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January 3, 2018
Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach tells reporters on Dec. 13, 2017, that she plans to serve both as a senator and lieutenant governor. She automatically moved into that position at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith resigned to become U.S. senator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
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
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
Nobles County commissioners send land use request back to planning commission
January 3, 2018 - 7:41am
January 2, 2018
New Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
New Minneapolis mayor takes oath of office
January 2, 2018 - 9:12pm
Surrounded by family and with his wife Sakeena Futrell-Carter new St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III shakes hands with District Court Judge Tanya M. Bransford, who preceded over his swearing in, during his inauguration at Central High School in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.  (Pioneer Press / John Autey)
Grandson of janitor, first black mayor takes charge in St. Paul
January 2, 2018 - 9:00pm
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
Donald Moe, photographed here in 1998, was a longtime St. Paul lawmaker. Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press
'He was a straight talker': Longtime Minn. state Sen. Donald Moe dies
December 31, 2017 - 5:55pm
December 30, 2017
Mattress recycling program to start next spring in Nobles County
December 30, 2017 - 9:12am
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 28, 2017
In this file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., met with stakeholders in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday, Aug. 22 to discuss ways to increase investments in workforce development to help employers find enough trained workers to fill open high-skills, high-demand jobs. File photo / Forum News Service
Franken plans event for supporters as poll suggests voters want him to stay
December 28, 2017 - 9:51am
December 27, 2017
City council OKs moratorium on asphalt plant land use
December 27, 2017 - 7:13am
December 26, 2017
In this file photo. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, reacts to news that Trump won the state of Ohio during the 2016 general election. File photo / Forum News Service
Franson meets with student Democrats, issues apology
December 26, 2017 - 12:46pm
December 24, 2017
Workers for Morcon Construction, which contracts with the U.S. Postal Service, work to convert a former hunting shack into the new Embarrass (Minn.) Post Office. Janna Goerdt | Special to Forum News Service
Special delivery: Embarrass, Minn., to get town hub back with return of post office
December 24, 2017 - 6:00am
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