Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet.

In gov race, different views on incentive programs

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines.

Harkin welcomes Clinton--and offers some questions

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton is due to make her first visit to Iowa in more than than six years, and host Tom Harkin offered a gracious—if somber—greeting Sunday.

Hillary Clinton to Iowa: I’m back.

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House bid Sunday before a festive crowd of 6,000 in this pivotal state, presenting herself as a child and champion of the still-struggling middle class.

Missouri farming rights measure survives recount

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

A recount of a Missouri farming rights amendment appears to have confirmed its passage.

New coalition pushes for transportation spending

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Wisconsin's highways are aging, congestion is worsening in Milwaukee, Madison and other urban areas and there is demand for public transit, even in rural areas, that isn't being met.

Walker promising to cut taxes, require drug tests

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker's promises for a second term include cutting property and income taxes for individuals, requiring drug tests for those seeking unemployment and food stamp benefits and freezing tuition at technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System.

Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet.

Poll gives Dayton large lead in governor race

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton holds a strong lead over Republican Jeff Johnson in his bid for a second term, but plenty of voters haven't made up their minds yet, according to a statewide poll published Sunday.