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Photo: Afton Mayor Bill Palmquist celebrates new downtown
'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
crime and courts
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
arts and entertainment
Assumed Name Notice: Birdi Golf
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Summons: Pinetree Pond First Association vs. Shane Hecker
Assumed Name Notice: Zazzetta Concrete and Masonry
Assumed Name Notice: My Lazy Trainer
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
Place a Business Announcement
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
Letter: Swails misses the point
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November 18, 2018
'Baby Shark' hits Transfiguration Catholic School
Transfiguration Catholic School in Oakdale recently held a Pastor vs. Principal Penny Challenge for the school's annual walk-a-thon. On Sept....
November 18, 2018 - 10:00am
October 29, 2018
Letter: Farm to School movements feeds kids, boost local economy
When I was eating school lunch in the 1970s, there were just two days looked forward to: spaghetti day and pizza day. The mystery-meat hamburgers...
October 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
October 8, 2018
Smart device apps may foster bad choices
As students return to the classroom, it's a good time to consider the apps they are using on their smart devices. Some of them can be dangerous,...
October 8, 2018 - 9:38am
August 28, 2018
Editorial: It's back to school ... and safety
Students are heading back to school. Take a deep breath and it's a heart-warming moment — snapping of first-day photos, meeting new teachers,...
August 28, 2018 - 9:51am
August 26, 2018
Minnesota's math standards need revision, national school reform group says
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's mathematics standards have been around longer than any other state's, and a national education reform group says they need to be updated sooner rather than later. The state's math benchmarks, essentially what students are expected to learn at each grade...
August 26, 2018 - 5:41pm
August 21, 2018
Minnesota Supreme Court revives 'bad teachers' lawsuit
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Supreme Court ordered the state Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision to dismiss a lawsuit that claims teachers...
August 21, 2018 - 10:28pm
May 17, 2018
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature has three days left to pass bills, and nearly all major legislation remains in limbo. On Thursday, May...
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 14, 2018
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House passage of a public works funding bill signals the beginning of the end to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature. The...
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 8, 2018
Dayton continues push for 'emergency' school funding
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton lately is all about an "emergency" funding plan for public schools running deficits. He's on a bully-pulpit kick, urging Republican lawmakers to change course late in the legislative session and spend $138 million to shore up school budgets...
May 8, 2018 - 8:35pm
May 3, 2018
District 833 School Board briefs April 26
2019-20 calendar approved South Washington County Board School unanimously approved the 2019-20 K-through-12 school calendar on April 26. "We...
May 3, 2018 - 8:18pm
April 22, 2018
The demise of McNally Smith: Bankruptcy hearing this week for failed St. Paul music college
ST. PAUL — Between March and November last year, the co-founders of McNally Smith College of Music loaned the school $1.33 million in a failed attempt to keep the St. Paul school in business. That's according to filings in two bankruptcy cases — one for the school and...
April 22, 2018 - 8:23pm
April 16, 2018
UW-River Falls BFA students hold exhibition
University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Samantha Kern, Stephanie Lenertz and Mitchell McCarty will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Exhibition in Gallery 101 in Kleinpell Fine Arts, April 20 to May 1. The exhibition is free and open to the public. On display will be...
April 16, 2018 - 2:21pm
April 13, 2018
Dayton proposes $19 million additional special education funds
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed an additional $19 million in special education funding for next year, as such expenses rise throughout...
April 13, 2018 - 9:02am
March 31, 2018
Viewpoint: Dayton's budget builds on success
As an annual tradition at the Capitol, earlier this month the Governor delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature and Minnesotans....
March 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 23, 2018
Goddard School franchise to open Woodbury location
WOODBURY — A nationwide preschool franchise is set to open a new Woodbury location. Goddard School, a network of preschool and kindergarten...
March 23, 2018 - 7:49am