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Vice President Mike Pence looks on as President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after announcing he signed a spending bill, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, March 23, 2018. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill into law Friday, avoiding a government shutdown that had suddenly become a possibility when he vented on Twitter that it failed to address immigration issues and the border wall. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Trump issues order supporting ban on many transgender troops, defers to Pentagon on new restrictions
44 min 18 sec ago
March 23, 2018
Census: More than half of Minnesota's counties lost residents in 2017
12 hours 21 min ago
Orville Freeman, former governor of Minnesota, and his wife, Jane, at a governors conference in Michigan in about 1959. Courtesy of Kate Freeman
Jane Freeman, wife of state's first Democratic Gov. Orville Freeman and mother of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, dies at 96
13 hours 39 min ago
Hundreds of abused, neglected children go without advocates in Minnesota's legal system
15 hours 23 min ago
A semi and other vehicles cross the Kennedy Bridge into North Dakota on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
A bridge too far? Grand Forks-area planners recommend more northerly river crossing
15 hours 31 min ago
Pam Sharp, as director of the state Office of Management and Budget, listens last year during a state Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting meeting.
Sharp to return to state Capitol
15 hours 50 min ago
U.S. Sen. John Thune speaks to a crowd in 2017 at Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Forum News Service file photo
Conservation Reserve Program improvements may be part of new farm bill, SD senator says
16 hours 11 sec ago
North Dakota first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum Submitted photo
Burgum appoints members to Recovery Reinvented Advisory Council
16 hours 6 min ago
With candidates from opposite ends of state, western ND Republicans push for convention delegates
16 hours 25 min ago
Cattle in a South Dakota pasture.  Forum News Service file photo
Heitkamp: ‘Cow patty’ emission rule eliminated in budget bill
17 hours 11 min ago
This is the statement discrediting Corfman that Sexton says he was asked to sign. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Dalton Bennett.
Attorney says Roy Moore supporters offered him $10,000 to drop client who accused the Senate candidate of sexual impropriety
17 hours 30 min ago
Aerial rendering of the Obama Presidential Center.  DBOX for The Obama Foundation
Obama center faces pushback from future Chicago neighbors
19 hours 34 min ago
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt listens during a late-February 2018 legislative committee hearing. He says he does not plan to run for higher office. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans look to Washington
19 hours 45 min ago
Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter
21 hours 11 min ago
Wayne Huizenga in Boca Raton, Florida on Feb. 19, 2004. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Mike Fuentes.
Wayne Huizenga, empire-builder in videos and trash, dies at 80
22 hours 48 min ago