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January 12, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (left) talks with Cheryal Lee Hills, Region Five Development Commission executive director at a 2015 broadband panel discussion in Brainerd, Minn. FORUM NEWS SERVICE FILE PHOTO
State grants $34 million to expand rural broadband in Minnesota
January 12, 2017 - 10:30am
Minnesota roundup: Finalists named for university board of regents; Woman accused of driving while on meth with 3-year-old child; 4 more state news stories
January 12, 2017 - 9:19am
January 11, 2017
The Wal-Mart logo is pictured on cash registers at a new store in Chicago, January 24, 2012.  REUTERS/John Gress
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of headquarters jobs this month
January 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
New Year's bomb scare caused by toy
January 11, 2017 - 3:55pm
The car, coming south into Hastings on Highway 61, crashed into the right hand guardrail just before the bridge. One person was injured in the accident. (Star Gazette photo by Alec Hamilton)
One injured in crash just north of Hastings bridge on Highway 61
January 11, 2017 - 2:37pm
Power names like Thor and Luna are predicted to have the greatest impact in 2017. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Naming a newborn: Trends to expect in 2017
January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said it has granted Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, a native species of Minnesota and Wisconsin that has been declining rapidly in recent years. Courtesy of the Xerces Society
Bumblebee species placed on federal endangered list
January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Minnesota roundup: Driver killed in collision with snowplow; police say 2 charged in robbery near Eagan school; 4 more state news stories
January 11, 2017 - 9:15am
U of M budget initiative aims to tackle student debt
January 11, 2017 - 8:25am
President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota says on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017,  that the school needs more state aid for a variety of research efforts. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Could Gopher football scandal block university budget?
January 11, 2017 - 8:16am
January 10, 2017
New rules for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) will improve protections for water quality, habitat and scenic views like this one in Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
New rules set for Mississippi corridor land use, development
January 10, 2017 - 2:56pm
Supreme Court turns down Ventura appeals
January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Minnesota roundup: Willmar man charged with exposing his genitals at library sentenced; Man shot while on bail for shooting; 3 more state news stories
January 10, 2017 - 9:19am
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget says on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, that it would be difficult or impossible to put an income cap on health insurance refunds. State officials are looking into how to ease soaring individual health insurance premiums. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Health insurance debate on tap this week
January 10, 2017 - 9:09am
Bonding a common bond for lawmakers
January 10, 2017 - 9:07am