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September 20, 2018
Dana Ferguson
Experienced watchdog journalist hired to cover Minnesota government for Forum News Service
September 20, 2018 - 8:12am
September 18, 2018
Joshua Hoyt is running a write-in campaign for a seat on Farmington City Council. He seeks answers about questions that led up to the settlement agreement with the city and former Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Write-in candidate seeks seat on Farmington City Council
September 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
September 12, 2018
Farmington tax levy slated to increase 2.87 percent
September 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
September 7, 2018
Minnesota Department of Human Services takes steps to help in opioid crisis
September 7, 2018 - 4:06pm
Capitol Chatter: Rural guy in big cities for a reason
September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
September 6, 2018
Forum News Service reporter Don Davis works outside of Gov. Mark Dayton's office during a special session in 2011. Andrew VonBank / Special to Forum News Service
Retiring state Capitol reporter Davis celebrated for his dedication to greater Minnesota
September 6, 2018 - 6:27pm
September 5, 2018
A screenshot from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office Dance & Lip Sync Challenge video.
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Update: Sheriff's office lip sync video makes it to semifinals
September 5, 2018 - 1:50pm
August 29, 2018
Charges: Loose pig leads to discovery of mistreated animals near Farmington
August 29, 2018 - 4:32pm
Nation's first fixed dental clinic at VA opens
August 29, 2018 - 10:31am
August 24, 2018
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (right), R-Minnesota, and Rep. John Shimkus (center), R-Illinois, listen Aug. 23, 2018, to Scott Sharp with Xcel Energy near the spent nuclear fuel storage casks at the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing, Minn. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Cautious optimism surrounds nuclear waste storage progress
August 24, 2018 - 8:07am
August 23, 2018
Minnesota minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1
August 23, 2018 - 10:58am
August 22, 2018
Hazardous waste drop-offs scheduled for Farmington, Burnsville
August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
A woman holds up a sign to protest the potential ICE facility during the Pine Island City Council meeting on August 21. The council rescinded a resolution supporting a potential ICE facility during the meeting. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia
Council rescinds support for ICE detention center in Pine Island
August 22, 2018 - 1:42pm
County Attorney seeks opioid damages
August 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Farmington leaders, residents and police officers showed up to support the police chief Aug. 20, 2018. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Lindquist grateful for community testimonials
August 22, 2018 - 10:36am
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