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February 12, 2018
Kirsten Hagen Kennedy, running for 8th U.S. Congressional seat
Mayor announces run for Congress in northern Minn.
February 12, 2018 - 9:07pm
February 11, 2018
Brandon Kaisersatt, vice president of operations for the Short Stop stations in Duluth, stands next to some of the flavored tobacco products for sale at the Short Stop in Duluth on Feb. 7 as he explains the impact removing the products will have on his business. Kaiseratt says tobacco products account for about 30 percent of his total retail sales. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Sour taste: Duluth could tighten down on sales of flavored tobacco products
February 11, 2018 - 4:18pm
Rick Nolan
Nolan reflects on retirement, look forward to family time
February 11, 2018 - 7:31am
February 10, 2018
Washington County commissioner Karla Bigham Courtesy of Washington County
Minnesota's Monday special elections may be peek at what's to come this fall
February 10, 2018 - 7:39am
February 9, 2018
Nolan announcement upends election landscape
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 8, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul briefly speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Melina Mara / Washington Post)
Government shuts down as budget bill stalls in Congress
February 8, 2018 - 11:56pm
February 7, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not the type of leader to make America proud
February 7, 2018 - 6:17am
February 6, 2018
Rachel Buttenhoff reports numbers from the Bemidji Republican Caucus to the state party office for a straw poll on Minnesota gubernatorial candidates on Tuesday night at Bemidji High School. (Matthew Liedke | Bemidji Pioneer)
Early election excitement: DFL, GOP members hyped for full 2018 ballot
February 6, 2018 - 9:43pm
House members leave after voting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 22, 2018. The House gave final approval to a measure that would fund the federal government for another three weeks, ending a three-day old shutdown. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
House passes another spending patch as top party leaders finalize two-year budget deal
February 6, 2018 - 7:50pm
February 5, 2018
DFL, GOP leaders agree: Participate
February 5, 2018 - 9:55pm
Nick Leonard
Fellow Democrat Nick Leonard to challenge Tina Smith for Senate seat
February 5, 2018 - 9:22pm
February 4, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s not Trump alone who threatens this country
February 4, 2018 - 10:55am
Precinct caucuses start the sorting of candidates to become Minnesota governor
February 4, 2018 - 8:15am
February 2, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We must remain stalwart in defending civic traditions
February 2, 2018 - 10:05am
February 1, 2018
Trump administration tears down regulations to speed drilling on public land
February 1, 2018 - 4:39pm