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February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump participates in a discussion that included survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 21, 2018. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation,” Trump said at the event's outset, adding that his administration would be “very strong on background checks.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers
February 21, 2018 - 9:48pm
President Donald Trump holds a card with questions during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
February 21, 2018 - 7:58pm
(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discuss the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M on Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 21, 2018 - 7:40pm
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
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va., Dec. 15, 2017. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump suggests supporters should pressure Sessions to investigate Obama's inaction on Russian meddling
February 21, 2018 - 11:35am
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, also the state lieutenant governor, presides over the Senate on opening day of the session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Democrats say Fischbach, a Republican, cannot hold both offices. David Oakes / Senate photographer
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
Anish Oleti, 16, and other other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Feb. 21, 2018. Seven days after the mass shooting, Florida’s Republican-dominated state government faces unprecedented pressure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. (Audra Melton/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn dangerous
February 21, 2018 - 10:16am
February 20, 2018
Ellie Branson participates in the Not One More rally for gun legislation, held at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., teenage voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. (Saul Martinez/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
A lawmaker's aide called school-shooting survivors 'actors.' Within hours, he was fired.
February 20, 2018 - 9:21pm
Demonstrators with the gun control advocacy group Mom's Demand Action rally in the Rotunda on the opening day of the 2018 Minnesota Legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. John Autey / Pioneer Press
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm
Vice President Mike Pence is flanked by his wife, Karen Pence, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is standing at center in the back row. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during Olympics before last minute cancellation
February 20, 2018 - 7:40pm
A "bump stock" device can be attached to a semi-automatic weapon, allowing it to function as an automatic. Special to The Forum
Trump directs Sessions to propose regulations to ban 'bump stocks'
February 20, 2018 - 4:12pm
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Beltrami Commissioner Reed Olson seeking DFL endorsement for District 5A
February 20, 2018 - 3:54pm
Karla Bigham takes the oath of office to become a Minnesota senator on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Chief Justice Lori Gildea administers the oath while the new senator's husband, John, holds a Bible. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New legislators start as Legislature begins
February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 23, 2018. Many policies that he has approved are downright ordinary by the standards of modern Republican administrations. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts
February 20, 2018 - 9:42am
FILE — David Shulkin, the Trump administration’s choice to head Veterans Affairs, at his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 1, 2017. An inspector general’s report released on Feb. 14, 2018 found “serious derelictions” in Shulkin’s 10-day, $122,000 business trip to Europe, which included airfare for his wife and extensive sightseeing. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a 'reprieve' from scandals
February 20, 2018 - 7:14am