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February 23, 2018
Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
16 hours 55 min ago
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
20 hours 25 min ago
February 22, 2018
Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Fire Department
Barn destroyed in Denmark Township fire
February 22, 2018 - 2:04pm
Authorities say the Hudson Walmart and other area stores were targeted last summer by a group of thieves who transacted fraudulent gift-card purchases. File photo
Charges: Cross-state Walmart scam involved employee impersonation
February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
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
President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota says on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that construction projects he wants on his campuses involve repairs, not new facilities. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No new bright, shiny objects' in U of M bonding request
February 21, 2018 - 3:31pm
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
February 16, 2018
Hastings City Hall. File photo
City Council approves rate increase for solid waste contract
February 16, 2018 - 2:09pm
Light from a Bear Paw Guides fishing shack reflects on the ice of Upper Red Lake on Jan. 27, 2015. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
February 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
Not all lakes and rivers with thin ice have these warning signs. Experts say people who go onto ice should check its depth regularly to make sure it is safe. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
February 16, 2018 - 8:36am
February 15, 2018
Kristan Hawkins will be the keynote speaker at the TLC of Hastings banquet Feb. 17. Submitted photo
News briefs: TLC of Hastings to celebrate 9th annual banquet
February 15, 2018 - 2:07pm
February 14, 2018
Lake Elmo woman, 25, likely died of hypothermia along rural Cottage Grove Road
February 14, 2018 - 11:03am