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January 3, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Drunken snowmobiler caught; snowmobile crash kills 1 in northeastern Minnesota
January 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
One man works in the Minnesota Senate on New Year's Day, getting ready for the Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, opening of the annual legislative session. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
January 3, 2017 - 9:27am
A motorist clears snow from a car during a February 2016 storm in Red Wing. Safety officials recommend packing a winter driving survival kit with items such flashlights, water and phone charger in case of emergency. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Michael Brun)
The essentials for a winter driving survival kit
January 3, 2017 - 5:30am
January 2, 2017
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston says on Monday, April 20, 2015, that Republicans' tax plan would help the middle class. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
2017 Minnesota tax bill to start with popular, but failed, 2016 version
January 2, 2017 - 5:30am
January 1, 2017
What you read: The Independent’s most-viewed online stories of 2016
January 1, 2017 - 5:30am
December 31, 2016
Pat Rupp: Growing older does have its advantages
December 31, 2016 - 5:30am
December 30, 2016
The Web Genius crew poses for a picture at Farmington High School. The group, led by guidance counselor Jerome Pfau, took the 70- page paper registration booklet and converted it to a user-friendly website. (Submitted Photo)
FHS students make the registration guide more user-friendly
December 30, 2016 - 5:30am
December 29, 2016
DCTC exploring adding four-year degrees to offerings
December 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Snowmobilers, like this employee of Lighthouse Motorsports and Marine, enjoy 80 miles of trails in Rosemount, Farmington and the surrounding townships. Snowmobile clubs, made up of volunteers who maintain the trails, are asking for help to keep the trails open. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Deanna Weniger)play button
Local snowmobile clubs make public plea for new members
December 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Swim & dive: Depth lifts Irish past Tigers
December 29, 2016 - 8:38am
Thanks to Christmas rain, Twin Cities has wettest year on record
December 29, 2016 - 5:30am
December 28, 2016
Mackenzie Jacobson met Orland Pride soccer player Alex Morgan thanks to work by the Kids Wish Network, a national charitable organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Submitted Photo)
Soccer player meets heroes through Kids Wish Network
December 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
Girls basketball: A tale of two halves
December 28, 2016 - 11:13am
December 27, 2016
Farmington votes to raise property taxes in 2017
December 27, 2016 - 12:14pm
Minnesota Senate minority leader-elect Tom Bakk makes a point during the Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Paul. Pictured on the right is Senate majority leader-elect Paul Gazelka. Forum News Service photo by Chad Richardson
Don't bet on big 2017 Minnesota bonding bill
December 27, 2016 - 5:30am
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