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October 30, 2018
Karin Housley walks down the stairs after driving Les Anderson's combine on his corn farm in Welch, Minn.  For The Washington Post by Jenn Ackerman
Minnesota women battle for Senate among the politics of #MeToo
October 30, 2018 - 6:03pm
September 15, 2018
Tina Smith
Battle lines drawn in Minnesota's Senate race
September 15, 2018 - 12:35pm
February 23, 2018
Minnesota Senator Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28. He scheduled the event to say "thank you" and tell Minnesotans that his voice won't be quieted despite his resignation amidst sexual abuse allegations. His last day in office will be Jan. 2.  He will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Al Franken: What's next? 'I'm not quite ready to answer yet.'
February 23, 2018 - 5:53pm
January 16, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to about 75 Iowans, and one Missourian, during an Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. Tim Pawlenty talks to about 75 Republicans during a July 24, 2011, Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He spoke for about half an hour and answered questions for the same amount of time. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Tim Pawlenty: I won't run for Al Franken/Tina Smith U.S. Senate seat
January 16, 2018 - 3:49pm
January 5, 2018
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
Analysis: Peterson, Heitkamp vote often against party, Hoeven closer to party line
January 5, 2018 - 8:50pm
January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
File photo of Michele Bachmann greeting the crowd after winning the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2011. (Eric Thayer/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Michele Bachmann tells televangelist she might run for Al Franken's Senate seat
January 2, 2018 - 2:04pm
December 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
December 30, 2017 - 7:32am
December 28, 2017
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28. The Democrat scheduled the event to say "thank you" and tell Minnesotans that his voice won't be quieted despite his resignation amidst sexual abuse allegations. His last day in office will be Jan. 2. He will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Franken bids farewell to supporters
December 28, 2017 - 9:22pm
In this file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., met with stakeholders in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday, Aug. 22 to discuss ways to increase investments in workforce development to help employers find enough trained workers to fill open high-skills, high-demand jobs. File photo / Forum News Service
Franken plans event for supporters as poll suggests voters want him to stay
December 28, 2017 - 9:51am
December 24, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Sexual harassment, opioids lead list of top MN stories in 2017
December 24, 2017 - 8:30am
December 23, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 22, 2017
Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach, R- Paynesville. Fishbach is president of the Minnesota Senate. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Senate)
Fischbach advised to quit Senate: Minnesota solicitor general says state senator can’t also be lieutenant governor
December 22, 2017 - 12:09am
December 21, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is accompanied by his wife, Franni Bryson, as he arrives at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Franken announced Thursday he would resign from the Senate after his support among Democrats crumbled, becoming the highest-profile casualty in the growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions. (Zach Gibson/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
'We're losing the war for truth': Sen. Franken denounces Trump, GOP in final floor speech
December 21, 2017 - 3:11pm