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Tina Smith

March 13, 2018
Tina Smith.
Smith, Murkowski introduce bipartisan bill to expand mental health services in schools
March 13, 2018 - 1:30pm
March 9, 2018
Tina Smith.
Sen. Smith makes major child care access and affordability push
March 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
December 28, 2017
In this file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., met with stakeholders in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday, Aug. 22 to discuss ways to increase investments in workforce development to help employers find enough trained workers to fill open high-skills, high-demand jobs. File photo / Forum News Service
Franken plans event for supporters as poll suggests voters want him to stay
December 28, 2017 - 9:51am
December 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 13, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talks to reporters, with Gov. Mark Dayton watching, just after Dayton said on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that he would appoint her to the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Al Franken. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
December 7, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
August 18, 2017
Some workers in the Capitol and other Minnesota government buildings will receive raises of at least 2 percent this year and 2018 if the administration and Legislature approve a contract agreement that could affect 30,000. Don Davis /  Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
August 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
February 3, 2017
The sun peaks from between clouds Jan. 1, 2017, to illumine the Minnesota Capitol, which will host the new legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. Don Davis / Forum News Service
CAPITOL CHATTER: A sea of color greets Minnesota agri-business
February 3, 2017 - 2:48pm
January 12, 2017
For businesses, Minnesota Office of Broadband Development Executive Director Danna MacKenzie said, broadband access is no longer a "luxury" but "critical economic development to make sure Minnesota remains competitive. Broadband is one of the tools necessary to ensure these industries are able to compete not only locally, but globally." Illustration
State grants $34 million to expand internet access, including lakes area
January 12, 2017 - 12:41am
September 21, 2016
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Pine River-Backus pre-kindergarten student Olivia Wynn shows off her painting skills for Lt. Gov. Tina Smith during Smith's Tuesday, Sept. 20 visit to the school.
Lieutenant governor visits PR-B pre-kindergarten students
September 21, 2016 - 11:43am
July 26, 2016
The union exhibit at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair left no doubt about labor's No. 1 political goal: raising the state minimum wage. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
July 26, 2016 - 8:37am