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February 6, 2018
DFLer Karla Bigham and Republican Denny McNamara faced off Jan. 30 at Cottage Grove City Hall for a Senate District 54 candidate forum. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Senate candidates face off at forum
February 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Tim Pawlenty talks to a 2011 Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He was running for president; in 2017, there is talk abot him running for the U.S. Senate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 2, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith delivers the weekly Democratic address, released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She mostly responded to things President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union Speech a few days earlier. Photo taken from Senate Democdratic video
Newly sworn-in Minn. senator says Democrats willing to work 'in good faith' with Trump
February 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
February 1, 2018
Mayor Paul Hicks delivered a State of the City Address Feb. 1 at the Onion Grille in Hastings. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
Hicks delivers State of the City address
February 1, 2018 - 2:47pm
January 31, 2018
Congressman Jason Lewis. File photo
Rep. Jason Lewis sustains concussion in fatal Virginia train crash, spokesman says
January 31, 2018 - 3:33pm
Caucus roundup
January 31, 2018 - 3:24pm
Caucus roundup
January 31, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 29, 2018
Denny McNamara and Karla Bigham
Three candidates battle for state Senate seat
January 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
Denny McNamara
McNamara clinches Republican spot
January 29, 2018 - 10:15pm
January 26, 2018
The pilot program has been implemented in the area near Cub Foods and Target. Photo courtesy of City of Hastings
City implements pedestrian pilot program
January 26, 2018 - 10:00am
January 23, 2018
The Recycling Zone changes plastic bags policy
January 23, 2018 - 7:49am
January 18, 2018
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
January 18, 2018 - 9:53am
January 12, 2018
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing during the 2017 FarmFest in southwestern Minnesota. Members listened to the public's thoughts about what should be in a new farm bill due for debate in 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
January 9, 2018
Opinion Brewing in Newport is closed until further notice. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
City of Newport condemns Opinion Brewing building
January 9, 2018 - 6:14pm
January 4, 2018
Minn. roundup: Statewide DFL environmental caucus endorses Otto; New Minneapolis mayor takes oath of office
January 4, 2018 - 8:57am
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