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George Washington. Library of Congress.
The epic bender to celebrate George Washington and the newly finished U.S. Constitution
2 hours 30 min ago
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
Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Donald Trump's presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, arrives to the E. Barrett Prettyman federal court in Washington, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, who was indicted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, is expected to plead guilty on Friday, according to people familiar with his plea agreement, a move that signals he is cooperating with the investigation. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates plans to plead guilty to 2 charges
February 23, 2018 - 1:35pm
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital employees retain union
February 23, 2018 - 7:06am
Benson supports power plant closing, says biomass never fulfilled promise
February 23, 2018 - 6:39am
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Construction is set to begin in June to build apartments in this area behind Pizza Ranch along 15th Street Southeast in Willmar. Tax increment financing and a zoning change were approved Tuesday by the Willmar City Council for the 15th Street Flats multi-family housing complex.
Willmar housing project 15th Street Flats clears a final hurdle
February 23, 2018 - 6:08am
February 22, 2018
Sheriff’s office taking steps in case DAPL-type protests come to area
February 22, 2018 - 10:22pm
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
Legislature moves quickly to fund its work after Dayton veto
February 22, 2018 - 6:49pm
Hundreds of people jammed into the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to urge state lawmakers to pass bills to prevent gun violence. About 1,000 people filled the rotunda and nearby areas. Don Davis / Forum News Service
1,000 crowd Minn. Capitol to urge gun violence actions
February 22, 2018 - 5:40pm
Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in New York in an April 24, 2017 file photo. Gates was expected to surrender to federal authorities on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, after a person close to the case said the first charges were filed in a special counsel investigation. (Damon Winter/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
February 22, 2018 - 5:14pm
Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, leaves the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2017. Mueller has charged an attorney with making a false statement when he was interviewed about work he did with a Donald Trump presidential campaign adviser six years ago. The attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, was expected to appear in court on Feb. 20, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
February 22, 2018 - 3:57pm
President Donald Trump during a meeting with state and local officials on school safety inside the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 22, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump appears to back raising assault rifle age to 21, presses case for arming some teachers
February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association chief, takes the stage to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 22, 2018. LaPierre, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since last week’s deadly school shooting, defended gun ownership while criticizing the news media, Democrats and the FBI. (Pete Marovich/The New York Times)
After silence on Parkland, NRA pushes back against law enforcement, media, gun-control advocates
February 22, 2018 - 11:05am