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Minnesota likely sending first Somali-American to Congress; Johnson, Walz apparently to face off for governor

Tina Smith

May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
April 30, 2018
Richard Painter, professor and cable news commentator, announces on Monday, April 30, 2018, that he is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat. He faces U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in the Aug. 14 primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ex-Bush aide, TV commentator Painter in Senate race
April 30, 2018 - 12:34pm
April 17, 2018
Sun Country strands 250 travelers in Mexico, agrees to cover additional costs
April 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
April 16, 2018
Former FBI Director James Comey attends a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new FBI facility in Williston, N.D., with state and congressional leaders in June 2016. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump this week. Photo courtesy of FBI
Heitkamp: Comey interview underscores need to protect Mueller
April 16, 2018 - 9:07pm
April 14, 2018
U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea.  Ford Williams / Courtesy of the U.S. Navy
Trump's Syria strike wins N.D., Minn. leaders' backing, but will the next one?
April 14, 2018 - 1:49pm
April 10, 2018
Rep. Collin Peterson, D.-Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
April 10, 2018 - 6:47pm
March 13, 2018
Senators divided on Trump's fired secretary of state
March 13, 2018 - 9:48pm
March 10, 2018
Sen. John Hoeven
N.D. Republicans wary of Trump's tariffs while Minn.'s Smith celebrates
March 10, 2018 - 4:54pm
In a photo provided by the South Korean government, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, right, meets with South Korean envoys in Pyongyang, the capital, on Monday, March 5, 2018. Kim told the envoys that his country is willing to begin negotiations with the U.S. on abandoning its nuclear weapons and that it would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while engaged in such talks, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (The Blue House via The New York Times / New York Times copyright 2018)
Congressional leaders have cautious optimism for Trump-North Korea talks
March 10, 2018 - 4:24pm
February 23, 2018
Minnesota Senator Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28. He scheduled the event to say "thank you" and tell Minnesotans that his voice won't be quieted despite his resignation amidst sexual abuse allegations. His last day in office will be Jan. 2.  He will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Al Franken: What's next? 'I'm not quite ready to answer yet.'
February 23, 2018 - 5:53pm
February 22, 2018
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
'No reason' for inaction: Minn., N.D. leaders add to gun debate
February 22, 2018 - 8:56pm
February 17, 2018
Battles may loom about Fischbach, funding
February 17, 2018 - 10:15am
Trump budget cuts crop insurance and heating, boosts military and infrastructure
February 17, 2018 - 10:03am
February 5, 2018
Nick Leonard
Fellow Democrat Nick Leonard to challenge Tina Smith for Senate seat
February 5, 2018 - 9:22pm
Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman shows support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Nov. 6, 2016. File photo / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Bachmann not running: 'Not hearing any call from God'
February 5, 2018 - 6:29pm