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Mayor Bill Palmquist was joined by Miss Pre-teen North Star Rylee Van Houten and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, among others, for the ribbon-cutting Saturday. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia
Photo: Afton Mayor Bill Palmquist celebrates new downtown
9 hours 58 min ago
May 20, 2019
Sen. Chris Eaton, left, and Rep. Dave Baker, right, spoke about losing their children to opioid addiction and a bill they passed Monday, May 20, that would increase resources for treatment and education.
'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
May 20, 2019 - 10:41pm
May 19, 2019
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
May 19, 2019 - 8:17pm
May 17, 2019
HERO Center plan OK'd; new sign at River Oaks: Cottage Grove City Council briefs
May 17, 2019 - 10:08am
May 16, 2019
Mock structures in the new HERO Center will allow police and SWAT teams to practice emergency responses. The structures can also be sealed and filled with smoke for firefighter apporach and entry drills. Submitted graphic courtesy of Leo A. Daly
HERO Center on track: Cottage Grove, Woodbury councils close to final approval
May 16, 2019 - 3:43pm
May 13, 2019
Brian North, Vice President Mike Pence and Tricia Hinz pose for a photo at the North Pole Restaurant and Newport Drug. Photo courtesy of Brian North
When the vice president surprise visits your restaurant
May 13, 2019 - 5:19pm
May 11, 2019
Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, at far left, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, left, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, share a laugh at the Governor's Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Albert Lea. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders net walleye, fail to reel in budget deal
May 11, 2019 - 3:12pm
May 9, 2019
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke held a meet and greet at Angry Inch Brewing in Lakeville, Minn., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. O'Rourke's shirt is wet from the time that he spent taking photos with those who waited outside in the rain for him to arrive. The venue was at capacity. Rachel Fergus / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Video: Beto O'Rourke draws crowd of all ages in Lakeville
May 9, 2019 - 9:13am
May 3, 2019
Representatives from Families Against Bullying posed with Cottage Grove City Council members at its May 1 meeting. From left: Cassandra Hallen, Joeline Wright, Pam Steed and Teri Langness. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Meeting watch: Council supports Standing Strong 5K
May 3, 2019 - 2:41pm
May 1, 2019
Cottage Grove, Woodbury express concern about top-down approach in 3M settlement fund allocation
May 1, 2019 - 4:27pm
Rick King, Chief Operating Officer of Thomson Reuters and chair of a special review of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, suggests that the state drop the system and purchase a packaged software system to replace it Wednesday, May 1, at the Capitol. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Expert group says Minn. should scrap MNLARS, buy new system
May 1, 2019 - 4:19pm
April 25, 2019
Kim Westra asked Rep. Angie Craig about her plans to improve election security. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia
Mueller report, health care underscore Angie Craig town hall
April 25, 2019 - 5:11pm
April 24, 2019
Joshua Mower spoke during the his Eagle Scout Award ceremony at the April 17 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Scott Seroka
City Council honors newest Eagle Scout
April 24, 2019 - 8:16am
April 4, 2019
Andrew Lisson was sworn in as a  Cottage Grove firefighter and parmaedic at the April 3 City Council meeting. Lisson's wife, Brianna, pinned on his badge. Submitted photo courtesy of Scott Seroka
Firefighter joins the ranks in Cottage Grove
April 4, 2019 - 5:03pm
April 2, 2019
Washington County closing program for juvenile offenders
April 2, 2019 - 5:00am
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