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December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton responds to a question during a 2015 governor's candidate debate in Moorhead, Minn. File Photo / Forum News Service
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
Minnesota adds text-to-911 service statewide for users who can't call
December 5, 2017 - 1:19pm
Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
'It tears this community apart': Concerns raised over Minn. councilman's anti-immigrant Facebook activity
December 5, 2017 - 9:02am
FILE -- The sun rises over Valley of The Gods inside Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding Utah, Aug. 23, 2017. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 4, 2017, that he will dramatically reduce the size of a vast expanse of protected federal land in Utah, including Bears Ears National Monument, a rollback of some two million acres that is the largest in scale in the nation’s history. (Alex Goodlett/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
'The President Stole Your Land': Patagonia, REI blast Trump on national monument rollbacks
December 5, 2017 - 8:15am
FILE — Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the election, leaves the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2017. Copyright 2017 Doug Mills/The New York Times
Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank records, sources say
December 5, 2017 - 7:34am
December 4, 2017
A water-main break in in Oakdale on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, created a “giant” sinkhole on Interstate 694. Courtesy photo / City of Oakdale
UPDATE: 'Giant' sinkhole along interstate expected to snarl Twin Cities traffic til Friday
December 4, 2017 - 8:18pm
Dan Schoen
Amid sexual misconduct allegations, state Sen. Dan Schoen formally resigns, wants to stay a Cottage Grove cop
December 4, 2017 - 6:12pm
Despite adversity, Crosby man keeps making political impact
December 4, 2017 - 11:08am
ABC News apologizes for 'serious error' in Trump report, suspends Brian Ross for four weeks
December 4, 2017 - 10:50am
Corey Lewandowski, right, and another former member of Donald Trump's staff are largely admiring of the president in a campaign memoir, even as they chronicle their boss' voracious appetite for fast food and his explosive temper. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Inside Trump's campaign: New book tells of Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries
December 4, 2017 - 7:09am
Aboard Marine One, President Donald Trump returns to the White House in Washington after a day trip to New York City, Dec. 2, 2017. Trump said on Saturday that he had fired his former national security adviser, Flynn, who pleaded guilty the day before in connection with the Russia investigation, “because he lied to the vice president and the FBI.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Trump lawyer says president knew Flynn had given FBI the same account he gave to Pence
December 4, 2017 - 6:51am
December 2, 2017
Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and special counsel leading the Russia investigation, leaves after closed meetings with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 21, 2017. While officials at the White House were relieved the charges did not bear directly on the president, allies said he may consider ways to short-circuit the investigation. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Top FBI official on Russia probe said to have been removed after anti-Trump texts
December 2, 2017 - 3:10pm
Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and special counsel leading the Russia investigation, leaves after closed meetings with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 21, 2017. As Mueller announced charges in his inquiry this week, the conservative news media focused on what it saw as the scandal of President Donald Trump’s political opponents. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Inside the secretive nerve center of the Mueller investigation
December 2, 2017 - 3:03pm
Six Republican candidates for governor spoke Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at a forum sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter. The candidates are Matt Dean (left), Keith Downey, Mary Giuliani Stephens, Jeff Johnson, David Osmek and Phillip Parrish. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Republican governor candidates dish it out at Brainerd-area forum
December 2, 2017 - 12:29pm