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January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
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 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 20, 2017
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 buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
November 20, 2017 - 11:24pm
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that she knows of no more sex harassment allegations that may arise in the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
November 17, 2017 - 12:01pm
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 17, 2017 - 9:25am
July 28, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, poses for a photo in May of 2017 with Clay Webster, a junior at Drake University, as she visits Des Moines, Iowa, a must-stop for presidential candidates. Rachel Mummey / The Washington Post.
Again, Klobuchar enters presidential campaign chatter
July 28, 2017 - 12:27pm
May 26, 2017
Minn. roundup: Franken rules out White House bid in 2020; Pearl Harbor victim has remains returned home
May 26, 2017 - 10:35am
April 19, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken. File photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Serviceplay button
Franken: New farm bill should address dairy struggles
April 19, 2017 - 10:01am
August 26, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken greets Peter, 4, and Kit, 1, just after the Minnesota State Fair opened Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.  They are the children of Sean and Jamie Magel of Eagan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
'Awesome' Minnesota State Fair opens with more security
August 26, 2016 - 10:55am
July 19, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota listens to health experts give suggestions Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, about how to improve rural health care. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Franken pushes bills to help rural health
July 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
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