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February 16, 2018
Improvements coming for 8 school buildings
February 16, 2018 - 12:16pm
February 13, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt take a 'selfie' before the start of a question and answer session on the upcoming Legislative session at the Minnesota State Senate Building on Tuesday, Feb, 13, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
February 13, 2018 - 6:46pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (left) fields a reporter's question Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a pre-session briefing. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka looks on. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm
February 9, 2018
Partnerships and priorities taking shape
February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
HERO Center plans currently consist of a gun range, classrooms, an outdoor training area, a training room with moveable walls and more. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Dakota County pursues law enforcement training center
February 9, 2018 - 9:41am
Farmington City Hall soon will be home to United States Department of Agriculture offices, too. The city signed a contact Monday to lease part of the second floor. File photo
USDA to lease office space in Farmington City Hall
February 9, 2018 - 6:49am
February 7, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Thissen, a former House speaker, dropped out of the governor's race Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, after a poor showing the night before in a Democratic straw poll. He is shown at a Minnesota Newspaper Association forum in January 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Analysis: Democrats' Trumpphobia continues to energize Minnesota base
February 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
February 6, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to a 2011 Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He was running for president; in 2017, there is talk abot him running for the U.S. Senate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
Lauren Siebenaler
City of Farmington hires new communications specialist
February 6, 2018 - 7:49am
January 31, 2018
Congressman Jason Lewis. File photo
Rep. Jason Lewis sustains concussion in fatal Virginia train crash, spokesman says
January 31, 2018 - 3:33pm
Caucus roundup
January 31, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 29, 2018
Farmington Finance Director Tea Malecha said she looks forward to her new role as she leads veteran city staff finish year-end budgets and prepare for audit season. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Balancing more than the numbers
January 29, 2018 - 7:49am
January 23, 2018
The Recycling Zone changes plastic bags policy
January 23, 2018 - 7:49am
January 18, 2018
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
January 18, 2018 - 9:53am
Farmington Fire Chief Justin Elvestad said he looks forward to leading the department and meeting with community members. His interim status will change to permanent Jan. 29. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
January 18, 2018 - 7:49am
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