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May 1, 2018
Sen. Al Franken speaks to friends and supporters on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Minneapolis, making his first public appearance in Minnesota since announcing he was going to resign after numerous women accused him of sexual harassment. Franken edged back into the spotlight Tuesday, speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Lisbon, Portugal. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Former Minn. Sen. Al Franken returns back into the spotlight
May 1, 2018 - 5:52pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 25, 2018
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.     Submitted photo
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
April 25, 2018 - 11:29am
April 11, 2018
Minnesota legislative bill puts focus on crimes against Native American women
April 11, 2018 - 6:53pm
Millionaire Rob Undersander tells a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that he accepted food stamps for 19 months as a test to see if someone who does not need the aid can receive it. With him is Rep. Jeff Howe of Rockville, who has a bill to figure assets into determining whether food stamps should be issues. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Democratic legislators furious after Minnesota millionaire gets food stamps to prove a point
April 11, 2018 - 6:13pm
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa
Minnesota GOP senators propose mental health initiatives
April 11, 2018 - 5:54pm
April 10, 2018
Klobuchar questions Facebook's Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill
April 10, 2018 - 9:58pm
DeCarla Tripp, a Ramsey County mother, discusses what she called the unfair removal of one of her children from her custody during a news conference Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the State Capitol in St. Paul in support of legislation that would create new oversight of child protective services and new protections for black families who are disproportionately in the system. Christopher Magan / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Black children are disproportionately removed from their families: Minnesota lawmakers seek legislative fix
April 10, 2018 - 7:54pm
April 8, 2018
The White Earth Tribal Council dances its way to the front stage prior to the start of the State of the Band speech by Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, left. He is followed by Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason and council members Kathy Lynn Goodwin, Punky Clark and Umsy Tibbetts (the last two are partially hidden). Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander (center) was one of three area sheriffs that attended the event. Nathan Bowe / Tribune
White Earth State of the Nation: Tribe is determined to win opioid battle
April 8, 2018 - 8:47pm
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after he spoke to Republican Minnesota House members. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Saying Minnesota has lost its way, Pawlenty launches run for governor
April 8, 2018 - 8:39pm
Universal pre-K, gun reform and affordable housing: Area legislators talk issues at town halls in DL, Frazee
April 8, 2018 - 8:36pm
April 5, 2018
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Cheep shot? Minn. mayor ruffles feathers by blocking sale of chicks from hardware store
April 5, 2018 - 6:57am
April 2, 2018
Sen. Tina Smith’s staff to visit DL Tuesday for Constituent Services Tour
April 2, 2018 - 3:33pm
March 28, 2018
Bonnie Murphy, with 9-month-old daughter Charlotte, enjoy the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, March 28, 2018. They traveled from Mankato to St. Paul to rally in favor of improved relations with state child care regulators. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care workers say state inspectors too finicky
March 28, 2018 - 6:54pm
Gov. Mark Dayton watches Danna MacKenzie on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, discuss broadband needs in rural Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton pushes for more broadband expansion money
March 28, 2018 - 1:17pm
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