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Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
Northeast Minn. historians plan events marking 1918 fires that killed hundreds
What to do in case of a nuclear attack
Dayton, Smith criticize 'savages,' Trump during MLK Day event
Breast-feeding advocates: Chick-fil-A flap exposes inadequacies of ND law
crime and courts
Roth finds scoring touch in UMD's sweep of Colorado College
Park Christian claims 54-29 road win in girls basketball
No. 10 Moorhead tops No. 13 Andover in boys hockey
Vikings' Mike Zimmer was long gone when Case Keenum ended game on a knee
high school sports
Letter: When witnessing depression or addiction, don't be passive observers
Letter: Trump's comment was crude, but raised valid points
Letter: Tefft defends his 'pro-white, pro-life, pro-wall, pro-gun views
Letter: Lutheran bishops rebuke Trump's 'vile, bigoted language'
Commentary: Environmentalists move the goal posts on North Dakota refinery
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Lead singer of the Cranberries dies at age 46
Zen calligraphy exhibit at Spirit Room generates light in times of darkness
Mark Wahlberg to donate $1.5 million salary to anti-sexual harassment group #TimesUp
Mystic Lake cancels Super Bowl pop-up nightclub: shows planned for space will move inside casino
Zac Brown Band coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis
Sanctuary Events Center fires manager after discovering 'financial discrepancies'
Ford goes 'all in' on electric cars with $11 billion investment
The closing of 63 Sam's Club stores has big implications for small business
It's your land, but expect a reaction if you anger other aggies
As issues arise, Hoeven studies co-op tax benefit impact
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Is that yogurt really healthy? Here's what to know.
Health Matters: How to manage hearing loss, prevent hip fractures
Giant chocolate chip cookies and the lessons kids learn on the farm
Away from Home: Tokyo, Japan
My resolution is to swipe left on judgment in 2018
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Roger and Ellie Johnson
Dennis and Patricia Groven
Larry & Ardell Wold
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Merlyn M. Miller
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January 12, 2018
Minnesota's new senator Smith gets ideas to address opioid crisis
ST. PAUL—To combat the growing opioid crisis Minnesota needs more funding and flexibility from federal officials to support unique and...
January 12, 2018 - 7:09pm
January 9, 2018
Smith gets her wish, named to Senate Ag committee
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sen. Tina Smith will get to grapple with food stamps and crop insurance as she begins her abbreviated term in the U.S. Senate — as she wished. Smith, who was sworn in last week as Minnesota's newest senator, was named Tuesday to the Senate Committee on...
January 9, 2018 - 7:03pm
January 6, 2018
Smith meets with Teamsters: Minnesota’s new senator prepares for fight over pensions
Sen. Tina Smith met with retired Teamsters on Saturday, Jan. 6, to talk about a proposed solution to the problems facing their pensions. The...
January 6, 2018 - 6:01pm
January 5, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith makes first public appearance in Minnesota since taking office
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Sen. Tina Smith made her first public appearance in Minnesota as a senator Friday in Duluth, meeting with community...
January 5, 2018 - 9:36pm
January 3, 2018
The story behind new Minn. US Sen. Smith's inaugural Bible
WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Minnesota's newest U.S. senator, Tina Smith, took the oath of office Wednesday, she laid her hand across a thick, old Holy Bible — a Heilige Bibel actually — held together by a black ribbon. And yes, Smith said, it is literally held together...
January 3, 2018 - 9:11pm
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
WASHINGTON — Tina Smith raised her right hand and swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution, replacing Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken after...
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
Alabama's Doug Jones sworn in on Wednesday, shrinking GOP Senate majority
WASHINGTON - Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in Wednesday as Alabama's newest U.S. senator, reducing the Republican advantage to 51 to 49 and giving...
January 3, 2018 - 3:26pm
January 2, 2018
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
WASHINGTON — Minnesota's best-known politician has resigned from the U.S. Senate while a well-known political celebrity considers running for...
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
December 30, 2017
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—The year now ending was unpredictably busy in Minnesota politics, but 2018 will be predictably busy. It could set a busy record....
December 30, 2017 - 7:32am
December 28, 2017
Franken plans event for supporters as poll suggests voters want him to stay
MINNEAPOLIS — Hours before Sen. Al Franken makes an appearance to publicly thank “supporters and friends,” one new poll states the majority...
December 28, 2017 - 9:51am
December 20, 2017
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
WASHINGTON—Minnesota gets a new U.S. senator on Jan. 3. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Al Franken said on Wednesday, Dec. 20, that the senator...
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 16, 2017
They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is known around the Capitol as the "velvet hammer." She has a sweet smile for everyone and forms personal...
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
December 14, 2017
Legal battle erupts with appointment to replace Al Franken
ST. PAUL — That didn't take long. Shortly after Tina Smith was named successor to Al Franken, a legal battle erupted over control of the...
December 14, 2017 - 3:19pm
December 13, 2017
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
WILLMAR, Minn. — Seventh District U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Minnesota's two U.S. senators weighed in Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual...
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm