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December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
6 hours 7 min ago
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
6 hours 13 min ago
December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Text of Franken resignation speech
December 7, 2017 - 12:52pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., shown during a committee meeting in March 2017, says he's ashamed and embarrassed by allegations he groped women. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Analysis: Franken resignation sounded strikingly similar to 2008 apology
December 7, 2017 - 12:27pm
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
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton responds to a question during a 2015 governor's candidate debate in Moorhead, Minn. File Photo / Forum News Service
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
Minnesota adds text-to-911 service statewide for users who can't call
December 5, 2017 - 1:19pm
The city of Alexandria requires all snow and ice removed from a sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow or ice event has ended. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press file photo)
Snow must be removed from city sidewalks
December 5, 2017 - 9:09am
Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
'It tears this community apart': Concerns raised over Minn. councilman's anti-immigrant Facebook activity
December 5, 2017 - 9:02am
November 30, 2017
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 27, 2017
Project addresses workforce housing
November 27, 2017 - 9:43pm