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August 14, 2018
Minnesota election judge removed after being accused of making illegal comments
17 hours 24 min ago
August 13, 2018
News cameras focus on U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison on June 5, 2018, as he signs paperwork to withdraw from running for re-election in favor of running for Minnesota attorney general. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota primary features plenty of twists
August 13, 2018 - 3:16pm
In this July 9 file photo, Dave Owen, middle, chairman of the North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative, celebrates a high-five with volunteer Becky-Muhs-Rettig inside the Secretary of State's office at the state Capitol Bismarck. File photo / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana
August 13, 2018 - 3:12pm
August 12, 2018
Small northern Minnesota county hires its own opiate fighter
August 12, 2018 - 8:35am
August 11, 2018
There's a lot at stake in Tuesday's primary. Here are a few things to watch for.
August 11, 2018 - 4:13pm
August 9, 2018
Money a 'primary' concern in 8th District race
August 9, 2018 - 6:17pm
Dakota Access Pipeline study delayed
August 9, 2018 - 12:49pm
Cody Wilson, shown at the library of his Austin nonprofit, Defense Distributed, says uploading the digital blueprints for 3-D-printed guns is a First Amendment right. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Tamir Kalifa for The Washington Post.
Outlawed 3-D gunmaker is fighting on
August 9, 2018 - 9:02am
August 8, 2018
FILE — A worker at the Hangzhou Iron & Steel Group Co. in Hangzhou, China, April 11, 2017. President Donald Trump has contended that tariffs on steel, aluminum and a variety of imported Chinese goods would generate sufficient revenue to reduce the federal debt. (Giulia Marchi/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
China retaliates with tariffs on $16 billion worth of US imports after Trump's latest trade hit
August 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Governor candidate Jeff Johnson says at Farmfest Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that he grew up in greater Minnesota, so understands issues there. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Farmers crowd into hear Minnesota governor candidates at Farmfest
August 8, 2018 - 6:46pm
August 7, 2018
Candidates for the southern Minnesota U.S. House district gather after a Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Farmfest forum near Redwood Falls. From left are Carla Nelson, Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural Minnesota congressional hopefuls agree on farm visa program
August 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith draws a number from candidate forum organizer Kent Thisse to determine where she sits during the Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Farmfest event. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates trade arguments on trade
August 7, 2018 - 5:32pm
August 6, 2018
Political activists, such as these at the 2018 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state convention, will watch the Aug. 14 primary election to see if candidates they endorsed prevail and move on to the Nov. 6 general election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Hot Minnesota races may drive up voter turnout
August 6, 2018 - 3:28pm
August 1, 2018
An irrigation system sprays water on a potato field on Monday, July 30, south of the Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen plant in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Forum News Service
Northern Minnesota potato wars may have hit a turning point
August 1, 2018 - 8:41pm
July 31, 2018
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA aid available to low-income home buyers
July 31, 2018 - 10:16am
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