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A group of tourists checks out the Minnesota Senate chamber on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Captiol is busy this time of year with tourists from school children to the elderly. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Legislature could outlaw fake service animals
2 hours 46 min ago
FILE — Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, talks to reporters at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, Jan. 12, 2017. Giuliani says he was the architect of President Donald Trump’s order suspending or barring the entry of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and the courts are interested in his statements. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to 'negotiate an end' to Mueller probe
3 hours 32 min ago
Former FBI official Andrew McCabe was fired over allegations from the Justice Department's inspector general that he authorized the disclosure of information to a reporter about an ongoing criminal investigation and then misled investigators about it. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to US attorney for consideration of criminal charges
4 hours 52 min ago
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Naval Air Station Key West, in Key West, Fla., April 19, 2018. Earlier, Trump visited the Joint Interagency Task Force South, a federal narcotics interdiction operation based here. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Rosenstein said to tell Trump he's not target in Mueller probe
4 hours 58 min ago
Sen. Tammy Duckworth arrives on Capitol Hill with her 10-day-old daughter, Maile, in Washington, April 19, 2018. Daughter in hand, Duckworth came to the Senate floor to vote no on the confirmation of Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) as the new head of NASA. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Duckworth's newborn daughter becomes first baby permitted on Senate floor
5 hours 7 min ago
People gather ahead of the 45th annual March for Life, "Love Saves Lives," on Jan. 19, 2018 at the Mall. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges.
Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November elections
6 hours 42 min ago
Paul Manafort outside federal court in Washington in October. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped
9 hours 32 min ago
She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job
11 hours 26 min ago
April 18, 2018
Leah Phifer
Leading candidate at DFL convention drops out of run in primary for 8th District congressman
22 hours 58 min ago
The Minnesota state Capitol. Don Davis / Forum News Service
With new details out, the battle over taxes heats up at the Minnesota Legislature
April 18, 2018 - 6:26pm
Stephanie Clifford, the porn star better known as Stormy Daniels, leaves a federal courthouse after a hearing involving Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, in New York, April 16, 2018. Cohen appeared in court as prosecutors and Cohen’s lawyer continue to argue over the fruits — and future — of the extraordinary raids that federal agents conducted last week on Cohen’s office, home and hotel room. (Jeenah Moon/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump calls Stormy Daniels' story of 2011 threat 'a total con job'
April 18, 2018 - 5:44pm
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, pictured here in a file photo from 2017, sued three Minnesota counties for using outside auditing services. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Supreme Court allows counties to pick financial auditors
April 18, 2018 - 5:36pm
Joe Vene, former Beltrami County Commissioner and U.S. Army Veteran, speaks at a House GOP press conference on Wednesday in St. Paul about a bill to fund a veterans home in Bemidji, as well as in Preston and Montevideo. Scotty Allison, Beltrami County Veteran Services Officer, is on the left. Behind Vene and Allison, left to right, are Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, and Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook. (Photo from YouTube video)
Governor skeptical about vet home proposal; Bemidji-area legislators, veterans support plan
April 18, 2018 - 5:23pm
U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, left, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota talk Aug. 3, 2017, at Farmfest. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, they spoke against a Republican-written farm bill that they said could cut people off food stamps. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Partisan split threatens federal farm bill
April 18, 2018 - 4:25pm
rom left, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie, President Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk before dinner in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 17, 2018.  Photo by Kentaro Aoyama-The Yomiuri Shimbun
Trump says initial high-level meeting between US and North Korea 'went very well'
April 18, 2018 - 12:34pm