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November 17, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota listens to health experts give suggestions Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, about how to improve rural health care. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken talk abounds, but senator quiet
November 17, 2017 - 7:41pm
Lucy Kennedy of West St. Paul, Minn., holds the sign of the day Friday, Nov. 17,2017, at a state Capitol rally for sexual assault preventioin. With her is Sen. Patricia Torres Ray of Minneapolis. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Sexual harassment cure includes electing 'women in high places'
November 17, 2017 - 6:07pm
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman listens to a question as he announces individual health insurance policy rates on Monday, Oct. 2, 2018. Many rates will fall slightly for 2018, but Minnesotans who receive state discounts this year will pay more next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Commerce commissioner resigns to launch attorney general bid
November 17, 2017 - 1:02pm
Minnesota state Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park talks to colleagues before a Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, legislative meeting about railroad delays. Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
November 17, 2017 - 12:32pm
Abby Honold, 22, poses for a photo with Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Courtesy Abby Honold.
Sen. Al Franken championed a Minnesota rape survivor's bill. Now she wants a new sponsor.
November 17, 2017 - 8:13am
November 16, 2017
Undated courtesy photo, circa Feb. 2015, of Ken Martin, who was re-elected in Feb. 2015 to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
Minnesotan leaders tough on Franken incident
November 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that he will take any representative who does not take sex harassment prevention training off their legislative committees. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Elected Minnesota officials surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Oct. 29, 2014, as Democrats launch a pre-election tour. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, many women political leaders criticized Franken for reports that he treated a female entertainer inapprorpiately. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
November 16, 2017 - 3:55pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Nov. 16, when a radio newscaster accused Franken of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Franken almost immediately released an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden. Al Drago / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Amy Klobuchar calls for ethics investigation of Al Franken: 'This should not have happened to Leann Tweeden'
November 16, 2017 - 3:50pm
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, pictured here in February 2017, recently said "stay tuned" when asked if she's considering a run for statewide office. Youssef Rddad / Forum News Service
Woodbury mayor for governor? 'Stay tuned,' she says
November 16, 2017 - 2:17pm
File photo: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) speaks to reporters at a news conference on health care at the Capitol in Washington, July 27, 2017. Justin Gilliland/Copyright 2017 The New York Times
GOP tax plan in trouble after Republican senator says he won't back it
November 16, 2017 - 7:09am
November 15, 2017
MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and Gov. MarkDayton talk to reporters Sept. 20, 2017, about health insurance. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton on sex harassment: 'I don't think you can prevent people from misbehaving, but there should be consequences'
November 15, 2017 - 7:15pm
Minn. loses bid for 2023 World Expo
November 15, 2017 - 11:49am
'Who are they gonna believe you or me?': Texas prosecutor fired after drunken Uber tirade
November 15, 2017 - 9:38am