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Minn. plans extra speeding enforcement in July

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will use extra law enforcement to target speeding motorists July 6-22, the Department of Public Safety announced Thursday, May 24. Authorities say Memorial Day through Labor ...
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UPDATE: Prescott man accused of raping woman at knifepoint, stabbing her

Jason Kulla
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott man arrested after a standoff this week was charged with three felonies Thursday by prosecutors, who allege he raped his victim at knifepoint before stabbing her ...
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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Hairball to play All Saints Music Festival this Friday

Little Log House Pioneer Village near Hastings is known as a venue for fabulous weddings and for preserving a piece of history — not so much for hosting a rock ...

Pawlenty to skip GOP endorsing convention, going straight to primary

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty Forum News Service file photo
ST. PAUL --Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced he plans to skip early June’s Republican state convention and go straight to the Aug.14 primary, drawing sharp criticism from another ...

A growing divide: As Hudson discusses inclusion, 'Citizens' flagged as hate group

Tony Bol, center, chats with other members of the leadership team and meeting attendees at the Hudson Inclusion Alliance's latest meeting on Tuesday, May 8. Jackie Renzetti / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 3
Aynaz Anni Cyrus speaks at the Hudson House Hotel Thursday, May 3 to a crowd of more than a hundred poeple. John R. Russett / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 3
Attendees of the May 8 Hudson Inclusion Alliance meeting share concerns and ideas for making Hudson more inclusive. Jackie Renzetti / RiverTown Multimedia 3 / 3
Editor's note: This is the first in a series exploring the climate surrounding inclusion in the St. Croix River Valley Sitting in a Keys Cafe, Darla Meyers and Dianne Joachim ...

Charges pending after rural Farmington search turns up dozens of dead cats

A 25-year-old Castle Rock Township woman has been released from custody after a search of her rental home near Farmington uncovered dozens of dead cats. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom ...
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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Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener

Around a half million anglers will venture out this weekend looking to catch the big one during the Minnesota walleye and pike fishing opener.

Merchants Bank in the Twin Cities Helps Organization to Another Record Year; Advisory Board Reappointed

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Names Todd Seidl

Dakota County accepting citizen advisory committee applications

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners receives advice from a variety of volunteer committees. The board invites residents to join a citizen advisory committee and make a difference in local ...


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