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May 5, 2017
Lobbyists and others are silhouetted Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Minnesota Senate Building. Many people were hanging around hallways as much of the activity was occuring in private meetings after most conference committees wrapped up. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Local government pay more for lobbyists
May 5, 2017 - 12:20pm
April 28, 2017
President Donald Trump looks up while talking to astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Minnesotans mixed on Trump's first 100 days
April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
April 19, 2017
U.S. Sen.  Al Franken. File photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Franken says new farm bill should address dairy struggles
April 19, 2017 - 1:13pm
April 14, 2017
Amtrak's Empire Builder train makes a stop in Fargo on its way from Chicago to Seattle. File photo.
If Trump's budget passes, Amtrak service could end in ND, MN
April 14, 2017 - 10:25pm
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 12, 2017
Minnesota senators press United Airlines about passenger dragged from plane
April 12, 2017 - 1:09pm
April 11, 2017
Doug Burgum makes a victory speech in the Republican primary for North Dakota governor Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Ecce Gallery in downtown Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Burgum third most-popular governor, Dayton 25th, poll says
April 11, 2017 - 4:42pm
April 7, 2017
A Minnesota House committee meets during the first half of the 2017 legislative session. Many decsions lawmakers make are not controversial. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Who says lawmakers can't agree?
April 7, 2017 - 3:05pm
March 14, 2017
Minnesota notebook: Franken asks Trump to pay attention to bird flu
March 14, 2017 - 4:34pm
March 12, 2017
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's winning entry, the "Right to Bear Arms Hotdish," included actual bear meat. It was one of 10 entries in this year's Hotdish Competition hosted by Sen. Al Franken. Special to Forum News Service
Peterson's staff cooks up a winner in senator's hotdish competition
March 12, 2017 - 10:30am
March 10, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp
ND, Minn. delegations discuss wiretapping claims, travel ban and more
March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
March 8, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
U.S. Rep. Peterson roars to “Hotdish Off” win thanks to bear meat
March 8, 2017 - 10:59pm
March 3, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Capitol Chatter: Franken question leads to Sessions' spotlight
March 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 30, 2017
David Moody, Willmar, Minn., Unitarian Universalist Church congregation president, makes an annoucement Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Bihi's Restaurant. Moody wanted to let everyone at the restaurant know they were there to talk to peole in the Somali community and maintain unity. Briana Sanchez / Forum News Service
Muslim ban reaches Minnesota as Trump order brings confusion
January 30, 2017 - 7:37pm
November 7, 2016
Minnesota Duluth students Catrina Fjerstad (from left), Lindsey Tilton and Michelle Fitzgerald pose for a selfie with U.S. Senator Al Franken after giving him a hat from the organization Love Your Melon during an event at the Kirby Student Center on the UMD campus Sunday afternoon. Love Your Melon is a hat company that has the goal to donate a hat to every child that is battling cancer in America. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Franken, Larson stump for Clinton at UMD
November 7, 2016 - 9:45am