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Minnesota teen, missing for 40 years, proven as victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy
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Legislative update: Garofalo talks business tax relief
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Rosemount Legion Green falls in barn burner to the Burnsville Cobras
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Zimmer still having eye trouble
Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Red Wing resident's front steps
Stabilizing the river bank, restoring the trout habitat
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Antique appraisal turns into big bucks
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Farmington's Eidahl vying for Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes
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Chuck Brooks: Fourth of July rituals never disappoint
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Pat Rupp: My how Farmington has changed in 44 years
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July 5, 2017
How Al Franken learned to stop being funny and love the Senate
Sen. Al Franken writes about "The Funny" like it's a dangerous disease his political career has been perennially at risk of falling victim to....
July 5, 2017 - 2:34pm
March 10, 2017
Lawmaker says letter to editor violated Minnesota Senate ethics
ST. PAUL — A letter to the editor could lead to ethics charges against a Minnesota state senator. Sen. Kent Eken, D-Twin Valley, said on...
March 10, 2017 - 11:00am
March 17, 2016
Pitcher gets Senate endorsement
It took five ballots and a whole lot of discussion, but Farmington City Council member Tim Pitcher emerged from a field of four hopefuls Saturday...
March 17, 2016 - 6:14am
March 14, 2016
Pitcher wins endorsement in District 58 Senate race
Farmington City Council member Tim Pitcher emerged from a field of four hopefuls Saturday to earn the Republican endorsement for Senate in District...
March 14, 2016 - 9:54am
February 29, 2016
Letter: Pitcher says he’s ready to serve
Running for any public office is a huge leap of faith for me. I am not a self-promoter and I do not desire attention. But sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones to stand up for principles. Both financial and moral accountability is important to me as I have demonstrated...
February 29, 2016 - 9:51am
February 27, 2016
Letter: Sauser urges caucus participation
For anyone frustrated with politics, Minnesota caucuses offer a chance to make a real and lasting difference. In addition to helping choose the next President of the United States, caucus attendees select candidates for the Minnesota Legislature and set the future direction of our...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
February 25, 2016
Priore joins the field in race for District 58 Senate seat
After four years working as treasurer in Senate District 58, Mark Priore is ready to step out into the spotlight. Priore, a lawyer with his own...
February 25, 2016 - 6:14am
February 11, 2016
Freundschuh will seek District 58 seat
Mike Freundschuh has never held elected office, but he’s already played a part in getting a bill passed in the Minnesota Legislature. The Lakeville...
February 11, 2016 - 6:14am
January 5, 2016
Thompson will not seek another Senate term
Dave Thompson, who has represented Farmington in the Minnesota Senate since 2010, announced this week he will not seek re-election in November,...
January 5, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 2, 2009
GOP chair takes on Franken
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's new Republican chairman used his first day on the job to come out swinging against Sen.-elect Al Franken. Shortly after Democrat Franken's supporters rallied at the Capitol Wednesday, Tony Sutton accused Democrats of fixing Franken's election against Republican...
July 2, 2009 - 7:14am
July 1, 2009
Franken wins longest election
ST. PAUL - Nearly 3 million Minnesotans voted for a U.S. Senate candidate eight months ago, but in the end only five votes counted, those state...
July 1, 2009 - 7:18am
June 2, 2009
Justices examine rural-urban Senate vote differences
ST. PAUL - Five Minnesota Supreme Court justices must decide whether thousands of greater Minnesota voters' absentee ballots were unfairly rejected...
June 2, 2009 - 7:16am
April 17, 2009
Senate backs harassment policy
ST. PAUL - Bullying and other types of harassment would not be tolerated in Minnesota schools under a bill senators tentatively approved Thursday. On a 43-22 vote, the Senate approved a bill requiring school boards to adopt a policy that prohibits harassment. The policy applies to...
April 17, 2009 - 7:29am
February 25, 2009
Trial digs into voter complexities
ST. PAUL - Kay Mack only talked about a handful of ballots, but her testimony Tuesday illustrated the complexity of a major issue in the U.S....
February 25, 2009 - 8:24am
February 23, 2009
Senate trial intrigue lost on observers
ST. PAUL - Minnesota voters - and even politically engaged college students - have little interest in details of the prolonged U.S. Senate election...
February 23, 2009 - 8:03am