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Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
3 hours 4 min ago
January 10, 2018
The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center. File photo
Mental health drugs carry a cost for Minnesota jails
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 5, 2017
(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
November 27, 2017
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, right, laughs while stopping by the office of former Attorney General of Minnesota Warren Spannaus, left, at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
(Ben Garvin / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Former Minnesota Attorney General Warren Spannaus dies at 86
November 27, 2017 - 10:27pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Franken talks about remorse, but not details of groping allegations, in Q&A
November 27, 2017 - 10:24pm
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
October 14, 2017
State Rep., Erin Murphy, met with members of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, including farm owner Les Anderson in Cannon Falls on Friday, Oct. 13. Kit Murray / RiverTown Multimedia
The race is on: Gubernatorial candidates visit with local farmers
October 14, 2017 - 5:51pm
October 4, 2017
Hastings native Mary Fasbender announced her candidacy Oct. 4 for the mayor of Hastings in the 2018 election. Submitted photo
Fasbender announces mayoral run
October 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
June 7, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
June 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 24, 2017
Jeff Erdmann. Submitted photo
Rosemount teacher announces 2018 congressional run
May 24, 2017 - 5:11pm
May 9, 2017
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female genital mutilation penalties
May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Justice David Stras, a candidate for re-election to the Minnesota Supreme Court. (Submitted photo)
Trump picks Minnesota justice for federal court
May 9, 2017 - 9:46am
April 18, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., questions Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 21, 2017. (Joshua Roberts Reuters)
Franken's rising national profile is no joke
April 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2017
Jurgens reaches agreement with MnDOT for Highway 316 speed limit
April 12, 2017 - 8:00am
March 3, 2017
Constituent town halls happen 'with or without' congressman
March 3, 2017 - 1:00pm