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Improvements coming for 8 school buildings
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
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Farmington Tigers fall in section 1AA finals
Farmington wrestling goes 2-3 in February
Semifinal shutout: FHS girls’ hockey blanks Lakeville North to advance to finals
Mental sports performance coach trains Farmington athletes
Farmington boys' hockey drops pair of home South Suburban contests
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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Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
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January 31, 2018
The next round of state elections will task Minnesotans with casting votes for nine congressional seats, all 134 State House seats and a successor to Gov. Mark Dayton. Polls won't open until August and November, but voters across the state will have the opportunity to help launch...
January 31, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 17, 2018
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate ST. PAUL — Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not run for the U.S. Senate in November. Pawlenty, who has been courted by numerous donors and influential Republicans to run for the seat formerly held by...
January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
January 10, 2018
Mental health drugs carry a cost for Minnesota jails
A surge in the number people with mental health problems continues to strain to county jails, and in Goodhue County, the cost of managing their...
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
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
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
October 14, 2017
The race is on: Gubernatorial candidates visit with local farmers
Friday, Oct. 13, was the start of the 2018 gubernatorial race for the next Minnesota governor. Throughout the state, farmers invited candidates...
October 14, 2017 - 5:51pm
June 7, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP headquarters. Elected in April to head the Minnesota GOP, Jennifer Carnahan owns several businesses in Nisswa and lives in the Twin Cities...
June 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 24, 2017
Rosemount teacher announces 2018 congressional run
Rosemount High School teacher and head football coach Jeff Erdmann has announced his run for Minnesota's 2nd District. Erdmann will run as a...
May 24, 2017 - 5:11pm
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 9, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female genital mutilation penalties
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation to battle female genital mutilation now includes penalties requiring up to 20 years in prison and fines...
May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Trump picks Minnesota justice for federal court
ST. PAUL — President Donald Trump nominated a Minnesota Supreme Court justice to a St. Louis-based federal appeals court. The White House...
May 9, 2017 - 9:46am
April 18, 2017
Franken's rising national profile is no joke
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members...
April 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 28, 2017
Constituent town halls happen 'with or without' congressman
Constituents from across Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, frustrated at what they see as a lack of face-to-face communication with Rep....
February 28, 2017 - 5:30am
February 15, 2017
Protect Minnesota takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill introduced in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is...
February 15, 2017 - 8:40am
January 23, 2017
Dayton collapses during State of State speech
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, getting up and walking away a few...
January 23, 2017 - 8:29pm