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December 13, 2017
The lights from the North Dakota state Christmas Tree glow against the backdrop of the gold colored columns in Memorial Hall inside the state Capitol in Bismarck on Wednesday, Dec. 13. During a public ceremony on Tuesday evening, Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum officially flipped the switch to light the tree. The artificial tree is filled with 331 donated handmade ornaments made by children, artists and craftspeople from across the state.  Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota state Christmas Tree
7 hours 31 min ago
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talks to reporters, with Gov. Mark Dayton watching, just after Dayton said on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that he would appoint her to the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Al Franken. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
9 hours 10 min ago
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
11 hours 15 min ago
Gov. Doug Burgum at an addiction program earlier this year.  Forum News Service file photo
ND launches ad campaign to reduce stigma of addiction
11 hours 31 min ago
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's job. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Grandchildren's pictures could mediate potential constitutional conflict
12 hours 11 min ago
Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy
15 hours 21 min ago
Omarosa Manigault, pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in February, will leave her White House post on Jan. 20. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
17 hours 3 min ago
Doug Jones stands for a photograph Tuesday with voters outside a polling location in Bessemer, Ala. Jones won his bid for the U.S. Senate. Nicole Craine / Bloomberg
Analysis: Doug Jones victory in Alabama will likely speed up Republican tax train
19 hours 55 min ago
Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to bicker over what happened in Alabama
20 hours 2 min ago
December 12, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. File photo / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to name Franken replacement for Senate on Wednesday
December 12, 2017 - 7:53pm
December 11, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, from left, N.D. Gov. Doug Burgum and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams listen to Minnesota hydrologist Suzanne Jiwani during a diversion task force meeting Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Flood diversion task force finds common ground in some, not all cases
December 11, 2017 - 9:33pm
December 10, 2017
Picture of health: Stats provide glimpse into health spending
December 10, 2017 - 8:13am
Greg Murphy cheers on his son Zachary's team, Grand Forks Central Knights, during a recent hockey game. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Even with good insurance, health conditions put great burden on families
December 10, 2017 - 7:00am
December 8, 2017
FILE — Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and fellow Republicans rally against a Democratic health insurance reform bill, outside Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 17, 2009. Franks, one of the most ardent conservatives in Congress, was planning to resign from Congress on Dec. 7, 2017, according to a Republican official familiar with his decision. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Rep. Trent Franks, facing ethics investigation, says he will resign immediately
December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser, before a news conference with President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 12, 2017. (Al Drago/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, to depart White House
December 8, 2017 - 12:47pm