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Brainerd school posts anti-Trump meme to Facebook: Origin unknown, investigation underway
5 hours 43 min ago
Minnesota Capitol
2019 tax season likely won’t be too messy after all. But Minnesota’s code may still need a rewrite
6 hours 44 min ago
From left, Joe Peters, William Calli and Julie Zylich chat before a Scouts BSA information session. Last month, the Girl Scouts filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts for creating unfair competition. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Recruitment war sets up battle for the sexes
7 hours 27 min ago
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime fixer, leaving federal court in New York, Aug. 21, 2018. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress. (Andres Kudacki/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition
9 hours 50 sec ago
Former FBI Director James Comey appears before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington on June 8, 2017. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels
14 hours 24 min ago
December 8, 2018
The exterior view of the White House on Sept. 8, 2007.  Jay Pickthorn / The Forum
Party on? The White House's holiday press soiree may be a ghost of Christmas past
December 8, 2018 - 5:20pm
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2018.   Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
Congress will have to 'start impeachment' process after Cohen filings, former Nixon counsel says
December 8, 2018 - 2:32pm
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors at the White House in February 2018. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave by year's end, Trump says
December 8, 2018 - 12:44pm
Vials of medical marijuana sit on a shelf at a Harvest Health and Recreation facility. The company plans to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Williston and the Bismarck-Mandan area. Courtesy of Harvest Health and Recreation
After two-year wait, ND is likely months away from distributing medical marijuana
December 8, 2018 - 12:03pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is shown in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 13, 2018. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some in GOP
December 8, 2018 - 11:13am
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, talks to Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff with the U.S. Army, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts
Trump announces Gen. Mark Milley as next Joint Chiefs chairman
December 8, 2018 - 10:41am
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Heitkamp plans to return to North Dakota, continue advocacy work after Senate term
December 8, 2018 - 9:12am
December 7, 2018
Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, left, speaks to members of the media while attorney Michael Avenatti listens outside Federal Court in New York on Mon April 16, 2018.MUST CREDIT: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Federal prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison term for former Trump lawyer
December 7, 2018 - 8:41pm
Elder abuse reform returning to Minnesota Legislature as advocacy groups search for consensus
December 7, 2018 - 8:16pm
Republican Kristi Noem celebrates her election to South Dakota's governor's office on Tues., Nov. 6. in Sioux Falls. She is the state's first female elected to the role. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
Gov.-elect Noem makes six more key staff appointments, including daughter Kennedy
December 7, 2018 - 6:22pm