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The candidates were running for the seat previously held by Jason Metsa, who decided to run for the 8th Congressional District Race. 

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Karin Housley wins GOP special election primary for Senate

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Karin Housley clinched the GOP primary win in a special US Senate race. 

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Leah Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary

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A state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate. 

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Ellison wins Democratic primary for Minnesota Attorney General

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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has won Minnesota's Democratic primary for attorney general. Ellison defeated four other candidates to win Tuesday's primary days after a former girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse. 

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Tina Smith wins Minnesota's special Democratic primary

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Sen. Tina Smith has won Minnesota's Democratic primary to finish the final two years of former Sen. Al Franken's term.

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Jim Newberger wins US Senate GOP primary

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Newberger was challenged by  Rocky De La Fuente, Rae Hart Anderson, and Merrill Anderson.

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Amy Klobuchar wins Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race

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Duluth, MN -- In a crowded field, Amy Klobuchar has won the Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race.

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Walker wins Wisconsin Republican primary

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has dispensed with a nominal GOP challenger as he awaits the winner of a crowded Democratic primary. 

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Several St. Louis County precincts reporting ballot shortage

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The Mesabi Daily News reports the city of Eveleth polling station ran out of ballots around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. They had 400 ballots on hand to start.

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Voters head to polls for primaries Video included

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Primary day is officially here. And across the Twin Ports, the ballots that will decide who goes head-to-head in November are being cast.

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What you need to know before voting in the August Primary

What you need to know before voting in the August Primary What you need to know before voting in the August Primary
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Voters in Minnesota and Wisconsin will make their voices heard Tuesday in a highly anticipated August Primary Election.

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. candidate campaigns in Duluth Video included

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The running mate of Minnesota's G-O-P endorsed candidate for Governor, Jeff Johnson, did some pre-primary campaigning in Duluth Monday.  

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MN 8th District DFL, GOP Chairs discuss competitive race ahead of primary Video included

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Tuesday's primary elections are expected to bring in a big wave of voters. By far, the race on the ballot receiving the most national attention is the race for the 8th Congressional District seat.  

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Walz speaks with veterans in Duluth ahead of primary

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz was in Duluth Monday promoting his vision of state care and services for veterans.

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Nolan: No endorsement yet despite campaign mailer's claims

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Nolan says he won't get behind a candidate until voters make the decision on Tuesday.

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Swanson, Nolan "confident" going into primary election Video included

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Candidate for Minnesota Governor Lori Swanson and running-mate Rick Nolan, visited with voters in Duluth and on the Iron Range Monday.

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Vice President's Duluth visit cost city police $26,400 Video included

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The visit included a campaign stop on Park Park for Republican 8th Congressional District candidate Pete Stauber and an official White House appearance in West Duluth.  

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Walker reacts to Trump's call for Harley boycott

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

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Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend Video included

An ex-girlfriend of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has accused the Minnesota Democrat of emotional and physical abuse. Ellison says it never happened.

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Governor candidate Pawlenty campaigns in Duluth Video included

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Republican Candidate for 2018 governor Tim Pawlenty, took his campaign tour to the Northland on Saturday ahead of the Tuesday Primaries. 

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UPDATE: White House responds to KBJR 6 fact check on mining job growth remarks Video included

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After a tour of Industrial Weldors and Machinists in West Duluth, Pence touted the growing mining industry and newly added jobs in our region.

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Tuesday's primary will make MN House 6B race clearer

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Next Tuesday's primaries in Minnesota will help set the stage for November in the race for the state's House 6B seat.

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Five things to know ahead of the Wisconsin Primary

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Wisconsin's Partisan Primary is next week, and the Elections Commission says everyone should be aware of the following items. 

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Douglas County receives new voting machines

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Douglas County voters will have an easier time casting their ballot this election season thanks to new and improved voting machines.  While the paper ballots will be the same, the old machines will be replaced with new machines that have updated technology, more accuracy, and more security.  They also updated the handicapped accessible ballot marking device to make it easier for those with disabilities to receive additional assistance when casting their ballot.   Dougl... More>>

V.P's motorcade met with signs of opposition Video included

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Several people lined the motorcade path holding signs in opposition to President's Trumps administration and his policies. 

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Sen. Smith to propose bill that would lower prescription drug costs Video included

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Spending on prescription drugs reached $328 billion in 2016, a 30% increase from 2010. 

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Heavy security on Park Point due to Vice Presidential visit to Stauber fundraiser

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Vice President Mike Pence and 8th Congressional District candidate Pete Stauber attended a private fundraiser at a home on Park Point Wednesday afternoon.

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Programming note for Pence visit

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KBJR 6 will be cutting into programming throughout the day to cover the visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.  

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Mike Pence delivers remarks at Industrial Weldors and Machinists Video included

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Despite landing later than expected at Duluth International Airport, Vice President Mike Pence spoke earlier than expected at Industrial Weldors and Machinists early Wednesday afternoon. 

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Lt. Governor candidates visit with small business owners in Duluth Video included

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The race for Minnesota Governor ran through Duluth Monday night.

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Senate candidate hopes to help with "America First" agenda Video included

A Dental Technician is in the running for for Al Franken's former Senate seat. 

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Gov. Walker orders flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. flags, as well as Wisconsin state flags, to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday. 

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Death penalty decree could be quandary for US politicians

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Pope Francis' decree last week that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States. 

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Blind Michigan voters may struggle with new voting machines

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New voting machines in Michigan may cause problems for residents with a visual disability.

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Engebretson wins Seventh Congressional District race

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Margaret Engebretson will move on to the General Election in November. 

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Johnson wins Republican Primary for Minnesota Governor

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County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has beaten former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota's Republican primary for governor, derailing Pawlenty's bid to reclaim his old job.

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Tim Walz wins Minnesota primary for Democratic Gubernatorial race

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Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor.

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Evers wins Wisconsin's Democratic Primary for Governor

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This is a developing story, and we will have more information as results come in. 

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Radinovich captures 8th Congressional District primary

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Radinovich ran against Kirsten Kennedy, Michelle Lee, Jason Metsa, and Soren Sorensen in a crowded DFL race. 

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Stauber captures 8th Congressional District Republican primary

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Stauber received endorsements  from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Republican Party. 

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  • Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

    Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:43:00 GMT
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    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind Trump to survive.
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind Trump to survive.
  • Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST'"

    Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST'"

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:22:37 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:13:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE- In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump insisted Sund...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE- In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump insisted Sund...
    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.
    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.
  • The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

    The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Sunday, August 19 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-08-19 16:01:59 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:03:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.
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