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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service1 / 2
With her family on one side and Gov. Mark Dayton on the other, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith accepts Dayton's appointment of her to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service2 / 2
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual misconduct allegations. Smith plans ...
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza

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You’ve heard of New York-style pizza, Chicago deep dish. But how about Minnesota-style? Red’s Savoy pizza just put its stake in that name, changing all its branding to declare itself, ...
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Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate

The announcement will be carried on all Forum Communication websites. U.S. Sen. Al Franken will address the Senate at 10:45 a.m. Central time today with what many say will be ...
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Two Minn. orchestras, Dylan earn Grammy nominations

ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra picked up nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.
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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair

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.1 / 2
FILE — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)2 / 2
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 State Fair. Lindsay Menz‏, ...
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Northfield hosts 'Be The Match' marrow drive Nov. 16

The Surgical Services team at Northfield Hospital and the student-run Volunteer Network at St. Olaf College worked together to organize a Be The Match Marrow Donor Registry Drive to be ...
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Farmington High School Band's annual Band Brunch, concert set for Nov. 5

A Farmington family enjoys a meal at last year’s Band Brunch. The 30th annual Farmington Band Brunch is Sunday, Nov. 5. Submitted photo
The Farmington High School continues a long tradition Sunday, Nov. 5, with its 30th annual Band Brunch and Indoor Marching Band Concert. Each fall, over a thousand local residents pack ...
Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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Farmington football falls in the snow at Roseville to end season

The Farmington Tigers football team had their season end in the cold and snow after a tightly-fought match-up against the Roseville Raiders. The Tigers fell 7-0 to the Raiders in ...
Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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Body found in Prescott last week

PRESCOTT -- Police said a body recovered last week in Prescott was not the result of foul play. Prescott Interim Police Chief Rob Funk said an employee at Leo’s Landing ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Tiger football edged out by Lakeville South 17-14

Senior defensive back Avery Filapek makes the tackle in the hole for Farmington earlier in the season against Eastview. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia
The Farmington Tiger football team fell in its regular season finale Wednesday night, Oct. 18, on the road at Lakeville South 17-14. All the scoring for both teams took place ...
Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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