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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
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 27, 2017
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
December 27, 2017 - 1:25pm
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 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
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 2, 2017
Letter to Editor: Sen. Franken should resign
December 2, 2017 - 11:00am
December 1, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
Senate ethics panel opens Franken inquiry, with fact-finding first step
December 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
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 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
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2017. Franken shares little ideology in common with President Donald Trump, but as former NBC stars, both men are examples of how politics has been celebritized — and now, of how political scandal has. (Al Drago/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Racy skits involving female co-stars were typical for Franken's USO tours
November 20, 2017 - 8:50pm
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
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., attends a Senate committee hearing in Washington. Melina Mara / The Washington Post
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
November 16, 2017 - 1:19pm
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