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Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
Fox News crew 'watched in disbelief' as Montana's Greg Gianforte 'slammed' and 'punched' reporter
Opening eyes to danger on the road
Park Rapids woman serves up second helping of food stories with memoir
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
April 16, 2017
Franken's rising national profile is no joke
Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members of the U.S. Senate. Which...
April 16, 2017 - 10:30pm
Midwest Opinion: Pres. Obama opening to Cuba is a welcome step
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is being welcomed by congressional Democrats and Republicans, despite demonstrably foolish...
March 16, 2016 - 3:00am
Video: Wye 2 U.S. Senators came to Willmar Friday
U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Franken were in Willmar Nov. 13 for the formal announcement of the $10 million TIGER Grant for the Willmar wye that...
November 16, 2015 - 9:37am
October 27, 2015
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar wye project
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and Seventh District Rep. Collin Peterson Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant...
October 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
September 4, 2015
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’ to education
ST. PAUL — Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving...
September 4, 2015 - 12:36am
April 13, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Franken, Klobuchar should join swing Democrats on Iran bill
President Barack Obama would do America a great service if he were to show the courage of his convictions, and seek Congress' approval of his nuclear agreement with Iran. And Minnesota's senators would do the president a great service if they were to help persuade him to make...
April 13, 2015 - 5:14am
November 5, 2014
Franken easily wins re-election to U.S. Senate
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans after winning his re-election contest Tuesday, and...
November 5, 2014 - 10:15am
November 4, 2014
Media projects Franken wins U.S. Senate race in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans as major news networks projected him to win his re-election...
November 4, 2014 - 8:57pm
October 23, 2014
Letter: Disappointing national leaders
First, I want to thank all those that have chosen to put themselves and families through the process of running for elected office. Second, I am so disappointed in the decisions that have been made in Washington, D.C. These people have been elected to first and foremost to defend...
October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
October 10, 2014
Clinton stumps for Dayton and Franken
MINNEAPOLIS — Worried that turnout will fall without a president on the ballot, Minnesota Democrats brought their party’s hottest star to...
October 10, 2014 - 11:41pm
September 1, 2014
Incumbent vs. newcomer partially defines Senate race
FALCON HEIGHTS — Al Franken sat with a dozen St. Cloud workforce leaders to accept their thanks for working on a bill they say will help Minnesotans seeking jobs. Mike McFadden answered questions on a Twin Cities radio station at the Minnesota State Fair, while just out of his...
September 1, 2014 - 10:53pm
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans finally pick McFadden as Senate 2014 nominee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition.
June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
May 31, 2014
Dahlberg holds GOP Senate lead as convention recesses until Sat. morning
By Don Davis Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged early today as...
May 31, 2014 - 5:00am
April 29, 2014
Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.
April 29, 2014 - 1:25pm
June 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn.-area veterans provide input on VA backlog and Sen. Franken's proposed solutions
WILLMAR - Area veterans with a long history of military service and leadership roles in veterans groups weighed in on Sen. Al Franken's proposals...
June 20, 2013 - 11:52pm