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May 24, 2019
New Woodbury police officers (left to right) Michael Carlson, Karla Hernandez, Kyle Myers and Robert Boleen are sworn-in by Mayor Anne Burt on May 22, 2019, at Woodbury City Hall. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
City Council: 4 police officers sworn in, HERO Center business plan approved
May 24, 2019 - 9:29am
May 23, 2019
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
May 22, 2019
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
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
May 22, 2019 - 11:52am
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
Gov. Tim Walz spoke with reporters between a round of budget negotiation talks on Monday, May 13. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
At Minnesota Capitol, budget talks heat up, moms make final pitch to secure insulin access
May 13, 2019 - 5:56pm
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 10, 2019
Woodbury City Hall. File photo
City Council: Bailey Road assessments approved, debate over tobacco ordinance
May 10, 2019 - 3:01pm
May 9, 2019
Four new members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents posed for photos in the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, 2019 shortly after they were elected by the Legislature. From left, Janie Mayeron, Mike Kenyanya, Kao Ly Ilean Her and Mary Davenport. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Lawmakers elect four new members to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents
May 9, 2019 - 5:11pm
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 6, 2019
It's a typical scene for this time of year: The Minnesota Capitol press corps grilling a legislative leader coming out of budget negotiations. In this case, reporters are asking questions of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka on Monday, May 6, 2019, right after he left a meeting with other key lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'It’s obvious we’ve got a ways to go': Legislative leaders miss deadline after days of negotiations
May 6, 2019 - 3:37pm
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