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June 24, 2019
Kevin Osborn, a Minneapolis line cook, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, told reporters at the Capitol about his experience having employers short his paycheck. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Marital rape loophole to close, wage theft to become a felony among new Minn. laws effective July 1
22 hours 50 min ago
June 23, 2019
Spot mowing, spraying for noxious weeds to begin June 24
June 23, 2019 - 11:00am
June 18, 2019
Woodbury City Hall. File photo
Soccer club board members, parents question fairness of Woodbury field use policy
June 18, 2019 - 5:00am
June 10, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz offers 'down payment' on making Minnesota the 'education state'
June 10, 2019 - 4:19pm
June 4, 2019
From left, state Sen. Roger Chamberlain, House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, Rep. Anne Neu and Rep. Rick Hansen addressed dozens of agriculture and food systems industry officials at the AgriGrowth Council lunch gathering near the Capitol on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Heftier bonding bill could be in store after Minnesota lawmakers miss window in 2019
June 4, 2019 - 4:52pm
May 30, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz signs $543 million education bill, plans to greenlight rest of $48 billion budget
May 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
May 28, 2019
Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-District 53, speaks to a group of about a dozen people May 24, 2019, at Kowalski's Market in Woodbury. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
Sen. Kent expresses frustration with budget process, special session
May 28, 2019 - 11:22am
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