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May 25, 2018
North Branch Mayor Kirsten Kennedy is running for Minnesota's 8th District congressional seast. (Tyler Schank / Forum News Service)
DFL's Kennedy says she 'serious' about 8th District run
17 hours 57 min ago
UPDATED: Filings for local offices
19 hours 1 min ago
President Donald Trump walks back into the Oval Office after remarking on the cancellation of the North Korea summit meeting while at a signing ceremony for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, May 24, 2018. Trump has notified Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he has canceled their much-anticipated meeting, which was set for June 12. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump sounds optimistic tone about future North Korea talks day after canceling summit
19 hours 25 min ago
MIchelle Fischbach takes the oath as Minnesota lieutenant governor Friday, May 25, 2018, from Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson. Her father, Tom St. Martin, holds a Bible as Fischbach's son and daughter, Bryce Fischbach and Brianna Eisenbacher, look on. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Sworn in as lieutenant governor, Fischbach’s resignation leaves Minn. Senate tied
20 hours 26 min ago
Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg acquired his wealth in the post-Soviet era's oil and gas industry. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrey Rudakov
Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration
21 hours 11 min ago
FILE -- Paul Manafort, center, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, arrives with his wife Kathleen Manafort, for his arraignment hearing at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2018. A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of Trump pardoning two of his former top advisers, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, with their lawyers last year, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions (Al Drago/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Paul Manafort's Virginia trial delayed two weeks
23 hours 26 min ago
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Want to win the lottery in Minnesota? History provides some tips
May 25, 2018 - 7:45am
May 24, 2018
Dave Hunter, executive director of the North Dakota Retirement Investment Office, presents the latest information on the state's Legacy Fund to members of the Legacy and Budget Stabilization Fund Advisory Board on Thursday at the state Capitol in Bismarck. In the background, from left, is Rep. Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere, Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger and Eric Hardmeyer, president of the Bank of North Dakota.  Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
ND Legacy Fund earnings from $4.3 billion in principal reach over $1 billion
May 24, 2018 - 10:23pm
FILE - Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2018. Top officials at the Justice Department have privately expressed concern that Nunes is mining sensitive government secrets for information to weaponize against the special counsel, Robert Mueller. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe
May 24, 2018 - 3:46pm
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One to leave the White House, in Washington, May 23, 2018. Trump was slated to visit Long Island in New York to discuss immigration and gang violence. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump cancels June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
May 24, 2018 - 11:38am
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo / Photo courtesy of the Houston Police Department website.
Houston police chief 'hit rock bottom' after Santa Fe shooting. Then came a nasty feud with the NRA.
May 24, 2018 - 10:00am
President Donald Trump at a roundtable discussion on immigration and gangs at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, N.Y., May 23, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump says NFL owners 'doing the right thing' on national anthem policy
May 24, 2018 - 7:09am
May 23, 2018
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht delivers the annual State of the City Address in February night during a City Council meeting. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Albrecht eyes fourth term: Mayor files for re-election to lead city
May 23, 2018 - 6:59pm
Joe Vene leads an audience in singing the "Star Spangled Banner." (Pioneer file photo)
Former County Commissioner Vene files for Bemidji mayor
May 23, 2018 - 6:06pm
FILE -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves the Capitol after a closed meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee, in Washington, June 21, 2017. For months, President Donald Trump has insisted he is eager to make the case to the Mueller, that he has done nothing wrong. But the questions that Mueller wants to ask the president show why Trump’s lawyers have countered that an interview would be a minefield for him to navigate. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Special counsel sets in motion sentencing process for Papadopoulos
May 23, 2018 - 5:07pm