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January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
January 17, 2018
Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager
January 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
Former Minnesota state representative John Persell asks a question on Wednesday during a meeting of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation about the proposed Northern Minnesota Veterans Home. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 5:26pm
January 16, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to about 75 Iowans, and one Missourian, during an Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. Tim Pawlenty talks to about 75 Republicans during a July 24, 2011, Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He spoke for about half an hour and answered questions for the same amount of time. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Tim Pawlenty: I won't run for Al Franken/Tina Smith U.S. Senate seat
January 16, 2018 - 3:49pm
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
January 15, 2018
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto stands to answer a question on health care in a forum Monday evening in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University. Candidates from left are: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman; District 64A Rep. Erin Murphy, St. Paul; Otto, May Township; District 61B Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis; and U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, MN-01.
Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
January 15, 2018 - 10:29pm
January 3, 2018
Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, center, opens a meeting on Wednesday for tribal members to comment on whether fishing should be permitted on Lower Red Lake and Upper Red Lake. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Red Lake Council votes to allow fishing on lakes after fishermen go missing
January 3, 2018 - 5:43pm
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
December 31, 2017
The new legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act, replaced the controversial No Child Left Behind law and is the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Stock image.
Feds ask Minn.  to update new school oversight plan
December 31, 2017 - 6:13pm
December 20, 2017
The U.S. Capitol in Washington reflects on wet concrete.
Tax bill support divided along party lines in North Dakota, Minnesota
December 20, 2017 - 12:59pm
December 19, 2017
In this file photo, Dr. Ed Ehlinger speaks April 14, 2017, to the media about opiate overdoses. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Ehlinger resigned as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Minn. health chief abruptly resigns amid reports that nursing home complaints not investigated
December 19, 2017 - 2:20pm
December 16, 2017
From left, President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray at an event at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., a training program for domestic and foreign law enforcement officers, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Earlier Friday, Trump escalated his criticism of the FBI over the investigation of possible links between Russia and his campaign, calling the inquiry a "very sad thing to watch." (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
December 16, 2017 - 2:21pm
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity
December 16, 2017 - 12:51pm
December 14, 2017
FILE -- A photo illustration depicting Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Instead of running from criticism about the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle landmark rules that guarantee an open internet, Pai has embraced it, becoming the target of many angry protests as a result. (Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation
December 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
December 13, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
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