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Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.Dayton has declined to answer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement.

- Townhall.com - US

US Retailer Aims to Give Tech Experience to Immigrant Teens.

A major U.S. electronic retailer says it wants to help immigrant and underprivileged teens gain the technology skills they'll need for the job market. Best Buy, in partnership with a local nongovernmental organization known as the Brian Coyle Center, has opened a tech center in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside area. The center ...

- Voice of America - US

Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical.

CHICAGO - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits.

- Reuters - US

Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota announced restrictions Tuesday on how farmers can use the herbicide dicamba in 2018, responding to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year.

- Billings Gazette - US

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.

- Billings Gazette - US

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.

- WRAL.com - US

Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical.

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits. The United States has faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand going into Week 15.

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images With just three weeks left in the regular season, the race for the NFL playoffs is officially in full swing. In the NFC, the postseason landscape was blown wide open after the Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury. The Los Angeles Rams, the Minnesota ...

- Business Insider - US

MAPPED: Where Millennials are buying homes — and for how much.

James Kirkikis/Shutterstock Despite contrary claims, Millennials are in fact buying homes at record rates. Minneapolis is the hottest market for these young buyers, with other small metros like Pittsburgh and St. Louis making the list. Millennial homeownership rates are essential to understanding the housing market because ...

- Business Insider - US

Franken back at Senate job despite soon-to-be-gone status

WASHINGTON — Al Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite his soon-to-be-gone status.The two-term Minnesota lawmaker told a somber Senate last Thursday he would resign amid multiple allegations...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota Gov. To Announce Franken's Replacement On Wednesday

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to announce Sen. Al Franken's appointed replacement on Wednesday.Dayton's office announced in an advisory sent out Tuesday that the governor will announce his appointment to replace Franken at 10 a.m. local time from the Minnesota State Capitol.

- TPM News - US

Pawlenty: Moore 'Is a Credibly Accused Serial Child Molester' – I Won't Curb My Values 'for Political Power'

On Tuesday's broadcast of CNN's New Day, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty stated that it isn't a close call whether he would vote for Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore. Pawlenty said it wasn't “even a close call” whether he would vote for Moore if he lived in Alabama, adding, “This ...

- Breitbart - US

Fmr GOP Gov Pawlenty: Don't Put 'Credibly Accused Serial Child Molester' Roy Moore in Senate

Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty appeared on CNN's New Day the morning of the Alabama Senate race, and the Republican did not mince words when asked about GOP nominee Roy Moore.

- Mediaite - US

Brickbat: No Bad Dog

A St. Paul, Minnesota, woman was left with scars after she was attacked by a police K9. Desiree Collins was taking her garbage out and the cops were looking for a burglary suspect when the dog attacked her. When she asked why the dog attacked her, officers told her, "Just at the wrong place at the wrong time, ma'am." The ...

- Reason.com - US

Singer Gwen Stefani to wrap up Super Bowl week performances

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Pop singer Gwen Stefani will close out a star-studded Super Bowl week in Minnesota.The three-time Grammy winner will headline at Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 4.Stefani is the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive

Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications for our climate. But, as it turns out, their ability to do these tasks varies depending on the makeup of the lake in which they live, according to a new study by ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Ex-GOP governor stuns with call for Franken to keep job after 'absence of anything resembling due process'

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson has called on Sen. Al Franken not to resign his Senate seat over sexual harassment allegations until he can receive “due process” from the Ethics Committee. The Star Tribune reported that Carlson's remarks were made in a Sunday posting ...

- The Raw Story - US

Couple busted for lying to Chicago cops about knife-point robbery by black man who 'looked like Fat Albert'

A Minnesota couple have been charged with lying to Chicago police about being robbed at knife-point by three black men on a visit to the city. According to the City Paper, Ryan Reiersgaard and his girlfriend Katie Mager, both 27, told police that they had been accosted by three black men after leavi...

- The Raw Story - US

A growing chorus of Democratic Senators are calling on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

NBC Sen. Bernie Sanders said President Donald Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct allegations made against him. Several Senate Democrats have called for the president to resign in recent days, though they have stopped short of calling for his impeachment. They spoke up after Democratic Sen. Al Franken of ...

- Business Insider - US

Body cam captures police dog attacking innocent woman taking out her rubbish

A US police dog was on the hunt, snout to the street, searching for traces of possible burglary suspects in Minnesota early on a September morning. A 6-metre leash tethered the German shepherd to an officer from the St Paul Police Department.

- Stuff - NZ

Daily Beast's Alter: 'Highly Doubt' Dems Would've Called for Franken's Resignation If Minnesota Governor Were Republican

Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter argued Saturday on MSNBC that if Minnesota had a Republican governor who would appoint a Republican senator, Democrats would likely not have called for Sen. Al Franken's resignation and instead given Franken a chance before the Ethics Committee “he way you know it's political is ...

- Breitbart - US

The 5-year bootstrapped odyssey of Sno-Go, a snow bike for the everyday ski mountain visitor

Skiing has always been something of a nightmare for me. I first “learned” how to ski in middle school, and still to this day don't really understand how to stop. I once went to a “black diamond” mountain in Minnesota and had to slam myself into the ground before skiing straight into the ski chalet. ...

- TechCrunch - US

Santa wins big on slot machine and showers ecstatic shoppers with hundreds of dollars

Tyler Ketz is seen opening a zipper bag full of single dollar notes and tossing it over a balcony at the Mall of America, Minnesota.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani signs with the Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels signed 23-year-old Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani on Friday, putting an end to an intense Major League Baseball-wide pursuit of the dual pitcher and outfielder. Ohtani's agent explained to Yahoo Sports that "while there has been much speculation about what would drive Shohei's decision, what ...

- The Week - US

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions.

- WRAL.com - US

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, top choice to fill Franken's Senate seat, mulling 2018 run: sources

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

More Details in the Trent Franks Scandal Emerge, Trump's Travel Ban Has Its Day in Court, and Tim Pawlenty Considers a Run for Senate: P.M. Links

More details in the Trent Franks scandal emerge. Trump's travel ban had its day in court today. You can read Reason's latest coverage of the legal challenges against it here. Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson wrote part of the inscription left by the Senate candidate in her year book. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ...

- Reason.com - US

Officials have more work ahead on Enbridge pipeline review

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota officials need to do more work on the environmental review of Enbridge Energy's proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmental and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Al Franken accuser: His speech was 'not an apology'

One of the women who accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment leveled more criticism on the “defiant” lawmaker on Friday after he announced his resignation and dismissed many of the claims against him....

- The Raw Story - US

Body cam captures police dog attacking innocent woman taking out her garbage in Minnesota

A Minnesota police dog was on the hunt, snout to the street, searching for traces of possible burglary suspects early on a September morning. A 20-foot leash tethered the German shepherd to an officer from the St. Paul Police Department. The two suspects were fleeing on foot, and Gabe, a five-and-a-half...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

The number of politicians facing serious consequences for sexual misconduct is ridiculously low

The number of sexual misconduct claims against powerful elected officials is stacking up. On Wednesday, a woman accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of making unwanted sexual advances toward her following a radio show in 2006. The woman claimed that Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her, excusing his behavior by saying that ...

- ThinkProgress - US

With Franken Out, GOP Has Dream Candidate in Mind

Democrats aren't in immediate danger of losing Al Franken's Senate seat. Minnesota's governor is a Democrat himself and will choose within the party for his temporary replacement. After that, however, all bets are off. And that's bad news for Democrats, explains the AP : Franken would not have faced re-election until...

- Newser - US

Keillor: Minnesota Public Radio Did Not Fully Investigate Allegations

Embattled former public radio host Garrison Keillor said he was not given a “full and fair” investigation before Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with him over allegations of sexual misconduct.“I expect to deal with MPR soon to try to fix the enormous mistake they have made by not conducting a full and fair ...

- TPM News - US

Go further, Sierra Club tells Minnesota oil pipeline reviewers

A Minnesota utility regulator needs to take a stronger stance than it did on a proposal from Enbridge to overhaul an oil pipeline system, the Sierra Club said.

- UPI - US

Minnesota woman sues after being bitten by leashed police K-9

A Minnesota woman, who was unexpectedly attacked by a police K-9 in late September, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, the StarTribune reported.

- FOX News - US

The Future Of Franken's Seat

Sen. Al Franken's resignation creates a political opening in Minnesota. Margie Omero, Democratic pollster and partner at GBA Strategies, joins David Greene for a look at Democrats' strategy.

- NPR - US

Statement by NOW President Toni Van Pelt on the resignation of Al Franken

National Organization for Women Al Franken was right to resign. He's been a good Senator, but his career cannot be valued higher than his obligation to treat women with respect. Minnesota will get another good Senator, and I hope it's a woman. Once all the prominent people who've been revealed to have sexually harassed ...

- Common Dreams - US

Nurses to MN Gov. Mark Dayton - Appoint Progressive Leader Rep. Keith Ellison to Senate

National Nurses UnitedNational Nurses United, which includes the Minnesota Nurses Association as a major affiliate, today called on Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to appoint Rep. Keith Ellison to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Al Franken. Keith Ellison is an outstanding progressive champion ...

- Common Dreams - US

MPR Cutting Ties With Longtime Business Partner Garrison Keillor

Last week, Minnesota Public Radio announced it was severing ties with Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Separating long-term business arrangements also carries emotional baggage.

- NPR - US

Georgia Swarm scores deal with Mercedes-Benz dealership Atlanta Classic Cars

The Georgia Swarm is reaping the benefits of being on top of the National Lacrosse League. After a World Championship season, Swarm is set to start the 2017-18 NLL Season with several new corporate partners, including a first of its kind in the NLL deal with the Duluth, Ga.-based Mercedes-Benz dealership Atlanta Classic ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. AL FRANKEN TO QUIT SENATE The embattled Minnesota lawmaker bows to demands … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

In Franken's fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one of their own when sexual harassment allegations pile up. Now they must worry about...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

WATCH: Senators react to Franken's decision to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign from Congress in the coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and the collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations

The Minnesota senator said he will resign "in the coming weeks."

- ABC News - US

In Franken's fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one of their own when sexual harassment allegations pile up. Now they must worry about keeping one more vulnerable seat when they already had their hands full in next year's election.

- WRAL.com - US

In Franken's fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one of their own when sexual harassment allegations pile up. Now they must worry about keeping…

- Billings Gazette - US

Al Franken’s Rise and Fall

Once a star of 'Saturday Night Live,' Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

- New York Times - US

Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota announced his plans to resign, a day after a sixth woman accused him of misconduct and dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

- New York Times - US

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