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    The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former federal prosecutor Andy Luger as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota.

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    Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the crafting of a compromise five-year farm bill is a critical step toward providing support and certainty for Minnesota farmers.

  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is followed by reporters as she leaves a meeting of Senate Republicans regarding the government shutdown and debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Sens. Klobuchar, Collins predict a deal by Thursday

    Two senators working to cobble together a bipartisan budget solution predicted Sunday they will have a deal in place before Thursday's debt-ceiling deadline.

  • **FILE** Police in Chandler, Ariz., respond to a report of copper theft from a shopping plaza roof on Jan. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Senate moving to make copper theft a federal crime

    The Senate is moving to make metal theft a federal crime, with the Judiciary Committee poised to take action later this week on a bill that would impose a 10-year prison sentence on anyone caught stealing metal from telephone or cell towers, highway equipment or other critical infrastructure.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate votes to kill Obamacare-related tax

    The Senate on Thursday voted to repeal a sales tax on medical devices that is part of President Obama's health-care law, a rare bipartisan attempt to strip away a section of the controversial reforms.

  • U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, addresses supporters Tuesday night. With a Democratic governor and Democrats in control of the Legislature, Minnesota is heavily blue. (Associated Press)

    Minnesota GOP reassessing after slap-down at polls

    Two years after their party made historic inroads in a traditionally deep-blue state, Republicans in Minnesota find themselves again looking at a period of rebuilding.

  • Inside Politics

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday definitively ruled out a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate after ending his Republican bid for the White House a few days ago.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Christopher Bond, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., walk near the floor of the Senate during an unusual Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Klobuchar shines a light on medication shortage

    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is putting the spotlight on the growing shortage of medications, especially those used for treating cancer.

  • Federal officials go to probe collapse

    WASHINGTON (AP) Federal officials and Minnesota lawmakers will travel to the Twin Cities today to begin investigating the collapse of an interstate bridge into the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

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