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March 21, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
March 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune file photo 

Traffic on state Highway 23 is shown where the four-lane meets the two-lane section between New London and Paynesville.
Making the pitch: Highway 23 Coalition seeks state and federal funding
March 9, 2018 - 9:49am
Highway 23 Coalition seeks state and federal funding
March 9, 2018 - 9:39am
February 26, 2018
Patricia Wolff, American Farm Bureau senior director of congressional relations, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many positive aspects for agriculture. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Tax reform positive for farmers, ranchers
February 26, 2018 - 7:27am
February 19, 2018
Rick Nolan
Where does Nolan's campaign cash go?: Retiring congressman has more than $500K on hand
February 19, 2018 - 6:46pm
February 16, 2018
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
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
Rick Nolan
Nolan reflects on retirement, look forward to family time
February 11, 2018 - 7:31am
February 9, 2018
Nolan announcement upends election landscape
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced Friday morning that he is retiring at the end of his fourth term. In this file photo from May of 2014, Nolan gives remarks about the death of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar at his Duluth office. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan to retire from Congress, leaving a legacy of coalition building in fractured district
February 9, 2018 - 7:02pm
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
A television monitor displays House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaking on the House floor, during a news conference she was supposed to attend on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2018. Pelosi, the Democratic leader, broke records on Wednesday with an extended speech opposing the budget deal because it ignores recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Nancy Pelosi's filibuster-style speech tops six hours in bid to force immigration votes
February 7, 2018 - 4:23pm
February 2, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith delivers the weekly Democratic address, released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She mostly responded to things President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union Speech a few days earlier. Photo taken from Senate Democdratic video
Newly sworn-in Minn. senator says Democrats willing to work 'in good faith' with Trump
February 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
January 26, 2018
Minnesota Rep. Matt Dean watches governor candidate Jeff Johnson after Dean announced he was dropping out of the race to support Johnson. The announcement came Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, less than two weeks before Republican precinct cauces attenders will vote in a straw poll for governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Caucuses important step in political process
January 26, 2018 - 11:10am
January 23, 2018
American Opinion: These were the true heroes of the shutdown debacle
January 23, 2018 - 10:43pm
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