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November 15, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.,
Emmer to lead U.S.House GOP campaign committee
12 hours 28 min ago
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton   Forum News Service file photo
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
12 hours 52 min ago
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, on Thursday announced efforts to reduce the underage use of e-cigarettes and flavored cigars. In September, he said youth vaping had reached "epidemic" proportions. Photo by Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post.
FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking
14 hours 34 min ago
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
17 hours 56 min ago
President Trump, center, speaks in the Oval Office on Thursday. He told reporters that the White House is looking "very strongly" at Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and reiterated his opposition to punishing Saudi Arabia by blocking arms sales. "There are other things we can do," he said. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly involved in killing of journalist Khashoggi
18 hours 41 min ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 13, 2018. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker
18 hours 59 min ago
Incumbent Manhattan Beach (Minn.) mayor Paul Allen (left) selects a card from a deck after his challenger, Kevin Larson, drew the three of hearts during the special tiebreaker council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Manhattan Beach City Hall. Erin Bormett / Forum News Service
Luck of the draw: 9 of diamonds re-elects Minnesota mayor
19 hours 47 min ago
Paul Gazelka
Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
November 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Echo Journal file photo.
Crosslake Community School: Craig to fill school board vacancy
November 15, 2018 - 4:00am
November 14, 2018
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed into law a $15 minimum wage ordinance, following a 7-0 vote by the St. Paul City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
St. Paul approves eventual increase to $15 minimum wage
November 14, 2018 - 7:45pm
President Donald Trump announces his support for a criminal justice reform bill, called the First Step Act, at the White House in Washington, Nov. 14, 2018. Trump threw his support behind the substantial rewrite of the nation’s prison and sentencing laws Wednesday, and Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on him. But powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill
November 14, 2018 - 7:43pm
State Rep.-elect Hunter Cantrell, D-Savage
Only openly gay Minnesota House member proposes ban on conversion therapy
November 14, 2018 - 6:01pm
Nancy Pelosi.  Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas
Pelosi seeks to shore up votes for speaker; McConnell,Schumer keep top Senate spots
November 14, 2018 - 12:14pm
CNN reporter Jim Acosta waits for the microphone at a news conference with President Donald Trump about the results of the midterm elections, at the White House in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. CNN sued the Trump administration on Nov. 13 in an effort to reinstate the press credentials of Acosta, escalating a dispute that has highlighted the increasingly tense dynamic between Trump and the news media. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Can CNN beat the White House in court? Look to the case 40 years ago of a loner journalist named Robert Sherrill.
November 14, 2018 - 11:37am
Brainerd School Board members discuss matters at their board meeting Monday, Nov. 13, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame to move from fall to spring
November 14, 2018 - 11:00am
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