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February 20, 2018
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 23, 2018. Many policies that he has approved are downright ordinary by the standards of modern Republican administrations. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts
February 20, 2018 - 9:42am
Tribune file photo of Willmar wind turbines
One Willmar wind turbine could stand still for weeks awaiting replacement part
February 20, 2018 - 7:43am
FILE — David Shulkin, the Trump administration’s choice to head Veterans Affairs, at his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 1, 2017. An inspector general’s report released on Feb. 14, 2018 found “serious derelictions” in Shulkin’s 10-day, $122,000 business trip to Europe, which included airfare for his wife and extensive sightseeing. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a 'reprieve' from scandals
February 20, 2018 - 7:14am
The Willmar Power Plant (Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo)
Staff losses lead to changes at Willmar Power Plant
February 20, 2018 - 6:36am
February 19, 2018
Minn. state officials make progress on elder abuse complaints
February 19, 2018 - 9:40pm
Rick Nolan
Where does Nolan's campaign cash go?: Retiring congressman has more than $500K on hand
February 19, 2018 - 6:46pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at the White House on Feb. 16, 2018. (Tom Brenner/ Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
President Trump expresses support for senators' gun bill
February 19, 2018 - 12:15pm
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2018. Trump, in a series of angry and defiant tweets on Feb. 18, sought to shift the blame to Democrats for Russia’s virtual war to meddle in the 2016 election, saying that President Barack Obama had not done enough to stop the interference and denying that he had ever suggested that Moscow might not have been involved. (Tom Brenner/ Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump lashes out over Russia probe in weekend tweetstorm
February 19, 2018 - 7:22am
Undated courtesy photo from the 2017-18 legislative session of Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center. Cornish and state Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, both announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 that they would resign after sexual harassment allegations against each surfaced earlier in the month. Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
With Tony Cornish gone, what happens with House committee that focuses on guns and cops?
February 19, 2018 - 7:20am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Leo Louwagie, left, and Jens Skalbeck participate in a Willmar Community Education and Recreation tennis camp at Willmar Middle School in this July 2016 file photo.
Willmar council questions community ed, rec partnership
February 19, 2018 - 6:33am
February 17, 2018
President Donald Trump told lawmakers last month he would sign any immigration bill that made it to his desk. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise
February 17, 2018 - 3:11pm
At a gathering outside the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, Gillian Beard cries as she is held by speaker Peter Reed, whose daughter was killed during the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. Washington Post photo by Clarence Williams
Outside NRA Headquarters, hundreds gather in vigil and protest
February 17, 2018 - 12:54pm
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Jan. 23, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'
February 17, 2018 - 12:13pm
Scott Jensen of St. Anthony, Minn., shows off a 28.5-inch walleye he caught in June 2017 on Mille Lacs Lake. Walleye regulations on Mille Lacs need to be structured to minimize the impact on local resorts and others businesses that suffer when walleye season is closed, as it was during portions of last year's open water season, said state Rep. Dan Fabian, R-Roseau, assistant House majority leader. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Mille Lacs stands to be a focus of Minn. legislative session, lawmaker says
February 17, 2018 - 10:55am