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March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 5, 2018
Cottage Grove, Minn., houses one of the east metro's 3M sites. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
GOP lawmakers concerned about 3M lawsuit settlement
March 5, 2018 - 4:31pm
March 1, 2018
Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm announces on Thursday, March 1, that the state is catching up on a backlog of elder abuse cases. With her is Chuck Johnson, acting human services cmmissioner. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota catching up on elder abuse cases
March 1, 2018 - 5:21pm
February 26, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Jennifer Schultz of Duluth listens to testimony Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, about what the House can do to improve its sexual harassment rules. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House begins harassment rule update process
February 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 21, 2018
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
February 18, 2018
Dave Nilsen, of Dakota Hunting Retriever Club in Sioux Falls, feeds his dog, Axl, during the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on Saturday in Sioux Falls. (Luke Hagen / Republic)
SD governor hopefuls battle for birds: Noem, Jackley share five-point plans to boost SD’s pheasant population
February 18, 2018 - 5:47pm
January 29, 2018
Bismarck businessman and former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth speaks about one of his businesses in Grand Forks. Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald
Bismarck businessman officially launching Senate campaign in February
January 29, 2018 - 9:19am
January 24, 2018
Fisher Industries CEO and president Tommy Fisher will be attending the State of the Union with U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., next week. Forum News Service
Potential border wall builder accepts Cramer's invite to State of the Union
January 24, 2018 - 5:16pm
The age for purchasing tobacco could rise in the state of South Dakota. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
SD lawmaker pushing to raise state's minimum age to buy tobacco
January 24, 2018 - 11:08am
January 17, 2018
Actor Josh Duhamel motions to the Fargo Theatre as he stands next to the wood chipper from the thriller "Fargo," on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Rick Abbott / The Forum
Josh Duhamel will again be the face of North Dakota tourism in 2018
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
December 31, 2017
Smoke rises from the North Dakota Capitol and chimneys of nearly every building and home Wednesday, Dec. 27. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Here's what you should know about the new ND laws taking effect in 2018
December 31, 2017 - 4:51pm
December 24, 2017
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum meets with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday to discuss the 2017 legislative session. photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Budgets, murder top list of ND stories in 2017
December 24, 2017 - 7:20am
December 22, 2017
Sen. Al Franken got a "sweet" payoff when North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made good on a friendly wager the two made before April's Frozen Four semi-final hockey game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of North Dakota. Photo and Caption via Franken's Senate Office
Commentary: Sen. Heitkamp didn’t mean it when she said 'zero tolerance' for sexual harassment
December 22, 2017 - 8:42am
November 13, 2017
Sen. Tom Campbell, R-Grafton, is the co-founder of Campbell Farms. He is seeking the North Dakota Republican endorsement in an effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
From Walsh County to Washington? Campbell makes run at Heitkamp in race with national interest
November 13, 2017 - 8:14am