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January 12, 2018
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing during the 2017 FarmFest in southwestern Minnesota. Members listened to the public's thoughts about what should be in a new farm bill due for debate in 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
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 senators boarding buses headed to a private meeting at the White House outside Capitol Building in Washington, April 26, 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues
January 2, 2018 - 5:30am
December 24, 2017
Minnesota 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan and his daughter Katherine Bensen have come together over the past three years in her fight against lung cancer. (Nolan family photo)
'Enjoy life and make the best of every day': Nolan, daughter discuss her fight with lung cancer
December 24, 2017 - 6:10am
December 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 8, 2017
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, stands at the podium Wednesday on Capitol Hill while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., second right, responds to the media during a news conference unveiling legislation to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson
 Melina Mara / The Washington Post
Tribune Editorial: Sen Franken made the right decision to resign
December 8, 2017 - 6:50am
December 7, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
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
Text of Franken resignation speech
December 7, 2017 - 12:52pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., shown during a committee meeting in March 2017, says he's ashamed and embarrassed by allegations he groped women. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Analysis: Franken resignation sounded strikingly similar to 2008 apology
December 7, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Timeline of Franken sexual misconduct allegations
December 7, 2017 - 11:11am
December 6, 2017
How the U.S. tax plan plays out in Minnesota
December 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 1, 2017
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) during deliberations over tax legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. Senate Republican leaders now plan to vote on their tax legislation on Friday; they still do not have firm commitments from enough senators to ensure the bill will pass. (Justin Gilliland/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Contradicted by deficit study, Republican plan in disarray
December 1, 2017 - 6:56am
November 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R), right, delivers remarks while U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R), listens during a panel in Mitchell in this file photo. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
SD senator: Doubling child tax credit will have 'tremendous impact' for families
November 30, 2017 - 5:07pm
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