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January 23, 2018
The former municipal pool building will be demolished to make way for three new homes, built by Habitat for Humanity. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Pool site to be converted to Habitat for Humanity homes
January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
FILE PHOTO: Doug Burgum announces his candidacy for North Dakota governor during a press conference Jan. 14, 2016, at The Stage in Island Park, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Stream the State of the State address and Democratic response
January 23, 2018 - 8:31am
January 17, 2018
Rep. JoAnn Ward
Ward to retire from MN House after 2018 session
January 17, 2018 - 4:24pm
January 11, 2018
Minnesota seeks to further diversity government workforce
January 11, 2018 - 8:58pm
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
News Briefs: Karla Bigham takes over as County Board chair; New police officer hired
January 11, 2018 - 12:36pm
January 9, 2018
Council member Jeff Swenson once again was sworn in to his council seat. Swenson has held the seat for 12 years. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
St. Paul Park City Council swears in final new member
January 9, 2018 - 2:39pm
January 3, 2018
Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach tells reporters on Dec. 13, 2017, that she plans to serve both as a senator and lieutenant governor. She automatically moved into that position at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith resigned to become U.S. senator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
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
The city is increasing rates as users go above 6,000 gallons of water a month to encourage conservation efforts. Rates increase after each additional 3,000 gallons used. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove revamps water, sewer rate structure; rates raise Jan. 1
December 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
December 23, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 15, 2017
South Washington County cities approve small levy increases
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 29, 2017
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens officially announced her run as a Republican for Minnesota Governor Nov. 29. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Woodbury Mayor announces campaign for governor as Republican
November 29, 2017 - 2:07pm
November 27, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Franken talks about remorse, but not details of groping allegations, in Q&A
November 27, 2017 - 10:24pm