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February 23, 2018
Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. speaks at the State of the Band on Friday at Seven Clans Casino. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
A call for hope and unity: Seki delivers Red Lake State of the Band address
8 hours 24 min ago
Minnesota Senator Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28. He scheduled the event to say "thank you" and tell Minnesotans that his voice won't be quieted despite his resignation amidst sexual abuse allegations. His last day in office will be Jan. 2.  He will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Al Franken: What's next? 'I'm not quite ready to answer yet.'
8 hours 56 min ago
Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Donald Trump's presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, arrives to the E. Barrett Prettyman federal court in Washington, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, who was indicted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, is expected to plead guilty on Friday, according to people familiar with his plea agreement, a move that signals he is cooperating with the investigation. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates plans to plead guilty to 2 charges
13 hours 14 min ago
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
15 hours 9 min ago
February 22, 2018
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
'No reason' for inaction: Minn., N.D. leaders add to gun debate
February 22, 2018 - 8:56pm
Legislature moves quickly to fund its work after Dayton veto
February 22, 2018 - 6:49pm
Hundreds of people jammed into the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to urge state lawmakers to pass bills to prevent gun violence. About 1,000 people filled the rotunda and nearby areas. Don Davis / Forum News Service
1,000 crowd Minn. Capitol to urge gun violence actions
February 22, 2018 - 5:40pm
Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in New York in an April 24, 2017 file photo. Gates was expected to surrender to federal authorities on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, after a person close to the case said the first charges were filed in a special counsel investigation. (Damon Winter/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
February 22, 2018 - 5:14pm
Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, leaves the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2017. Mueller has charged an attorney with making a false statement when he was interviewed about work he did with a Donald Trump presidential campaign adviser six years ago. The attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, was expected to appear in court on Feb. 20, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
February 22, 2018 - 3:57pm
President Donald Trump during a meeting with state and local officials on school safety inside the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 22, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump appears to back raising assault rifle age to 21, presses case for arming some teachers
February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association chief, takes the stage to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 22, 2018. LaPierre, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since last week’s deadly school shooting, defended gun ownership while criticizing the news media, Democrats and the FBI. (Pete Marovich/The New York Times)
After silence on Parkland, NRA pushes back against law enforcement, media, gun-control advocates
February 22, 2018 - 11:05am
Rep. Erin May Quade
Minnesota House sex harassment training criticized
February 22, 2018 - 10:09am
February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump participates in a discussion that included survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 21, 2018. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation,” Trump said at the event's outset, adding that his administration would be “very strong on background checks.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers
February 21, 2018 - 9:48pm
President Donald Trump holds a card with questions during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
February 21, 2018 - 7:58pm
(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discuss the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M on Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 21, 2018 - 7:40pm