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If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, speaks at a convention in San Francisco, April 30. Copyright 2018 New York Times
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you. In a post Friday, ...
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Live updates: Winter weather hits Minnesota

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Stay up to date on the latest developments as winter weather moves into our area. Tweet your photos, videos and weather updates to include on the blog using the hashtag ...
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The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.

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Mental health drugs carry a cost for Minnesota jails

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center. File photo
A surge in the number people with mental health problems continues to strain to county jails, and in Goodhue County, the cost of managing their care is increasing. The county ...
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Report of holstered firearm puts Dakota County Technical College on lockdown

A report of what appeared to be a holstered firearm put Dakota County Technical College on lockdown for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2018.
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Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Warm this afternoon, but snow is in the forecast

Temperatures could climb to as high as the mid-40s Wednesday, Jan. 10, but snow and freezing weather is back in the forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a winter ...
Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Organ/choral concert is Jan. 7 in St. Paul Park

Come enjoy the warm sounds of Christmas with an organ/choral concert featuring the choirs from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park under the direction of Robin Medrud ...
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Officials say to avoid romaine lettuce amid E. coli concerns

Romaine lettuce via Wikimedia Commons.
Fifty-eight people across the United States and Canada have likely become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria and Canadian officials are advising people to refrain from eating the ...
Kris Kerzman

Kris Kerzman is a digital content producer for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He's also a dad, a board game enthusiast, and a sucker for an Oxford comma. He can be reached at (701) 241-5466 or kkerzman@forumcomm.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @kriskerzman.

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Guard: Red Wing airport helicopter crash under investigation

A Blackhawk helicopter, like those shown here, sustained damage after crashing Dec. 13 at Red Wing Regional Airport in Bay City. Three soldiers on board were uninjured, according to the Guard. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
A Minnesota National Guard helicopter was damaged this month while landing at Red Wing Regional Airport in Bay City. According to a Guard spokeswoman, the incident occurred the evening of ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Minn. fire deaths up 30 percent this year

ST. PAUL -- Fire deaths have increased 30 percent in Minnesota so far this year to 56, and officials are worried about the historically dangerous holiday season. Last year at ...
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The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.

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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service1 / 2
With her family on one side and Gov. Mark Dayton on the other, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith accepts Dayton's appointment of her to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service2 / 2
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual misconduct allegations. Smith plans ...
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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