MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Sunday, Feb. 10, announced her bid for president surrounded by thousands of supporters bundled up against the winter cold. Against Minneapolis skyline blurred by heavy snowfall, Klobuchar, 58, became the latest to join a crowded Democratic field of candidates vying to win the party's nomination and take on President Donald Trump in 2020. National polls show the third-term senator will have work to do in pulling ahead of the pack. But with a message of unity and Minnesota grit, Klobuchar said she was up to the task.
ST. PAUL -- Country music star Garth Brooks will spend some extra time in the Twin Cities next spring, he announced Monday. Brooks in a conference call Dec. 17 with Gov. Mark Dayton and reporters said he'd add a concert on May 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday, Dec. 20. The announcement of additional shows came days after Dayton on Twitter asked Brooks to extend his visit, saying 50,000 people tried to get tickets to the May 4 show but it sold out within an hour.