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December 15, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton, Fischbach keep it light over lunch
6 hours 45 min ago
A lawmaker accused of molesting a teen killed himself. His widow calls it a 'high-tech lynching.'
11 hours 43 min ago
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with staff at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Dec. 5, 2017. (Virginia Mayo/ Pool via The New York Times)
Trump allies: Tillerson hasn't 'learned his lesson'
16 hours 34 min ago
Will Cooksey of the The Trust for Public Land makes his case at Tuesday's county board meeting to buy about 260 acres surrounding Indian Jack Lake to donate to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to create a wildlife management area. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
18 hours 51 min ago
December 14, 2017
FILE -- A photo illustration depicting Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Instead of running from criticism about the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle landmark rules that guarantee an open internet, Pai has embraced it, becoming the target of many angry protests as a result. (Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation
December 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) during a town hall meeting at the Gonzales Municipal Building in Gonzales, Texas, July 2, 2013. Farenthold, who is wary of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants on the overhaul bill for the nation's immigration laws but may be open to other changes, represents a district that is half Hispanic but is considered a safe Republican seat. (Jennifer Whitney/The New York Times)
Farenthold won't seek re-election amid allegations of sexual harassment
December 14, 2017 - 11:05am
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., makes his way to a meeting in Washington about the tax bill on Dec. 1. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment
December 14, 2017 - 10:01am
President Donald Trump hosts Republican lawmakers for lunch and a discussion of tax legislation, at the White House in Washington, Dec. 13, 2017. House and Senate Republicans have reportedly reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill, keeping them on track for final votes next week and a bill on Trump’s desk by Christmas. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
December 14, 2017 - 8:48am
Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks to supporters, telling them he was not conceding, in Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. Doug Jones, Moore's Democratic opponent, won the special election on Tuesday to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general, according to The Associated Press. (Audra Melton / Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Roy Moore releases fiery video statement, still refuses to concede Senate race
December 14, 2017 - 7:03am
December 13, 2017
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
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton: Closing Lancaster, Roseau ports early puts federal convenience ahead of people's needs
December 13, 2017 - 5:11pm
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
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
FEMA training opportunity offered by county
December 13, 2017 - 1:30pm
Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy
December 13, 2017 - 12:46pm
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