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January 4, 2018
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, with husband Archie with her, accepts the appointment to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota's new U.S. senator emphasizes travel around Minnesota
January 4, 2018 - 8:09am
December 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
December 30, 2017 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile, wants his trial moved out of St. Paul. Courtesy photo / Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Sexual harassment, opioids lead list of top MN stories in 2017
December 29, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 28, 2017 - 9:00am
December 13, 2017
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
Winona LaDuke of environmental activist group Honor the Earth speaks to a gathering hosted by the Brainerd chapter of the League of Women Voters on Thursday. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
December 11, 2017 - 10:16am
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
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 25, 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 not resigning: Senator says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust
November 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken talks to a 2014 Minnesota State Fair visitor. He is seeking his second Senate term. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
November 21, 2017 - 4:17pm
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 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 20, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that he will take any representative who does not take sex harassment prevention training off their legislative committees. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
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 buttucks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
November 20, 2017 - 4:32pm
May 25, 2017
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
May 25, 2017 - 8:02am
April 22, 2017
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
April 22, 2017 - 11:26am