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December 14, 2017
In this 2015 photo, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is pictured talking in Brainerd. Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Smith to the U.S. Senate as a replacement for Al Franken, who will resign after allegations of sexual harassment. File photo / Forum News Service.
Legal battle erupts with appointment to replace Al Franken
December 14, 2017 - 3:19pm
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 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
December 11, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
Former Minn. Gov. Carlson says Franken shouldn't resign
December 11, 2017 - 6:04pm
December 10, 2017
Franken's Senate vacancy is hardly Minnesota's first
December 10, 2017 - 3:12pm
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
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
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
November 22, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Many voters in Minnesota were not ready to demand Franken’s resignation after he became the latest public figure to be accused of mistreating women, even after aiming the same call at two state legislators accused of sexual harassment earlier this month. (Tom Brenner/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
November 22, 2017 - 8:44pm
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