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February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump participates in a discussion that included survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 21, 2018. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation,” Trump said at the event's outset, adding that his administration would be “very strong on background checks.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers
February 21, 2018 - 9:48pm
President Donald Trump holds a card with questions during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
February 21, 2018 - 7:58pm
(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discuss the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M on Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 21, 2018 - 7:40pm
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
“The Pioneer Family” stands in front of the North Dakota State Capitol on July 14, 2016, in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Format for personalized plate petition approved by ND Secretary of State
February 21, 2018 - 5:29pm
Mark Hendrickson talks with a Forum reporter in May 2014. Forum file photo
Hendrickson joins crowded Clay County Sheriff race
February 21, 2018 - 5:16pm
Shawn Riley was appointed North Dakota's chief information officer in March 2017. Photo provided by Gov. Doug Burgum's office.
ND lawmakers ask state IT head to delay reorganization
February 21, 2018 - 4:50pm
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va., Dec. 15, 2017. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump suggests supporters should pressure Sessions to investigate Obama's inaction on Russian meddling
February 21, 2018 - 11:35am
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, also the state lieutenant governor, presides over the Senate on opening day of the session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Democrats say Fischbach, a Republican, cannot hold both offices. David Oakes / Senate photographer
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
Anish Oleti, 16, and other other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Feb. 21, 2018. Seven days after the mass shooting, Florida’s Republican-dominated state government faces unprecedented pressure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. (Audra Melton/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn dangerous
February 21, 2018 - 10:16am
North Dakota Republican Chairman Kelly Armstrong speaks during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Armstrong files paperwork for House run in North Dakota
February 21, 2018 - 9:57am
Eric Gjerdevig. Special to The Forum
Eric Gjerdevig announces run for West Fargo City Commission
February 21, 2018 - 5:01am
One of the waste stabilization ponds is seen March 17, 2016, in West Fargo.  Forum file photo
West Fargo may use eminent domain to eliminate its lagoons
February 21, 2018 - 5:00am
February 20, 2018
Ellie Branson participates in the Not One More rally for gun legislation, held at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., teenage voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. (Saul Martinez/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
A lawmaker's aide called school-shooting survivors 'actors.' Within hours, he was fired.
February 20, 2018 - 9:21pm
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