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December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 1, 2017
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces on Feb . 28, 2017, that the state had nearly $1.7 billion more to spend than it had expected. A  new state budget forecast comes on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with the latest projections. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Tuesday report to spell out state finances
December 1, 2017 - 4:10pm
November 22, 2017
Tim Miller
Republican Tim Miller hopes to take on Collin Peterson
November 22, 2017 - 5:50am
November 20, 2017
CNN says this photo is from the Facebook account of former Minnesotan Lindsay Menz of her and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken. After a radio host on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, accused Franken of 2006 sexual harassment, Menz came forth with her own claim that Franken grabbed her buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
November 20, 2017 - 11:24pm
Minnesota voters supported 82 percent of tax levies
November 20, 2017 - 12:54pm
State Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park listens to Tuesday, July 9, 2013, testimony in front of a Minnesota House committee about synthetic drugs. Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
November 20, 2017 - 12:53pm
November 18, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken looks up at a voter talking to him after a Minnesota State Fair radio interview on Aug. 28, 2014. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken talk abounds, but senator quiet
November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
November 16, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton on sex harassment: 'I don't think you can prevent people from misbehaving, but there should be consequences'
November 16, 2017 - 1:21pm
Minnesota legislative leaders listen to Senate Secretary Cal Ludeman on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, as they consider how to react to a governor's veto of Legislature funding. From left are Assistant Senate Majority Leader Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville, House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown, House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers and Rep. Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 16, 2017 - 1:20pm
November 13, 2017
Minnesota Senate's sexual harassment policy is 27 years old. Some say it urgently needs updating.
November 13, 2017 - 9:16am
November 10, 2017
State Representative Matt Dean, from left, one of 11 Republican gubernatorial candidates for the state of Minnesota, and Noah and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms, test out a corn combine at Hultgren Farms in Raymond Nov. 7th. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 8, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa announces on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, that the Senate could furlough its employees as early as Dec. 1 in a funding dispute with Gov. Mark Dayton. With Gazelka is Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate
Funding dispute could force MN Senate to lay off workers Dec. 1
November 8, 2017 - 5:11pm