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Minnesota state Reps. Debra Kiel of Crookston and Paul Torkelson of Hanska talk on the House floor Monday, March 19, 2018, before Tokelson's bill to fix MNLARS was debated. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
10 hours 37 min ago
March 19, 2018
Minnesota State Capitol
Students seeking gun-control measures stall Minn. legislative committee
17 hours 58 min ago
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after he spoke to Republican Minnesota House members. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tim Pawlenty launches governor campaign committee
20 hours 1 min ago
March 16, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton announces changes he wants to make in Minnesota's $46 billion, two-year budget on Friday, March 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 15, 2018
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Minn. lawmaker proposes 'slowpoke bill,' which would increase punishment for slow drivers in left lane
March 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
MNLARS talks to go over weekend
March 15, 2018 - 12:28pm
March 14, 2018
Sharing a laugh cannot be a bad sign. Gov. Mark Dayton got Senate President Michelle Fischbach and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to laugh Wednesday night, March 14, 2018, as the governor delivered his State of the State speech. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
Paul Hoppe
Hoppe enters sheriff's race to challenge Starry
March 14, 2018 - 9:11am
March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 12, 2018
The Washington/ Ramsey Recycling and Energy Center lies in Newport, just off Interstate 494. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Odor ordinance in place for partnering cities Newport, South St. Paul
March 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Minnesota GOP legislators want Medicaid recipients to work
March 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
March 9, 2018
The solar panels installed at the Public Works building will be this style and about 14 feet high. Courtesy of the city of Newport
Solar to cover Newport Public Works energy
March 9, 2018 - 5:49am
March 8, 2018
Recently condemned by the city, Opinion Brewing has now lost its liquor license as well. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
After mitigation attempts, city pulls Opinion's liquor license
March 8, 2018 - 10:00pm
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
State House analyzes 3M settlement in committee
March 8, 2018 - 1:32pm