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March 7, 2018
Dakota County becomes first Minnesota county to launch Vitals Aware Services
March 7, 2018 - 11:40am
March 6, 2018
DMV mess: Minnesota's new IT boss 'hamstrung' by lawmakers
March 6, 2018 - 7:41pm
A Minnesota House committee listens to a legislative auditor's report on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, about a state office that failed to properly investigate elder abuse allegations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. agency that protects nursing home residents has been labeled dysfunctional
March 6, 2018 - 4:38pm
March 2, 2018
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson of Hanska talks to Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services after a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting about long delays in issuing motor vehicle titles, registrations and license plates. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
March 1, 2018
Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm announces on Thursday, March 1, that the state is catching up on a backlog of elder abuse cases. With her is Chuck Johnson, acting human services cmmissioner. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota catching up on elder abuse cases
March 1, 2018 - 5:21pm
Tim Leslie announced his campaign for re-election in November. Submitted photo
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie announces campaign for re-election
March 1, 2018 - 8:21am
February 28, 2018
The dome of the Minnesota state capitol building in St. Paul. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Federal tax bill helps push Minnesota budget into surplus
February 28, 2018 - 5:21pm
Minn. lawmakers want state to seek extension for Real ID compliance
February 28, 2018 - 8:46am
February 27, 2018
MnDOT hosted an open house for the Highway 316 Safety Improvment project Feb. 13. More than 100 people were in attendance. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
MnDOT open house for Highway 316 project gets public input
February 27, 2018 - 6:00am
February 23, 2018
Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
February 23, 2018 - 3:08pm
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
February 21, 2018
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, also the state lieutenant governor, presides over the Senate on opening day of the session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Democrats say Fischbach, a Republican, cannot hold both offices. David Oakes / Senate photographer
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham. Submitted photo
WATCH: Bigham gets sworn in
February 20, 2018 - 10:41am