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March 14, 2018
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, left, presented Andrew Ahern with a commendation from the county for his heroic actions. Submitted photo
County commends Hastings man for saving a life
March 14, 2018 - 7:49am
March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 12, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
Minnesota GOP legislators want Medicaid recipients to work
March 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
March 8, 2018
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
March 7, 2018
Caroline Palmer of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault testifies in a Minnesota Senate committee Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in favor of legislation making it illegal to intentionally touch someone's buttocks. Watching are Sens. John Marty and Carolyn Laine. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislation would make touching butts illegal
March 7, 2018 - 5:29pm
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
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