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January 22, 2018
Rick Rayburn of Rutledge, Minn. points to the paperwork he was given when signing up for MNSure health insurance. After signing up for the insurance Rick and his wife Rose were placed on medical assistance. Once on MA, without notification from the State of Minnesota, liens were placed on their property to recover the costs of the insurance. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Minnesotans fight to change federal law allowing government to recover estates for Medicaid costs
January 22, 2018 - 6:00am
January 20, 2018
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
ND senator one of few Democrats to vote for short-term funding bill; Klobuchar said Senate working on agreement
January 20, 2018 - 12:35pm
Tribune File Photo
Review suggests intersections safety fixes on Hwy. 23 near New London
January 20, 2018 - 6:19am
January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
January 19, 2018 - 2:43pm
John Fowler, the chief executive of Supreme Pharmaceuticals, with bags of trimmed leaves to be sold for oil extracts, in Tiverton, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 20, 2017. (Cole Burston/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trudeau's strict branding rules will take fun out of legal weed in Canada
January 19, 2018 - 12:34pm
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House passes stopgap spending bill, but a government shutdown still looms
January 19, 2018 - 6:54am
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
January 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
A B-52H Stratofortress bomber prepares to land at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on January 16, 2018.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger
In a rarity, the Air Force temporarily deploys three kinds of bombers to the Pacific
January 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China
January 18, 2018 - 7:15am
From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
January 18, 2018 - 7:06am
January 17, 2018
MNsure: Record enrollment for insurance through exchange went smoothly
January 17, 2018 - 8:22pm
Patty Schachtner of Somerset, Wis., is the new state senator from far western Wisconsin. Forum News Service file photo
Democrat takes surprise win in Wis. state senate race along Minn. border that drew national attention
January 17, 2018 - 6:20pm
President Donald Trump hugs Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after announcing the first U.S. assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn in the East Room of the White House in Washington on July 26, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Analysis: Unexpected defeat in rural Wis. special election sets off GOP alarm bells
January 17, 2018 - 10:06am
The National Park Service Advisory Board members who just quit en masse said they tried unsuccessfully to engage with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seen here at an event in Washington, D.C., in September. Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson
Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration
January 17, 2018 - 7:04am