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Census: More than half of Minnesota's counties lost residents in 2017
1 hour 14 min ago
Orville Freeman, former governor of Minnesota, and his wife, Jane, at a governors conference in Michigan in about 1959. Courtesy of Kate Freeman
Jane Freeman, wife of state's first Democratic Gov. Orville Freeman and mother of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, dies at 96
2 hours 31 min ago
Hundreds of abused, neglected children go without advocates in Minnesota's legal system
4 hours 15 min ago
Pam Sharp, as director of the state Office of Management and Budget, listens last year during a state Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting meeting.
Sharp to return to state Capitol
4 hours 42 min ago
U.S. Sen. John Thune speaks to a crowd in 2017 at Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Forum News Service file photo
Conservation Reserve Program improvements may be part of new farm bill, SD senator says
4 hours 52 min ago
North Dakota first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum Submitted photo
Burgum appoints members to Recovery Reinvented Advisory Council
4 hours 59 min ago
With candidates from opposite ends of state, western ND Republicans push for convention delegates
5 hours 17 min ago
Cattle in a South Dakota pasture.  Forum News Service file photo
Heitkamp: ‘Cow patty’ emission rule eliminated in budget bill
6 hours 4 min ago
This is the statement discrediting Corfman that Sexton says he was asked to sign. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Dalton Bennett.
Attorney says Roy Moore supporters offered him $10,000 to drop client who accused the Senate candidate of sexual impropriety
6 hours 22 min ago
Aerial rendering of the Obama Presidential Center.  DBOX for The Obama Foundation
Obama center faces pushback from future Chicago neighbors
8 hours 26 min ago
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt listens during a late-February 2018 legislative committee hearing. He says he does not plan to run for higher office. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans look to Washington
8 hours 38 min ago
Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter
10 hours 4 min ago
Wayne Huizenga in Boca Raton, Florida on Feb. 19, 2004. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mike Fuentes.
Wayne Huizenga, empire-builder in videos and trash, dies at 80
11 hours 41 min ago
Sen. John McCain smiles during a hearing in Washington on Nov. 30, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Sen. McCain asks CIA director nominee Haspel to explain her record tied to torture
12 hours 26 sec ago
FILE -- An Amtrak Acela Express train near Old Saybrook, Conn., May 15, 2015. Passengers on an Amtrak train were stuck on the tracks north of Manhattan without power or heat for several hours early on Feb.10 in below-freezing temperatures because of an “overhead power issue,” an Amtrak spokeswoman said. (Michael Appleton/The New York Times/Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Amtrak's plan to end discounts for veterans is 'inexcusable,' Democratic senator says
12 hours 50 min ago