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Rep. Paul Torkelson asked questions of Minnesota commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, during a hearing about problems with the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
'It’s just crazy': MNLARS delays, difficulties persist
3 hours 27 min ago
Newly elected Asian American legislators announced the formation of the Minnesota Asian Pacific Caucus during Minnesota’s 91st legislative session at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. From left: Representative-elect Tou Xiong, DFL-Maplewood; Representative-elect Kaohly Her, DFL-St. Paul; Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Fue Lee, DFL-Minneapolis; Representative-elect Samantha Vang, DFL-Brooklyn Center; and Representative-elect Jay Xiong, DFL-St. Paul. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Newly elected Hmong lawmakers form their own caucus in Minnesota
3 hours 40 min ago
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, right, discusses findings from a state work group on sexual assault Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Too drunk to consent to sex? Minnesota coalition wants law to protect you
5 hours 5 min ago
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum presents his two-year budget proposal to state lawmakers Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Legacy Fund committee urges caution with spending oil revenue
5 hours 36 min ago
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz announced the first five hires to his administration Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at the Capitol. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz, Flanagan announce first five picks for their administration
10 hours 48 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Eric Thayer
Russian disinformation teams targeted Mueller, says report prepared for Senate
11 hours 55 min ago
Martha McSally. Bloomberg photo by Caitlin O'Hara
Arizona governor taps Martha McSally to fill Senate seat once held by McCain
12 hours 45 min ago
President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting at the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Erica Canepa
Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations he used it for personal and political benefit
12 hours 54 min ago
Brainerd City Council members discuss matters, including the 2019 tax levy, during their Monday, Dec. 17 meeting. From left: City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson, council member Dave Pritschet, Mayor Ed Menk and council members Kelly Bevans, Jan Lambert and Dave Badeaux. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Approves 6 percent levy increase, agrees to keep city hall
13 hours 28 min ago
December 17, 2018
Michael Flynn is shown during a press briefing on Feb. 1, 2017. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Michael Flynn's ex-business partner charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey
December 17, 2018 - 8:46pm
Opponents of the Star Lake casino in Otter Tail County put up signs to rally people to their cause. Forum News Service file photo
White Earth anti-corruption team points out problems in casino plans
December 17, 2018 - 8:10pm
Soybean exports have been hindered by tariffs imposed on China by the Trump administration. (Forum News Service file photo)
USDA to release second round of trade aid payments to farmers
December 17, 2018 - 5:28pm
MNsure enrollment increases 5 percent
December 17, 2018 - 4:48pm
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., won't run for reelection. His decision means for the second time in two years, Tennessee will have an open U.S. Senate race. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Sen. Lamar Alexander announces he won't seek another term in 2020
December 17, 2018 - 2:03pm
President Donald Trump debates with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a meeting in the Oval Office of White House on Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Commentary: Here's how Trump's shutdown fight with Democrats could play out
December 17, 2018 - 1:04pm