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November 15, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.,
Emmer to lead U.S.House GOP campaign committee
11 hours 1 min ago
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton   Forum News Service file photo
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
11 hours 24 min ago
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, on Thursday announced efforts to reduce the underage use of e-cigarettes and flavored cigars. In September, he said youth vaping had reached "epidemic" proportions. Photo by Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post.
FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking
13 hours 6 min ago
President Trump, center, speaks in the Oval Office on Thursday. He told reporters that the White House is looking "very strongly" at Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and reiterated his opposition to punishing Saudi Arabia by blocking arms sales. "There are other things we can do," he said. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly involved in killing of journalist Khashoggi
17 hours 14 min ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 13, 2018. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker
17 hours 31 min ago
Incumbent Manhattan Beach (Minn.) mayor Paul Allen (left) selects a card from a deck after his challenger, Kevin Larson, drew the three of hearts during the special tiebreaker council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Manhattan Beach City Hall. Erin Bormett / Forum News Service
Luck of the draw: 9 of diamonds re-elects Minnesota mayor
18 hours 19 min ago
November 14, 2018
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed into law a $15 minimum wage ordinance, following a 7-0 vote by the St. Paul City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
St. Paul approves eventual increase to $15 minimum wage
November 14, 2018 - 7:45pm
President Donald Trump announces his support for a criminal justice reform bill, called the First Step Act, at the White House in Washington, Nov. 14, 2018. Trump threw his support behind the substantial rewrite of the nation’s prison and sentencing laws Wednesday, and Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on him. But powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill
November 14, 2018 - 7:43pm
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Heitkamp advocates for public safety in Indian Country as Savanna's Act advances
November 14, 2018 - 7:23pm
State Rep.-elect Hunter Cantrell, D-Savage
Only openly gay Minnesota House member proposes ban on conversion therapy
November 14, 2018 - 6:01pm
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill that calls for a  national ballast water treatment regulation for saltwater ships but also allows Great Lakes states to develop a tougher, regional standard to keep new invasive species out of the lakes. (file / News Tribune)
Senate approves ballast water regulation
November 14, 2018 - 5:33pm
Nancy Pelosi.  Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas
Pelosi seeks to shore up votes for speaker; McConnell,Schumer keep top Senate spots
November 14, 2018 - 12:14pm
CNN reporter Jim Acosta waits for the microphone at a news conference with President Donald Trump about the results of the midterm elections, at the White House in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. CNN sued the Trump administration on Nov. 13 in an effort to reinstate the press credentials of Acosta, escalating a dispute that has highlighted the increasingly tense dynamic between Trump and the news media. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Can CNN beat the White House in court? Look to the case 40 years ago of a loner journalist named Robert Sherrill.
November 14, 2018 - 11:37am
Fang (right), a male cottontop tamarind monkey, grooms Jasmine, the female, while their infant playfully climbs on branches nearby at the exhibit at the Lake Superior Zoo in August. News Tribune file photo.
City to revisit zoo, hold off on naming RR 'landmark'
November 14, 2018 - 11:02am
The CIA explored using a 'truth-serum' on terrorism detainees after 9/11, newly released report shows
November 14, 2018 - 9:30am