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The giant spending bill expected to pass Congress by Saturday includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has helped pay for cleanup and habitat restoration, including this 2014 project to remove tons of century-old lumber mill waste from Radio Tower Bay in the St. Louis River estuary. News Tribune file photo
Federal spending bill restores Great Lakes, EPA funding
5 hours 7 min ago
March 21, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
March 7, 2018
Reader's View: North Korean diplomacy is important
March 7, 2018 - 3:26pm
March 6, 2018
Clockwise from upper left: Joe Radinovich, Michelle Lee, Leah Phifer, Jason Metsa
8th District DFLers will meet in forum
March 6, 2018 - 7:45pm
March 3, 2018
Local View: Legislature, Congress, act — now! — on gun violence
March 3, 2018 - 5:15pm
February 27, 2018
Reader's View: Term limits ensure leaders 'of the people'
February 27, 2018 - 6:20pm
February 26, 2018
Patricia Wolff, American Farm Bureau senior director of congressional relations, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many positive aspects for agriculture. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Tax reform positive for farmers, ranchers
February 26, 2018 - 7:27am
February 25, 2018
Formerly of the Green Party, Ray "Skip" Sandman sits at his home in West Duluth. Skip is running for the 8th Congressional District seat as a member of the Independence Party. --- Clint Austin /
Sandman's new chance: Party switch fuels optimism for 8th District’s third-party candidate
February 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
February 22, 2018
Reader's View: Fix bridges before building wall
February 22, 2018 - 6:44pm
February 19, 2018
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy
Democrats line up to challenge Duffy
February 19, 2018 - 7:59pm
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced earlier this month that he is retiring at the end of his current term. (2014 file / News Tribune)
Where does Nolan's campaign cash go? Retiring congressman has more than $500K on hand
February 19, 2018 - 6:22pm
February 18, 2018
Adam Zyglis/Cagle Cartoons
Our View: End Great Lakes restoration rollercoaster
February 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
February 17, 2018
Under the eye of a life-size cutout of Ronald Reagan, Pete Stauber, who's running for the 8th Congressional District seat as a Republican, talks about where he stands on issues of immigration, the economy and health care during an interview at his campaign headquarters in Hermantown recently. Stauber said he got to meet Reagan and admired his values. Bob King /
Stauber ready for his close-up in 8th District race
February 17, 2018 - 7:55pm
February 16, 2018
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
February 12, 2018
Kirsten Hagen Kennedy
North Branch mayor 'Gump' in 8th race
February 12, 2018 - 7:37pm