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Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Judge dismisses TIF case
Ward to retire from MN House after 2018 session
News briefs: Police seek volunteer reserve officers, Absentee voting begins in Senate District 54
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East Ridge third-graders win championship at Hastings
Boys' hockey roundup: Raptors pick up SEC win vs. Stillwater
Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
Girls' hockey: Offensive mindset starts to pay off for Wolfpack
Eagles felled by last-second shot
St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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TOWN OF GREY CLOUD ISLAND: 1/26/18 Public Test of Voting Equip.
FORECLOSURE- POSTPONEMENT: U.S. Bank vs David R. Wirkus
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
New Afton boutique offers kids' fashion, parties fit for a princess
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Letter: There's room for everyone on the nice list
Letter to the editor: Holly Anderson remembered
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January 17, 2018
Ward to retire from MN House after 2018 session
A three-term state representative from Woodbury will not seek re-election in 2018. Rep. JoAnn Ward, a Democrat, announced Wednesday she plans...
January 17, 2018 - 4:24pm
January 11, 2018
Minnesota seeks to further diversity government workforce
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton's administration says its efforts to make state hiring and contracting more inclusive are paying off, but there...
January 11, 2018 - 8:58pm
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
ST. PAUL — A pair of Republican state lawmakers have effectively derailed — at least for now — plans for so-called "high-speed"...
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
News Briefs: Karla Bigham takes over as County Board chair; New police officer hired
Washington County Karla Bigham takes over as County Board chair Washington County commissioner Karla Bigham was elected 2018 chair of the board at the Jan. 2 meeting. "I want to say thanks for the opportunity to be board chair," Bigham said. "I know we rotate.... But I look forward...
January 11, 2018 - 12:36pm
January 9, 2018
St. Paul Park City Council swears in final new member
After filling in gaps with appointments and elections, the St. Paul Park City Council has taken a new shape in the new year. Newly-elected member...
January 9, 2018 - 2:39pm
January 3, 2018
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach calls herself "acting lieutenant governor," but has not talked publicly...
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
WASHINGTON — Tina Smith raised her right hand and swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution, replacing Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken after...
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
WASHINGTON — Minnesota's best-known politician has resigned from the U.S. Senate while a well-known political celebrity considers running for...
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
December 28, 2017
Cottage Grove revamps water, sewer rate structure; rates raise Jan. 1
Municipal water and sewer users will pay higher rates starting Jan. 1 under the city's new tiered utility structure. The new system focuses on...
December 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
December 23, 2017
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
ST. PAUL—Oh, what a year 2017 was in Minnesota politics. It all started innocently enough, with the state Capitol re-opening after years...
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 15, 2017
South Washington County cities approve small levy increases
South Washington County cities passed 2018 budgets last week with small increases to the levy to fund various projects.
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 29, 2017
Woodbury Mayor announces campaign for governor as Republican
The Woodbury mayor who recently announced her bid for governor said she hopes to quell what she sees as bickering and disrespect at the Minnesota...
November 29, 2017 - 2:07pm
November 27, 2017
Franken talks about remorse, but not details of groping allegations, in Q&A
U.S. Sen. Al Franken has spoken. Amid the fallout from allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, the Minneapolis Democrat on Monday, Nov....
November 27, 2017 - 10:24pm
November 26, 2017
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes
ST. PAUL — The story is that greater Minnesota loses population because there are not enough jobs. However, many greater Minnesota communities...
November 26, 2017 - 11:22am
November 23, 2017
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
A lawyer representing Sen. Dan Schoen in his final days in the Minnesota Legislature called swirling sexual harassment allegations "suspect"...
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am