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January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
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 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
December 30, 2017 - 7:32am
December 23, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 19, 2017
Council approves 3.8 percent tax levy increase
December 19, 2017 - 10:04am
December 13, 2017
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's job. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Grandchildren's pictures could mediate potential constitutional conflict
December 13, 2017 - 3:57pm
December 11, 2017
Two Minnesota lawmakers propose House harassment plan
December 11, 2017 - 8:12pm
December 7, 2017
The Woodbury City Council approved replacing the glass and dasher boards at the west rink at HealthEast Sports Center. RiverTown Multimedia file photo
HealthEast Sports Center west rink to get new equipment
December 7, 2017 - 9:48am
December 6, 2017
The Hudson Common Council approved an ordinance regulating the unlawful use of drones during its meeting Monday night. The proposed ordinance came after complaints from residents. File photo
Council approves drone ordinance in Hudson
December 6, 2017 - 8:00am
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
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 30, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
New misconduct allegation leveled against Franken on USO tour
November 30, 2017 - 9:35am
November 29, 2017
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens officially announced her run as a Republican for Minnesota Governor Nov. 29. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Woodbury Mayor announces campaign for governor as Republican
November 29, 2017 - 2:07pm
November 27, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Franken talks about remorse, but not details of groping allegations, in Q&A
November 27, 2017 - 10:24pm
November 26, 2017
Sibley Park Apartments, a 60-unit complex in Mankato, Minn., is one of many buildings constructed in recent years to help reduce a shortage of homes for greater Minnesota workers. (Submitted photo)
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes
November 26, 2017 - 11:22am