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December 13, 2017
Denny McNamara
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
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
December 7, 2017
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
(From left) Leilani Holmstadt, Denny McNamara, Karla Bigham
Holmstadt, McNamara eye Senate seat as Franke opts against run; Schoen submits resignation letter
December 5, 2017 - 9:10am
December 3, 2017
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies Nov. 30. Other Minnesota counties also are suing. Pictured with Orput are Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham of Cottage Grove and Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Counties to sue opioid manufacturers
December 3, 2017 - 1:25pm
November 30, 2017
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies Nov. 30. Other Minnesota counties also are suing. Pictured with Orput are Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham of Cottage Grove and Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Minnesota counties to sue opioid manufacturers
November 30, 2017 - 4:32pm
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
New misconduct allegation leveled against Franken on USO tour
November 30, 2017 - 9:35am
November 29, 2017
Hastings council votes to put fire chief back to work after leave
November 29, 2017 - 11:41am
Tina Folch
Hastings council member Tina Folch to run for MN House seat
November 29, 2017 - 10:12am
November 27, 2017
Former state Rep. Denny McNamara said Monday he will run for Senate in a special election. Forum News Service file photo
McNamara jumps into Senate race; Bigham also running
November 27, 2017 - 5:16pm
November 23, 2017
Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing Sen. Dan Schoen, addressed members of the media following the senator's resignation announcement. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
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Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
November 22, 2017
The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara ‘strongly leaning toward’ a run
November 22, 2017 - 2:05pm