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July 6, 2018
A growing technicolored mural on Skoolie, South Washington County Community Education's "mobile classroom," continued to flourish Aug. 7 as community members added their personal touch at the fourth "Paint the Bus" event this summer in Shawnee Park. Community members will have another chance to leave their mark on Skoolie at Community Ed's last Paint the Bus event 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Newport Lutheran Church. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
Woodbury recognized for two parks and recreation programs
July 6, 2018 - 7:49am
July 4, 2018
Minnesota Deputy Legislative Auditor Judy Randall speaks to state lawmakers as Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles listens during a hearing at the state Capitol Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota's DMV system under scrutiny of 4 watchdog investigations
July 4, 2018 - 9:34pm
July 3, 2018
ERRORs team members (from left) Iaong Lor, Kennedy Uzpen and Alex Gerber show off their robot CubERRt at the June 21, 2018, South Washington County School Board meeting. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Automatic moment: East Ridge robot struts its stuff
July 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
Winners of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards pose for a group photo on Wednesday, June 27. Courtesy of the city of Woodbury.
Woodbury presents annual Environmental Excellence Awards
July 3, 2018 - 7:49am
July 2, 2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces Monday, July 2, 2018, that she is sueing the maker of OxyCotin pain killer over claims the company made, including that it was safer than it is. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota sues over opioid crisis
July 2, 2018 - 3:12pm
County Board briefs: Intersection repair contract awarded; Parks and Rec month declared
July 2, 2018 - 10:02am
June 28, 2018
The new locker rooms will be added to the west end of the ice arena. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove Ice Arena addition to include more locker rooms
June 28, 2018 - 5:00am
June 27, 2018
Minnesota legislators talk before a meeting about the state vehicle registration and title system. From left are Rep. Paul Torkelson of Hanska, Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson and Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS better, but no money to finish fixing it
June 27, 2018 - 4:26pm
June 26, 2018
The original floor plan of the HERO Center will likely be pared down to make up for receiveing less than requested in the state bonding bill. Courtesy of the city of Woodbury
HERO Center slips into city budgets
June 26, 2018 - 9:34am
June 22, 2018
President Donald Trump waves to the crowd at Amsoil Arena at the conclusion of his Duluth, Minn., speech on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Bob King / Forium News Service
Capitol Chatter: Trump seeks 2020 Minnesota win
June 22, 2018 - 2:08pm
June 21, 2018
Representatives appointed to 3M working groups
June 21, 2018 - 2:43pm
Submitted photo courtesy of Washington County
Ravine Regional Park reopens
June 21, 2018 - 1:01pm
Census: Minnesota's diversity growth continues
June 21, 2018 - 8:55am
June 20, 2018
In a spruced-up Duluth, Minn., warehouse, President Donald Trump sits in the center seat during a roundtable discussion about the economy on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Forum News Service photoplay button
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
June 20, 2018 - 9:26pm
Burns will not seek re-election to City Council
June 20, 2018 - 1:18pm