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School board approves levy increase
5 hours 59 min ago
Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, and Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, listen as diabetes patients discuss the rising cost of insulin. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Senate.
Minnesota lawmakers consider regulations on insulin pricing
6 hours 59 min ago
December 14, 2018
Washington County Board approves 2019 budget
December 14, 2018 - 8:46am
December 12, 2018
Newport passes budget
December 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
The long-vacant dead end of Hamlet Avenue will soon be filled with 24 new homes. The neighborhood, settled between Pine Hill Elementary and Hamlet Park, will extend a cul-de-sac that’s gone undeveloped for over 60 years. Eternity Homes is developing the homes estimated to cost between $350,000 and $450,000. File photo
New homes help lessen tax bite in Cottage Grove
December 12, 2018 - 9:06am
December 9, 2018
Minnesota Capitol
2019 tax season likely won’t be too messy after all. But Minnesota’s code may still need a rewrite
December 9, 2018 - 6:05pm
December 6, 2018
Minnesota governor-elect Tim Walz said a $1.5 billion state budget surplus could help improve education and health care funding. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota economy chugs on, but slowdown on the horizon
December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
December 3, 2018
Washington County Board briefs: Johnson begins term
December 3, 2018 - 2:35pm
November 28, 2018
District, union reach temporary accord
November 28, 2018 - 6:49pm
November 26, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar gives her victory speech at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Klobuchar on 2020 presidential bid: 'I'll let you know'
November 26, 2018 - 10:05am
November 20, 2018
Afton renews contract with Washington County Sheriff's Office
November 20, 2018 - 12:31pm
November 12, 2018
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Hjelmstad uncase the division colors during a ceremony Nov. 12, 2018, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Minnesota National Guard's Red Bulls assumed responsibility for the Task Force Spartan mission from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division. Photo by Sgt. Bill Boecker / Minnesota National Guard
Red Bulls take charge of Middle East task force
November 12, 2018 - 2:50pm
November 9, 2018
Going once, going twice: Unclaimed property auction announced
November 9, 2018 - 11:30am
November 8, 2018
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul.  Forum News Service photo
Minnesota Democrats pick new House Speaker
November 8, 2018 - 11:01pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan, left, Gov.-elect Tim Walz, center, and Gwen Walz walk toward the Capitol Thursday, Oct. 8, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Gov.-elect Walz says Capitol gridlock will fall to him
November 8, 2018 - 5:28pm