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January 17, 2018
Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager
January 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
MNsure: Record enrollment for insurance through exchange went smoothly
January 17, 2018 - 8:22pm
The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center is also known as the Kirkbride Building. David Samson / Forum News Service
Fergus Falls plans to demolish old state mental hospital
January 17, 2018 - 7:41pm
A scene from the September demolition of several buildings in Hancock's downtown. The demolition was needed for a proposed apartment complex that space. File photo/Stevens County Times
Developer to buy existing complex in Hancock but stresses commitment to downtown
January 17, 2018 - 11:18am
January 16, 2018
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
January 15, 2018
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto stands to answer a question on health care in a forum Monday evening in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University. Candidates from left are: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman; District 64A Rep. Erin Murphy, St. Paul; Otto, May Township; District 61B Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis; and U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, MN-01.
Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
January 15, 2018 - 10:29pm
January 13, 2018
County approves special overweight permit
January 13, 2018 - 10:02am
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 8, 2018
Vast majority of Minn. manufacturers expecting upbeat year
January 8, 2018 - 6:52pm
David Osmek
Osmek out of Minnesota governor race
January 8, 2018 - 3:18pm
January 7, 2018
County board sets wages, salaries
January 7, 2018 - 3:57pm
January 6, 2018
Unions, county headed to mediation
January 6, 2018 - 10:30am
January 4, 2018
FILE PHOTO -- Voters take to the polls on Election Day at Jeffries Grove Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016. Jeremy M. Lange/Copyright 2017 The New York Times
Trump abolishes controversial commission studying alleged voter fraud
January 4, 2018 - 7:48am
January 3, 2018
Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach tells reporters on Dec. 13, 2017, that she plans to serve both as a senator and lieutenant governor. She automatically moved into that position at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith resigned to become U.S. senator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm