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'Senator next door' Klobuchar makes stop in Iowa

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota holds her hands above her head Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, as she tells two young fans in Albia, Iowa, about her snowy presidential campaign announcement a week earlier in Minneapolis. She made three Iowa stops during the weekend. Don Davis / Forum News Service1 / 2
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells a Knoxville, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 17, soup lunch crowd why she should be president. It came a week after she announced she was running. Don Davis / Forum News Service2 / 2
ALBIA, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is introducing herself to politically important Iowans as the senator next door. The Minnesota Democrat, a week into her presidential run, told those ...

Learn about care for pancreatic diseases in the Twin Cities

The Minnesota chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical Center are holding an educational event for patient, caregiver and family-centered care for pancreatic diseases. The ...

One dead in Highway 50 crash near New Trier, alcohol involved: State Patrol report

A one-vehicle accident near New Trier left one dead and another with non-life threatening injuries late Thursday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael James Serres, 53, Hampton, was ...

Highway 316 crash results in life-threatening injury

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 316 near the area of Bauer Circle on Thursday morning resulted in life-threatening injuries for a 20-year-old woman from Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota ...

Sen. Smith, Senate Dems demand information on rising insulin costs

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and eight other Democratic senators have sent a letter to U.S. insulin producers asking for an explanation for why their prices continue to rise. ...

Sheriff's squad hit while assisting tow truck

This Dakota County sheriff's squad car was hit Tuesday, Feb. 12, while a deputy was assisting a tow truck driver near 160th Street and Goodwin Avenue west of Hastings. Photo courtesy of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office
A Dakota County sheriff's squad car was hit by a pickup truck on an icy road Tuesday night.

Vehicle hit by train, bystanders push car off tracks

Bystanders helped push this car off a train track in Hastings on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office
The Dakota County sheriff’s office is looking for the people that helped push a car off railroad tracks in Hastings Tuesday morning. “Our office knows of one of the bystanders ...

Minnesota lawmakers advance bill boosting age to buy tobacco to 21

Pat McKone of the American Lung Association, left, holds up a device used to vape Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as she describes the increasing rates of nicotine addiction among Minnesota teens. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, advanced a proposal to ban the sale of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to those younger than 21. The House Health ...

Hastings wrestling coach, assistant principal McLay charged with embezzlement and theft

Hastings head wrestling coach and assistant principal Josh McLay has been charged with eight counts of embezzlement of public funds and eight counts of theft by swindle. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Tuesday afternoon that Josh McLay, 37, of Hastings has been charged with eight counts of embezzlement of public funds and eight counts of theft ...

Pedestrian struck, killed crossing Highway 3 in Farmington

A 38-year-old Farmington woman died Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Highway 3, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. April Janeen Sterling was struck ...


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