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February 23, 2018
The sign for the 3M Chemolite plant located in Cottage Grove can be seen from Highway 61. A settlement between 3M and the state may allocate money for Cottage Grove to construct water treatment facilities. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Cottage Grove, Woodbury prepare for 3M settlement disbursements
February 23, 2018 - 3:50pm
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
Council gives final approval on city's first solar garden
February 23, 2018 - 7:49am
February 22, 2018
Karla Bigham
Bigham's commissioner role to be filled by appointment
February 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discussed the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 22, 2018 - 12:19pm
Rep. Erin May Quade
Minnesota House sex harassment training criticized
February 22, 2018 - 10:09am
Authorities say the Hudson Walmart and other area stores were targeted last summer by a group of thieves who transacted fraudulent gift-card purchases. File photo
Charges: Cross-state Walmart scam involved employee impersonation
February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson speaks at a news conference Feb. 20. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
State settles for $850M in 3M lawsuit
February 22, 2018 - 8:28am
February 21, 2018
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, also the state lieutenant governor, presides over the Senate on opening day of the session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Democrats say Fischbach, a Republican, cannot hold both offices. David Oakes / Senate photographer
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham. Submitted photo
WATCH: Bigham gets sworn in
February 20, 2018 - 10:41am
Cottage Grove houses one of the east metro's 3M sites. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
State v. 3M trial halts before it begins
February 20, 2018 - 10:10am
February 16, 2018
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am