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Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's job. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Senate president plans to keep that job and become Minnesota lieutenant governor
1 hour 13 min ago
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton names Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken
1 hour 35 min ago
Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy
2 hours 15 min ago
Omarosa Manigault, pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in February, will leave her White House post on Jan. 20. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
3 hours 57 min ago
Doug Jones stands for a photograph Tuesday with voters outside a polling location in Bessemer, Ala. Jones won his bid for the U.S. Senate. Nicole Craine / Bloomberg
Analysis: Doug Jones victory in Alabama will likely speed up Republican tax train
6 hours 49 min ago
Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to bicker over what happened in Alabama
6 hours 56 min ago
Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
7 hours 57 min ago
December 12, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. File photo / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to name Franken replacement for Senate on Wednesday
19 hours 9 min ago
Jail assessment presented to Beltrami County Board
20 hours 44 min ago
December 11, 2017
Grand Forks Public Health director Deborah Swanson, right, meets with  Michael Dulitz, center, a specified opiate response project coordinator, and Curtis Scanson, left, social detox coordinator. They have been brought on board to oversee the county's response to substance abuse. They now fill roles that likely would not have existed at the public health center of a generation ago. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Healthy questions: For measuring region's health outcomes, questions are complicated
December 11, 2017 - 9:00am
December 9, 2017
Blackduck City Council approves budget
December 9, 2017 - 6:43pm
December 8, 2017
FILE — Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and fellow Republicans rally against a Democratic health insurance reform bill, outside Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 17, 2009. Franks, one of the most ardent conservatives in Congress, was planning to resign from Congress on Dec. 7, 2017, according to a Republican official familiar with his decision. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Rep. Trent Franks, facing ethics investigation, says he will resign immediately
December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser, before a news conference with President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 12, 2017. (Al Drago/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, to depart White House
December 8, 2017 - 12:47pm
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., seen in May 2013 in Washington, D.C., has resigned effective Jan. 31. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Arizona Rep. Franks to resign, says he asked female staff to bear his child
December 8, 2017 - 7:06am
December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm