Who Is Tina Smith, Minnesota's Next Senator?Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's appointment as a U.S. Senator will mark the first time she has ever held a political office in her own right.
For 1st Time, Minnesota Will Send 2 Female Senators To WashingtonSmith will serve in Franken's stead until a special election can be held in November 2018.
Fischbach Intends To Hold 2 Jobs After Smith Goes To WashingtonThat plan would likely be challenged by Minnesota Democrats, since it puts a Republican a heartbeat away from the governorship.
Who Will Dayton Appoint To Replace Franken?The Democrat and former comedian resigned from his post Thursday after a slew of sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Mulls '18 RunLt. Gov. Tina Smith, Gov. Mark Dayton's preferred appointee to fill Al Franken's Senate seat, is considering also running for the seat next year.
Dayton: Reports He's Chosen Franken's Replacement Are 'Speculative'A slew of different names have been thrown around, namely his female lieutenant governor and fellow democrat Tina Smith.
What Happens Now After Franken's Resignation?Franken's replacement will serve less than a year, until a special election in November 2018. The winner of the special election will serve out the last two years of Franken's term.
Klobuchar, Dayton, Others React To Franken's ResignationThe reaction to Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he would be stepping down in the coming weeks was swift.
Minnesota's $188M Budget Shortfall Leaves Many QuestionsGov. Mark Dayton says a projected budget shortfall will require some "modest corrections" to the Legislature's budget passed earlier this year.
During 'Cancer Screening Week,' Dayton Shares His Own StoryIt was a year ago this month that doctors diagnosed Gov. Dayton with prostate cancer.
Congress' Tax Plans Make Minnesota's Financial Future UncertainMinnesota officials will soon get an update of the state's financial standing, but Congress's ongoing push to slash taxes means that estimate will provide few answers.
Dayton: Schoen, Cornish Resignations 'Important First Steps'Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday welcomed the imminent resignations of two male lawmakers accused of repeated sexual harassment as an important first step to cleaning up misconduct in state politics.