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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
Omarosa Manigault, pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in February, will leave her White House post on Jan. 20. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
December 13, 2017 - 11:05am
Doug Jones stands for a photograph Tuesday with voters outside a polling location in Bessemer, Ala. Jones won his bid for the U.S. Senate. Nicole Craine / Bloomberg
Analysis: Doug Jones victory in Alabama will likely speed up Republican tax train
December 13, 2017 - 8:13am
Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to bicker over what happened in Alabama
December 13, 2017 - 8:06am
Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
December 13, 2017 - 7:04am
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch presents the 2018 budget and levy summation to the county board at a public hearing Tuesday before a resolution to adopt the budget and levy was unanimously passed. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
December 13, 2017 - 7:00am
December 12, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. File photo / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to name Franken replacement for Senate on Wednesday
December 12, 2017 - 7:53pm
Council members Gabe Johnson (left), City Administrator Jim Thoreen, Mayor Ed Menk and council member Kelly Bevans listen while Brainerd residents express their concerns regarding the tax levy and 2018 city budget. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Brainerd gets 2018 property tax outlook
December 12, 2017 - 6:00am
December 11, 2017
Grand Forks Public Health director Deborah Swanson, right, meets with  Michael Dulitz, center, a specified opiate response project coordinator, and Curtis Scanson, left, social detox coordinator. They have been brought on board to oversee the county's response to substance abuse. They now fill roles that likely would not have existed at the public health center of a generation ago. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Healthy questions: For measuring region's health outcomes, questions are complicated
December 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Cass County Board: Jail administrator cites tighter scrutiny in jail inspection concerns
December 11, 2017 - 5:00am
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