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November 23, 2017
Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing Sen. Dan Schoen, addressed members of the media following the senator's resignation announcement. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
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Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
November 22, 2017
The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara ‘strongly leaning toward’ a run
November 22, 2017 - 2:05pm
Karla Bigham announced she will run for the Minnesota Senate in a special election following Sen. Dan Schoen's resignation. Submitted photo
Former state lawmaker Bigham announces Senate run; GOP Reps. Jurgens and Franke considering bids
November 22, 2017 - 11:14am
November 21, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, will resign Wednesday amid sexual harassment allegations, his attorney said. Forum News Service file photo
Sen. Schoen to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
November 21, 2017 - 5:25pm
Elected officials and members of the Woodbury Heritage Society gathered Nov. 8 at the historic Miller Barn off of Valley Creek Road. They were given a $160,000 grant through the efforts of Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury Rep. JoAnn Ward, DFL-Woodbury, Sen. Susan Kent DFL-Woodbury. The money will help preserve the barn. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
State grant boosts effort to save historic Miller Barn in Woodbury
November 21, 2017 - 8:45am
November 20, 2017
CNN says this photo is from the Facebook account of former Minnesotan Lindsay Menz of her and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken. After a radio host on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, accused Franken of 2006 sexual harassment, Menz came forth with her own claim that Franken grabbed her buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
November 20, 2017 - 11:24pm
The Bailey Meadows development will include villa homes and single family homes at the northeast end of Newport. The marked parcel on the northwest edge of the development was recently sold by Planning Commission chairman Kevin Haley. Courtesy of the city of Newport
Conflict of interest? Newport Planning Commission chair sells land, votes to recommend development
November 20, 2017 - 12:52pm
The Bailey Meadows development will include villa homes and single family homes at the northeast end of Newport. Courtesy of the city of Newport
Bailey Meadows development approved in Newport amid opposition
November 20, 2017 - 12:49pm
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that she knows of no more sex harassment allegations that may arise in the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville and House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown get in a laugh before a Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, meeting in which legislative leaders discussed the goveror's veto of Legisalture funding. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
November 17, 2017 - 12:01pm
Elected Minnesota officials surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Oct. 29, 2014, as Democrats launch a pre-election tour. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, many women political leaders criticized Franken for reports that he treated a female entertainer inapprorpiately. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
November 17, 2017 - 9:25am
November 14, 2017
State Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in Minnesota politics, according to a MinnPost report published Nov. 8. A Senate staff also filed a complaint against him Nov. 14. Forum News Service file photo
Female Senate staffer charges that Schoen sent her sexual photo in 2015
November 14, 2017 - 9:47pm
November 13, 2017
The Jamaica Avenue to Keats Avenue stretch of Ravine Parkway will be constructed in 2018. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove's 2018 construction prepares for new housing
November 13, 2017 - 8:45am
November 12, 2017
Participants get to work on their pieces at the Wood and Wine event Nov. 3. Photo courtesy of River Oaks Golf Course and Events Center
River Oaks' Eagles restaurant adds emphasis to events
November 12, 2017 - 10:45am
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