{FD} Tina Smith selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate: Who is she?

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton selected longtime ally Tina Smith to take over Al Franken’s Senate seat.

{FD} Franken’s Senate replacement expected to be named Wednesday

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.

{FD} Franken out? Governor prepares to name Lt. Gov. successor

Amid speculation over why Sen. Al Franken has not yet set his resignation date, Minnesota’s governor is planning to announce Wednesday his pick to replace the Democratic senator — and here’s who the governor is expected to choose.

{FD} Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Minnesota Twins ace Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

{FD} Keillor ouster prompted by ‘multiple allegations,’ radio boss says

Minnesota Public Radio’s decision to end its association with former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” that covered an extended period of time, the organization’s president said Wednesday.

{FD} Aide accuses Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her, says it was his ‘right’

Another woman is accusing Sen. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

{FD} Aide accuses Franken of trying to force a kiss and saying it was his ‘right’

Another woman is accusing Sen. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

{FD} Clinton accusers Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey barge into Al Franken’s office

Three women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of past sexual misconduct were among a group of people that showed up to Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s office on Wednesday to demand he resign from Congress amid sexual harassment accusations.

{FD} Philando Castile’s girlfriend reaches $800G settlement over police shooting

Philando Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car with him when he was killed by a police officer, is set to receive $800,000 after a series of settlements.

{FD} Woman with Down Syndrome believed to be first to compete in Miss Minnesota pageant

A woman with Down Syndrome who is competing for the title of Miss Minnesota this weekend is being called a “trailblazer” as pageant officials believe she’s the first person with the syndrome to compete in the event.

{FD} Football players beat teammate unconscious at party, authorities say

The alleged beating of a high school football player – allegedly by four of his teammates — has a small Minnesota town debating the topic of bullying.

{FD} Two stabbed at Mall of America in Minnesota

Two men were stabbed during a thwarted theft at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday night and the suspect is in custody, police said.

{FD} Two reportedly stabbed at Mall of America in Minnesota

At least two people were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota just before closing time on Sunday night, according to reports.

{FD} American man, 21, convicted of trying to join ISIS to be released

A man convicted of attempting to join ISIS was granted supervised release from a Minnesota halfway house Thursday — fewer than three years since he tried boarding a jet to meet up with the Islamic terror group in Syria.

{FD} Public school in Minnesota requires English course aimed at eradicating white privilege

A public high school in Minnesota implemented a required, race-based English course aimed at eradicating “white privilege,” but it wasn’t billed that way to students or parents, according to a public policy organization.

{FD} Death toll from 1st Minnesota snowstorm of season rises to 4

At least four people died in accidents on roads left slippery by the first significant snowstorm of the season to strike Minnesota.

{FD} Cancer patient dies after multiple errors during chemotherapy treatment, report claims

Health investigators in Minnesota are questioning at least one nurse at an assisted living facility after a deceased patient who was scheduled to receive 42 doses of chemotherapy medications in a 12-week period only got 26.

{FD} Family dog helps rescue missing Minnesota boy, 2

A family dog came to the rescue of a missing 2-year-old boy after he went missing for several hours in central Minnesota.

{FD} Man who found missing Minnesota girl gives $7G reward to her

A Minnesota farmer was presented with a $7,000 reward for finding a missing teenage girl and then just moments later gave the money to the girl, who was a captive of three men for a month.

{FD} Man kept bodies of mother, brother in home for a year, authorities say

Robert Kuefler of White Bear Lake, Minn., tried to discourage visitors, according to prosecutors.