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Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
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
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Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
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
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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September 20, 2017
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Bart Bartos knew he needed to stop drinking. The River Falls-area man had already been convicted 10 times of impaired driving and was beginning...
September 20, 2017 - 11:06am
September 19, 2017
Cochran to close homeless shelter in Hastings
After two years of uncertainty, a homeless shelter for single men in Dakota County will close Dec. 1. Cochran Recovery Services in Hastings announced it will discontinue its residential housing program, citing losses of up to $80,000 per year. The move will affect 32 residents. "They'll...
September 19, 2017 - 8:00am
September 12, 2017
Minn. roundup: Dylan to return for October concert; Graffiti vandals strike new St. Croix River bridge
ST. PAUL—Bob Dylan will return to the Twin Cities for the first time in three years when he headlines St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on...
September 12, 2017 - 9:36am
September 6, 2017
Minn. roundup: State Fair breaks attendance record again; Predatory sex offender being sought
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—This year's Minnesota State Fair was yet another record-breaker. Attendance over the 12 days this year was 1,997,320,...
September 6, 2017 - 9:16am
August 31, 2017
Start the school year right with 'healthy sleep'
Waking up for school can be tough on kids and parents. Shifting from summer to a busy (early!) school routine makes it tempting to cut corners...
August 31, 2017 - 9:00pm
August 29, 2017
Minn. roundup: Hopkins man charged with ax-murdering neighbor; St. Paul man charged in bystander's shooting
Hopkins man charged with ax-murdering neighbor MINNEAPOLIS — A 24-year-old Hopkins man has been charged with killing his 67-year-old neighbor...
August 29, 2017 - 11:13am
Up with the birds: Washington County birders treated to a year of rarities
An unobtrusive pair of birds with heavy rounded beaks and a hue brighter than a Blue Jay has made its home in scrubland at the edge of Hamlet...
August 29, 2017 - 11:13am
August 28, 2017
Minn. roundup: Search continues for man missing at West Battle Lake; Perham man dies in rollover crash
WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Authorities are still searching Sunday, Aug. 27, for a man who was reported missing after riding a personal watercraft...
August 28, 2017 - 10:43am
August 25, 2017
Minn. DNR to open two new campgrounds at state parks
ST. PAUL — The new $7.4 million Minneiska campground at Whitewater State Park — featuring 40 sites with electrical hookups, four non-electric...
August 25, 2017 - 9:16am
August 24, 2017
Minn. roundup: Live video streaming planned for MN Supreme Court arguments; 5 more stories
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court announced it will offer live streaming video of oral arguments beginning next week, when justices will hear a case the state Legislature filed against Gov. Mark Dayton after a veto of funding. In a press release, the Supreme Court said...
August 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
August 23, 2017
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2018 pheasant stamp
ST. PAUL -- Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Tuesday, Sept. 5, to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive...
August 23, 2017 - 9:09am
August 22, 2017
Minnesota State Patrol finishes 3rd in calendar contest; Wisconsin misses the cut
A photo of a white and maroon Minnesota State Patrol cruiser, with help from a high-profile background, earned enough online votes earlier this...
August 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Minn. roundup: Owl attacks 3-year-old girl in Bemidji; Man found dead at Brainerd speedway died of suicide
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Lake Bemidji State Park staff have temporarily closed one of their park trails after an owl attack over the weekend. A 3-year-old girl received "minor scratches" on her head and took a brief trip to an urgent care ward, park staff said, after she was attacked...
August 22, 2017 - 9:12am
August 21, 2017
PHOTOS: Solar eclipse 2017
Clouds across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin cleared just enough Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to offer some a glimpse of a solar eclipse. The middle...
August 21, 2017 - 1:48pm
August 18, 2017
State Patrol upping DWI enforcement for Labor Day
Minnesota State Patrol will be upping its DWI enforcement for the Labor Day holiday starting Friday, Aug. 18. More than 300 law enforcement agencies,...
August 18, 2017 - 3:57pm