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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 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 17, 2017
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
October 4, 2017
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, along with the rest of Wisconsin's house members, voted Tuesday with their respective parties on whether to limit abortions. RiverTown Multimedia file photo
Wisconsin Roundup: House Members Vote With Their Parties To Limit Abortions; and more state news
October 4, 2017 - 8:49am
May 24, 2017
Jeff Erdmann. Submitted photo
Rosemount teacher announces 2018 congressional run
May 24, 2017 - 5:11pm
May 16, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: U.S. Rep. Gallagher wants Congress to get Trump meeting transcripts; 10 more state news stories
May 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
February 20, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Capitol streaker may have been drunk; one-quarter of Milwaukee's 911 calls not emergencies; 12 more state news stories
February 20, 2017 - 8:00am
January 16, 2017
Green Bay fans were on pins and needles in the closing minutes of Sunday's playoff game against Dallas. (File photo)
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsinites sweat through Packers' upset; Obamacare repeal protests continue; 7 more state news stories
January 16, 2017 - 8:24am
November 8, 2016
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) fills out his ballot at PS 321 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Republicans defend grip on U.S. Congress as Trump wins presidency
November 8, 2016 - 11:38pm
Report: State prison costs grow five times the rate of school expenses; mixed reviews follow Trump visit with congressional Republicans; 11 more state news stories
July 8, 2016 - 10:04am
November 1, 2012
7th District congressional race sets record for spending; Don't-call-and-drive law in effect for young drivers; more briefs
November 1, 2012 - 9:30am
December 6, 2011
Ray Boland, former state secretary of veteran's affairs and Ft. McCoy commander, says he intends to run for Congress.
Former Ft. McCoy commander Ray Boland plans run for Congress
December 6, 2011 - 9:37am