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Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
Police seeking information on Farmington armed robbery
crime and courts
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Farmington girls' hockey wins own Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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November 30, 2017
Minnesota counties to sue opioid manufacturers
Washington County, along with about 20 other Minnesota counties, announced civil action against major pharmaceutical companies Nov. 30 for the...
November 30, 2017 - 4:32pm
November 27, 2017
Franken talks about remorse, but not details of groping allegations, in Q&A
U.S. Sen. Al Franken has spoken. Amid the fallout from allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, the Minneapolis Democrat on Monday, Nov....
November 27, 2017 - 10:24pm
Graduation survey: Most OK with ceremony fee
The Farmington School District's graduation survey reports most respondents are comfortable paying the current graduation ceremony fee. Barb...
November 27, 2017 - 8:45am
November 26, 2017
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes
ST. PAUL — The story is that greater Minnesota loses population because there are not enough jobs. However, many greater Minnesota communities...
November 26, 2017 - 11:22am
November 24, 2017
Farmington School District moves forward with boundary change study
The Farmington School District will move forward and review boundary changes to be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year. Back in October,...
November 24, 2017 - 8:45am
November 23, 2017
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
ST. PAUL – Sen. Al Franken, who’s been accused of sexual harassment by four women, said Thursday, Nov. 23, that he’s not giving up on earning...
November 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
A lawyer representing Sen. Dan Schoen in his final days in the Minnesota Legislature called swirling sexual harassment allegations "suspect"...
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
November 22, 2017
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
Sandra and Jim Herkenratt looked forward to having neighbors. For 38 years, the couple's home in Nininger township faced only an expansive farm...
November 22, 2017 - 7:39pm
Minn. roundup: Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year
Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number...
November 22, 2017 - 10:47am
Hastings day care center settles with state following several violations
It was something that Melissa Kirchhof had read about in the news, but she never thought it would happen to her family. Her 6-year-old son was...
November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
November 21, 2017
Minn. roundup: Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced ST. PAUL—A former Pine County cult leader who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting...
November 21, 2017 - 9:30am
November 20, 2017
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
ST. PAUL -- A former Minnesota woman says U.S. Sen. Al Franken grabbed her buttocks while her husband was taking their photo at the 2010 Minnesota...
November 20, 2017 - 11:24pm
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House members who refuse to take sex harassment prevention training may have a whole lot of time on their hands. House...
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders say they will limp along to the 2018 legislative session by taking money from a House-Senate commission....
November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
ST. PAUL — Some of the strongest comments against U.S. Sen. Al Franken's inappropriate 2006 behavior toward a female entertainer came from members of his own Democratic-Farm-Labor Party. "We are incredibly disappointed in Sen. Franken," DFL Chairman Ken Martin said after West...
November 17, 2017 - 12:01pm