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November 20, 2017
CNN says this photo is from the Facebook account of former Minnesotan Lindsay Menz of her and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken. After a radio host on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, accused Franken of 2006 sexual harassment, Menz came forth with her own claim that Franken grabbed her buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
20 hours 46 min ago
November 17, 2017
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'Something needs to happen': Minnesotans weigh in on accusations against Franken
November 17, 2017 - 6:34am
November 16, 2017
Undated courtesy photo, circa Feb. 2015, of Ken Martin, who was re-elected in Feb. 2015 to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
Minnesotan leaders tough on Franken incident
November 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
Elected Minnesota officials surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Oct. 29, 2014, as Democrats launch a pre-election tour. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, many women political leaders criticized Franken for reports that he treated a female entertainer inapprorpiately. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
November 16, 2017 - 3:55pm
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. Al Drago / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Amy Klobuchar calls for ethics investigation of Al Franken: 'This should not have happened to Leann Tweeden'
November 16, 2017 - 3:50pm
November 15, 2017
MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and Gov. MarkDayton talk to reporters Sept. 20, 2017, about health insurance. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
November 13, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota Dems requiring training to avoid more sexual harassment
November 13, 2017 - 7:38pm
November 10, 2017
State Representative Matt Dean, from left, one of 11 Republican gubernatorial candidates for the state of Minnesota, and Noah and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms, test out a corn combine at Hultgren Farms in Raymond Nov. 7th. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 8, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa announces on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, that the Senate could furlough its employees as early as Dec. 1 in a funding dispute with Gov. Mark Dayton. With Gazelka is Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate
Funding dispute could force MN Senate to lay off workers Dec. 1
November 8, 2017 - 5:11pm
November 7, 2017
People of all ages walk through the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit that was on display at the Douglas County Fair this past August. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
2017 Douglas fair: Small shortfall, big impact
November 7, 2017 - 5:28pm
November 3, 2017
Former Minn. congressman under examination as part of Mueller probe, sources say
November 3, 2017 - 11:01am
November 2, 2017
Members of Minnesota's propane industry gather with Gov. Mark Dayton on Jan. 28, 2014, to discuss the situtation of high prices and short availability of the fuel. State leaders say such action is not needed in 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton acts to end propane delivery issues
November 2, 2017 - 4:04pm
October 19, 2017
Douglas County is considering a new election device, the Poll Pad, that could reduce wait time in lines at the polls, as well as save taxpayer dollars and reduce the number of election judges. (Contributed)
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
October 19, 2017 - 8:53am
October 18, 2017
Nancy Estrada (middle) of Evansville, sits with her and her husband's employers, Tim and Naomi Anderson, also of Evansville, at their dining room table last week. The three were discussing letters being written in support of Nancy's husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, who is currently being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office for reportedly being in the United States illegally. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
October 18, 2017 - 5:22am
October 6, 2017
The Minnesota Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments for a case at the Alexandria Area High School on Thursday, Oct. 5. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
With visit to high school, Minnesota Supreme Court hopes to show human side of justice system
October 6, 2017 - 10:38am
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