Bill aims to add 1200 acres of land to Prairie Island Indian Community

A new bill in Congress, introduced by Minnesota Representatives Angie Craig and Jim Hagerdorn and co-sponsered by Representative Betty McCollum, aims to add land to the Prairie Island Indian Community and compensate them for yeas of flooding caused by a dam in the Mississippi River.

Trump announces permanent 'cease-fire' in Syria

President Donald Trump is claiming "big success" along the Turkey-Syria border as the United States winds down its military commitment in Syria, where a civil war has raged for eight years.

Poll: Klobuchar, other Democrats lead Trump in Minnesota

Four Democratic presidential contenders, including U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, hold leads over President Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups in Minnesota, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune/Mason Dixon poll of voters in Minnesota.

Vice President Pence says Turkey agrees to cease-fire in Syria

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone roughly 20 miles south of the Turkish border, in what appeared to be a significant embrace of Turkey's position in the week-long conflict.

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68.

Democratic debate: Biden defends son on Ukraine questions

Joe Biden defended his son against President Donald Trump's criticism at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, contending Trump is going after the son because he fears facing the former vice president who would "beat him like a drum."