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March 19, 2018
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after he spoke to Republican Minnesota House members. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tim Pawlenty launches governor campaign committee
16 hours 13 sec ago
March 17, 2018
Cottage Grove City Hall. File photo
News briefs: Commission members appointed; Council members to hold town hall
March 17, 2018 - 7:49am
March 16, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton announces changes he wants to make in Minnesota's $46 billion, two-year budget on Friday, March 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 15, 2018
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Minn. lawmaker proposes 'slowpoke bill,' which would increase punishment for slow drivers in left lane
March 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
MNLARS talks to go over weekend
March 15, 2018 - 12:28pm
March 14, 2018
Sharing a laugh cannot be a bad sign. Gov. Mark Dayton got Senate President Michelle Fischbach and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to laugh Wednesday night, March 14, 2018, as the governor delivered his State of the State speech. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. File photo / St. Paul Pioneer Press
WATCH: Gov. Dayton delivers his final State of State to Minnesota lawmakers
March 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Paul Hoppe
Hoppe enters sheriff's race to challenge Starry
March 14, 2018 - 9:11am
March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 12, 2018
The Washington/ Ramsey Recycling and Energy Center lies in Newport, just off Interstate 494. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Odor ordinance in place for partnering cities Newport, South St. Paul
March 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
Minnesota GOP legislators want Medicaid recipients to work
March 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
March 11, 2018
The new housing development, Hamlet Heights, will sit between Pine Hill Elementary and Hamlet Park, adding to the south end of Hamlet Avenue. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Hamlet Heights housing development raises eyebrows of longtime residents
March 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
The proposed solar garden is next to two others recently built in Old Cottage Grove. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Third old Cottage Grove solar garden moves forward
March 11, 2018 - 7:49am
March 9, 2018
Ram Air President Lance Dornn, Jefferson Fire and Safety salesman and Cottage Grove Fire Chief Rick Redenius stand with the new Ram Air Gear Dryer the Cottage Grove Fire Department won through a drawing. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Fire department wins equipment in drawing
March 9, 2018 - 7:49am