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All Saints Lutheran pastor Helker faces six felony child porn charges
Newport police reports for Oct. 28: Burglary, domestic assault
Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
Pumpkins by the yard: ‘Pumpkin House’ collects donations for children’s hospitals
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
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Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
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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
Dayton spells out legislative plan in State of the State
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton laid out a plan for the 2016 legislative session Wednesday night, ranging from expanding broadband high-speed Internet...
March 10, 2016 - 1:35pm
March 8, 2016
House fails to pass Range unemployment bill on opening day
Nearly all Minnesota lawmakers say the state should extend unemployment benefits to laid-off Iron Range workers, but the state House failed to...
March 8, 2016 - 7:58pm
March 7, 2016
Area lawmakers anticipate 'divisive' session
One of the shortest legislative sessions also could be one of the most divisive, according to south Washington County lawmakers. “I would...
March 7, 2016 - 11:30am
March 2, 2016
Rubio, Sanders do not dominate delegate count
Minnesota’s part of Super Tuesday produced super turnouts and some different results than most of the 11 other states weighing in on the nominees...
March 2, 2016 - 9:59am
March 1, 2016
South Washington County Republicans turn out in big numbers, support Cruz
Republicans showed up in big numbers in south Washington County, reflecting the trend across the state for both parties in Minnesota’s precinct...
March 1, 2016 - 10:16pm
Sanders pulls ahead at busy Cottage Grove DFL caucus
Cottage Grove Middle School was overflowing with Democratic caucus-goers Tuesday night, many of them attending for the first time — and many...
March 1, 2016 - 9:49pm
February 25, 2016
Caucus 'opens' political season
ST. PAUL — Presidential candidates have given Minnesota a bit more love than usual this year as the state holds its precinct caucuses on a day when more presidential nomination delegates will be picked than any other. It is a day that could make or break a campaign. As part of Super...
February 25, 2016 - 9:00am
February 22, 2016
South St. Paul's Claflin makes House 54A bid
Warren Claflin of South St. Paul announced he is seeking the DFL endorsement for the District 54A House seat.
February 22, 2016 - 2:16pm
February 17, 2016
Klobuchar: 'Love my job,' not seeking justice position
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a job, which includes vetting any U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and is not seeking a position herself on the high court.
February 17, 2016 - 5:01pm
St. Paul Park mayor seeking state House seat
St. Paul Park Mayor Keith Franke wants to take the next political step. Franke said Wednesday he will seek the GOP endorsement for the District...
February 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
February 4, 2016
Cottage Grove council member to run for House
Cottage Grove City Council member Jen Peterson is making another run for state office. Peterson announced Thursday she will seek the DFL endorsement...
February 4, 2016 - 3:57pm
February 3, 2016
Rep. Schoen to run for Senate
State Rep. Dan Schoen wants to move from the House to the Senate.
February 3, 2016 - 9:44am
February 2, 2016
Dayton says special session won't happen
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ended his hopes for a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits to Iron Rangers, begin the process of matching state identification cards with federal requirements and launch efforts to reduce a financial disparity between black...
February 2, 2016 - 12:50pm
Sieben won't seek re-election to Senate
State Sen. Katie Sieben won’t seek re-election this fall, ending a 14-year legislative run and creating a potentially competitive 2016 race...
February 2, 2016 - 11:31am