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December 13, 2017
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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith holds the pheasant she shot while joining Rep. Collin Peterson during the 2016 Governor's Pheasant Opener hosted by Montevideo. Peterson applauded the appointment of Smith to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota, crediting her with being "a good shot."
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
12 hours 53 min ago
Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is accompanied by his wife, Louise, at an Election Night gathering of his supporters in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 12, 2017. Jones, a former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Democrats call for halt to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate
17 hours 49 min ago
December 12, 2017
Roy Moore, the Republican senate nominee, arrives on horseback to vote at his polling station in Gallant, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday to settle a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns in state history. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Voting underway in contentious Alabama Senate race
December 12, 2017 - 2:26pm
December 8, 2017
Smith won't be in Willmar today; schedule change likely linked to Franken's Senate seat vacancy
December 8, 2017 - 7:14am
November 28, 2017
President Donald Trump is flanked by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), before joining Republican senators for a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 28, 2017. Senate Republicans' tax code overhaul bill will face a key test when the Senate Budget Committee meets to consider the measure later in the afternoon. (Doug Mills/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Republican tax bill advances in Senate
November 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
November 26, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. (Forum News Service file photo)
Franken says he doesn't remember photos, plans return to Senate
November 26, 2017 - 6:25pm
November 23, 2017
FILE-- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Nov. 16, when a radio newscaster accused Franken of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Franken almost immediately released an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
November 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
November 15, 2012
Majority leader names Senate committee chairs
November 15, 2012 - 9:58am
November 7, 2012
UPDATE: Newman reelected in Senate 18, Urdahl in House 18A
November 7, 2012 - 8:49am
November 6, 2012
Update 8:20 p.m.: No surprise as Klobuchar takes U.S. Senate victory
November 6, 2012 - 8:11pm
November 5, 2012
Kurt Bills and Amy Klobuchar debate for the final time in their U.S. Senate race Sunday night. The debate is to be televised tonight on Minnesota public television stations. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
November 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
Mary Sawatzky, from left, and Zack Liebl listen as Rep. Bruce Vogel answers a panel question Friday during a Willmar Chamber business forum at the Willmar Conference Center which included all of the candidates for Senate 17 and House 17B. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Candidates find plenty to spar about
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2012
Newman, Schiroo seeking Senate 18 seat
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Newman, Schiroo seeking Senate 18 seat: Scott Newman
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2012
State Rep. Kurt Bills and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar are shown before a debate this summer. (Forum Communications file photo)
Klobuchar, Bills look at budget through different lenses
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am