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May 21, 2017
The Brainerd High School yearbook page that has generated so much controvesy. (Forum News Service)
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
May 21, 2017 - 7:25pm
May 19, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt explains a new Republican budget plan Friday, May 19, 2017. With him is Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit Lakes native, is running for Minnesota governor is 2018. Submitted photo
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
May 18, 2017
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license will be developed now that the 2017 Legislature passed a Real ID compliance plan. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Dayton signs Real ID bill
May 18, 2017 - 12:26pm
May 17, 2017
SunOpta is asking a tax court to lower its property valuation and tax bill on two of its location in Alexandria, including the location in Alexandria's Industrial Park. The request was discussed at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board of Commissioner’s meeting. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
SunOpta tax request 'morally offensive,' county official says
May 17, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, left, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka brief reporters Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on the status of state budget negotiations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
Douglas County Commissioners approved an abatement on Knute Nelson Senior Living, a project of Grand Arbor. The market value was figured based on the main building being 100 percent complete, when at the time, it was only 25 percent complete. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
$146,171 error caught on Knute Nelson’s taxes
May 16, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 15, 2017
Dayton aide: 'I fell short' on ag comments
May 15, 2017 - 9:10pm
May 11, 2017
Will bonding bill fix Alex Tech's leaky roof?
May 11, 2017 - 8:35am
May 10, 2017
Dayton vetoes Franson's anti-abortion bill
May 10, 2017 - 6:04pm
Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester walks through the Minnesota Senate building May 20, 2016. The building was quiet as legislative leaders met behind closed doors to work out details to end the session. The state Capitol buliding is in the background. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 9, 2017
Douglas County roadwork season about to begin
May 9, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 8, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building remains under renovation as the May 23, 2016 legislative session adjournement date nears. In the back of the building are portable toilets for lawmakers since the building has no running water. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota's state building repair fund is going broke
May 8, 2017 - 8:07pm
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female mutilation penalties
May 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
First half tax payments are due soon
May 8, 2017 - 6:05am
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