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March 23, 2018
U.S. Sen. John Thune speaks to a crowd in 2017 at Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Forum News Service file photo
Conservation Reserve Program improvements may be part of new farm bill, SD senator says
March 23, 2018 - 6:26pm
February 13, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (left) fields a reporter's question Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a pre-session briefing. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka looks on. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talks to reporters, with Gov. Mark Dayton watching, just after Dayton said on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that he would appoint her to the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Al Franken. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
November 26, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. (Forum News Service file photo)
Franken says he doesn't remember photos, plans return to Senate
November 26, 2017 - 6:25pm
November 23, 2017
FILE-- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Nov. 16, when a radio newscaster accused Franken of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Franken almost immediately released an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
November 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
May 13, 2013
Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, left, sponsor of the gay marriage bill in the Minnesota Senate, and his partner Richard Leyva greet a large, joyous crowd as they arrive at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday. (Associated Press)
Minnesota Senate passes gay marriage
May 13, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 8, 2013
Local issues find way into Senate
May 8, 2013 - 10:27pm
May 7, 2013
With time running out, bonding bill stalls in legislature
May 7, 2013 - 9:28pm
April 29, 2013
Senators enter the Minnesota Senate chamber to vote on a tax bill Monday. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)
Senators pass tax bill following uncertainty
April 29, 2013 - 11:52pm
April 25, 2013
Minnesota senators debate budget bills Thursday. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)
Early childhood education funding gets a boost
April 25, 2013 - 11:28pm
Minnesota senators debate budget bills Thursday.(Don Davis/Forum News Service)
$15.7 billion Minnesota Senate education bill passes test, but graduation test fails
April 25, 2013 - 10:58pm
April 23, 2013
Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth (left) listens to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook during a Tax Committee meeting Tuesday. (Danielle Killey/Forum News Service)
Minnesota lawmakers face three distinct tax proposals
April 23, 2013 - 11:00pm
April 16, 2013
Senators approve own pay raises
April 16, 2013 - 11:04pm
March 21, 2013
Gun bill sent to House
March 21, 2013 - 10:10pm
February 26, 2013
Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth shows fellow senators on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, his bill to allow Sunday and holiday beer sales. He later said that he will not pursue the bill unless there is a public outcry of support. (DON DAVIS/FORUM NEWS SERVICE>
Alcohol on Sunday? Lawmakers consider it, but changes unlikely
February 26, 2013 - 12:24am