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Legislative election history may mean little this year in MN
Dominium breaks ground for Legends of Cottage Grove
Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
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NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
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May 5, 2016
Minnesota Legislature path forward unclear after bonding defeat
The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after Thursday's narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. "I think for those Republicans...
May 5, 2016 - 10:43pm
Railroads promise more money for safer crossings
ST. PAUL -- Railroads carrying hazardous materials across Minnesota came forward Wednesday with a plan to pay more for safer road crossings and training. "The railroads plan to step forward and assist beyond that they usually do," railroad lobbyist John Apitz told House and Senate...
May 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 3, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates public works deal
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators Monday unveiled a plan to borrow money for $1.5 billion for public works projects, things such as finishing the project of bringing water...
May 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 26, 2016
Cost of Sieben's family leave plan questioned
Legislation requiring most Minnesota businesses to provide paid family leave to workers is on hold until new cost estimates are available.
April 26, 2016 - 7:38pm
April 25, 2016
GOP picks Holmstadt for Senate District 54 race
Leilani Holmstadt is south Washington County-area Republicans’ pick to seek an open state Senate seat in the fall election.
April 25, 2016 - 1:52pm
April 14, 2016
Graff announces Cottage Grove council candidacy
Cottage Grove has a candidate for one of its open City Council seats. Kim Graff announced this week she will make a bid for a council spot. “I have always been very interested in public service,” said Graff, who serves on the city’s Planning Commission. The council will have...
April 14, 2016 - 11:52am
Minnesota lawmakers ready to get down to budget specifics
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are ready to put specific numbers to their budget plans, which so far mostly have been generic rhetoric. Senate...
April 14, 2016 - 8:22am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 12, 2016 - 8:17am
April 8, 2016
Judge orders Lehrke to pay fine, file overdue report in campaign finance case
A Ramsey County judge fined Derrick Lehrke and ordered him to file an amended campaign finance report that explains how money from his past Minnesota House bid was used.
April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm
April 5, 2016
Peterson gets nod for DFL bid; Schoen, Slaten also get party endorsements
Area Democrats picked their candidates for three local legislative races. Cottage Grove City Council member Jen Peterson got the district’s endorsement for the House of Representatives 54A seat over Warren Claflin of South St. Paul. Attendees also endorsed Rep. Dan Schoen for the...
April 5, 2016 - 8:35am
April 1, 2016
Minnesota employers battle family leave plan; Sieben bill modified
ST. PAUL — Minnesota businesses strongly oppose legislation requiring them to join a proposed family leave insurance program. "This is MNsure all over again," Cam Winton of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce told a Senate committee March 30 as members considered whether to mandate...
April 1, 2016 - 11:27am
March 31, 2016
GOP 2nd District debate Thursday in Hastings
The Minnesota 2nd Congressional District Republican Party has scheduled a U.S. House candidate debate from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Hastings High School Auditorium.
March 31, 2016 - 11:23am
March 16, 2016
Broadband, racial equity top Dayton's budget wish list
ST. PAUL -- Giving all Minnesotans equal access to high-speed Internet and promoting racial economic equality are Gov. Mark Dayton's top requests...
March 16, 2016 - 12:28pm
March 15, 2016
Sen. Sieben rolls out paid family leave plan
Sen. Katie Sieben proposes all Minnesota workers have access to a paid family and medical leave program. Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, last week...
March 15, 2016 - 3:35pm
March 10, 2016
Schoen, Democrats try to expand gun background checks
A new effort to require background checks on all Minnesota gun buyers began Thursday, but gun owner groups, Republicans and some rural Democrats...
March 10, 2016 - 4:54pm