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'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
New Life Academy names interim head
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
Ellsworth police looking for male suspect in connection with armed robbery
HERO Center plan OK'd; new sign at River Oaks: Cottage Grove City Council briefs
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Boys Lacrosse: East Ridge wins key non-conference game
Baseball: East Ridge, Woodbury start the week with wins
Boys Tennis: East Ridge loses close match to Eagan in section semifinals
Washington County Parks begins campfire program May 25
Girls Golf: Woodbury, East Ridge, New Life have strong weeks to finish out regular season
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
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Summons: Pinetree Pond First Association vs. Shane Hecker
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Xcel plans to be coal-free by 2030
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction
Forum Communications head elected to news industry advocacy board
Local Financial Advisor Honored for Performance
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Marsha Rae Kveton
Alice Ann Busch
Timothy E. Simon
Keith G. Sauer
Joan Garrity Clotfelter
Clara Rose Rowell
Happy Golden Birthday, Rio Vera!
Tina Folch for House Representative
Editorial: An answer to teens' 20% e-cig usage: Tobacco 21
Column: Reaching a key educational milestone
Letter: Woodbury welcoming party
Letter: Paid family and medical leave
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April 12, 2019
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
ST. PAUL - Minnesota state agencies are fighting for pollinators. An executive order by Gov. Tim Walz affirmed the importance of pollinators...
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 10, 2019
State computer hackers threaten thousands of Minnesotans’ data
ST. PAUL — Computer hackers have gained access to thousands of Minnesotans’ data stored in state computers during the past year, including 35,000 people who deal with the Department of Human Services. A key senator says the department must make progress in changing the situation....
April 10, 2019 - 5:18pm
Auditor report: Minnesota child care program ripe for fraud
ST. PAUL — A program to help low-income Minnesota families afford child care is at high risk for fraud and error, and human services agencies...
April 10, 2019 - 5:15pm
Walz appoints new lottery leader
ST. PAUL -- A longtime political staffer is being promoted to lead the Minnesota State Lottery. Adam Prock was appointed as executive director...
April 10, 2019 - 3:17pm
April 9, 2019
Report shines light on elder neglect as Minnesota lawmakers seek reform
ST. PAUL — Cases of elder abuse and neglect in Minnesota are disturbing, widespread and mostly preventable, according to a new report detailed...
April 9, 2019 - 4:01pm
Smart Market replaces Central Park cafe
The Café at Central Park has closed, making way for a new self-service option: Smart Market by Canteen. Parks and Recreation Director Michelle...
April 9, 2019 - 5:00am
April 8, 2019
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
ST. PAUL - Minnesota is close to joining 17 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring drivers to use hands-free technology when...
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 4, 2019
Orange cone alert: MnDOT announces 221 construction projects coming this summer
ST. PAUL -- Buckle up, Minnesota. Construction season is on the way. The state Department of Transportation on Thursday, April 4, unveiled its...
April 4, 2019 - 11:58am
April 2, 2019
Washington County closing program for juvenile offenders
As schools add more on-site resources, Washington County's longtime education program for juvenile offenders will close after this school year....
April 2, 2019 - 5:00am
April 1, 2019
Banned bills? Democrats stage mock hearing to push their proposals
ST. PAUL — What's a state lawmaker to do when he or she can't get a hearing at the Capitol? Well, one path is to invent a committee willing...
April 1, 2019 - 5:02pm
March 29, 2019
Ellison, Kent, Sandell address consumer protection, gun laws, current bills at listening session
WOODBURY — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-District 53, and Rep. Steve Sandell, DFL-53B, answered constituent...
March 29, 2019 - 5:51pm
March 19, 2019
Republicans ready to reopen Minnesota school choice debate
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate leaders say debates about Minnesota school funding should include tax breaks for groups that fund private and parochial...
March 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
March 15, 2019
Mid-session update: Sen. Kent, Rep. Xiong talk state budget, MNLARS, paid family leave
OAKDALE — With the state legislative session at the halfway point, Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-District 53, and Rep. Tou Xiong, DFL-53A, appeared...
March 15, 2019 - 2:16pm
March 14, 2019
20-week abortion ban passes Minnesota Senate panel after emotional testimony
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota Senate panel on Thursday, March 14, voted to outlaw abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, paving the way for the proposal...
March 14, 2019 - 6:45pm
March 13, 2019
Minnesota Senate panel greenlights Prairie Island push to ensure tribal police authority
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota Senate panel on Wednesday, March 13, advanced a proposal to let the Prairie Island Indian Community maintain a police...
March 13, 2019 - 4:43pm