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November 20, 2017
CNN says this photo is from the Facebook account of former Minnesotan Lindsay Menz of her and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken. After a radio host on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, accused Franken of 2006 sexual harassment, Menz came forth with her own claim that Franken grabbed her buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
6 hours 23 min ago
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that she knows of no more sex harassment allegations that may arise in the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville and House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown get in a laugh before a Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, meeting in which legislative leaders discussed the goveror's veto of Legisalture funding. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
November 17, 2017 - 12:01pm
Elected Minnesota officials surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Oct. 29, 2014, as Democrats launch a pre-election tour. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, many women political leaders criticized Franken for reports that he treated a female entertainer inapprorpiately. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
November 17, 2017 - 9:25am
November 14, 2017
State Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in Minnesota politics, according to a MinnPost report published Nov. 8. A Senate staff also filed a complaint against him Nov. 14. Forum News Service file photo
Female Senate staffer charges that Schoen sent her sexual photo in 2015
November 14, 2017 - 9:47pm
November 13, 2017
Major Gen. Jon Jensen was installed as 31st Adjutant General of Minnesota National Guard on Nov. 4, at a special ceremony in St. Paul. He was sworn in by Gov. Mark Dayton. Jensen served as Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division in Rosemount. He succeeds Major Gen. Richard Nash. Photo courtesy of Minnesota National Guard
Rosemount leader sworn in to lead Minnesota National Guard
November 13, 2017 - 7:17am
November 10, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen, D-St. Paul Park. Courtesy photo / Dan Schoen
Sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Schoen, Rep. Cornish erupt at Minnesota Capitol
November 10, 2017 - 9:57am
State Representative Matt Dean, from left, one of 11 Republican gubernatorial candidates for the state of Minnesota, and Noah and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms, test out a corn combine at Hultgren Farms in Raymond Nov. 7th. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 9, 2017
New Farmington police officer Keaton Reuben takes the oath of office at Farmington City Council with Farmington City Administrator David McKnight Monday, Nov. 6. Reuben follows in his father's footsteps, a Minneapolis police officer, and he graduated recently with honors from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Reuben joins police department
November 9, 2017 - 5:51pm
November 8, 2017
State Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in Minnesota politics, according to a MinnPost report published Nov. 8. Forum News Service file photo by Don Davis
Sen. Dan Schoen pressured to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
November 8, 2017 - 11:50pm
October 16, 2017
Farmington parks commission, council to talk city pool
October 16, 2017 - 9:00am
October 14, 2017
State Rep., Erin Murphy, met with members of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, including farm owner Les Anderson in Cannon Falls on Friday, Oct. 13. Kit Murray / RiverTown Multimedia
The race is on: Gubernatorial candidates visit with local farmers
October 14, 2017 - 5:51pm
October 7, 2017
The Farmington Economic Development Authority approved a $25,000 rehabilitation grant to cover half of some improvements, including a new roof on the aging Fletcher building in downtown where Heikkila Studios owns and operates a commercial photography studio. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Farmington EDA approves rehab grant for Fletcher building
October 7, 2017 - 6:31pm
October 5, 2017
Farmington School Board approves 4.92 percent increase in preliminary levy
October 5, 2017 - 8:45am