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December 18, 2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, right, discusses findings from a state work group on sexual assault Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Too drunk to consent to sex? Minnesota coalition wants law to protect you
10 hours 46 min ago
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz announced the first five hires to his administration Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at the Capitol. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz, Flanagan announce first five picks for their administration
16 hours 28 min ago
December 17, 2018
This aerial view from the southwest shows how the GoodNeighbor Properties development would look at the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue in Alexandria. The ground level would be for commercial and retail use while the three upper levels would be apartments. (Drawing courtesy of Tanek and Good Neighbor Properties)
Broadway project moves ahead
December 17, 2018 - 10:42pm
Fairgrounds master plan approved
December 17, 2018 - 10:41pm
Batesole, Kuhlman honored at final council meeting
December 17, 2018 - 10:40pm
December 14, 2018
MnDOT urges caution near snowplows
December 14, 2018 - 11:55am
Bronze star grave markers are used to mark the graves of veterans. The symbols on the star are as follows: crossed rifles for land forces and an anchor for sailors. The letters signify fraternity, charity and loyalty. The marker was patterned after the Civil War Grand Army of the Republic Badge. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Bronze stars should be placed by next Memorial Day
December 14, 2018 - 10:13am
December 12, 2018
MnDOT seeks input on Hwy 29 overpass
December 12, 2018 - 12:24pm
December 11, 2018
Thomas Wayne Matthews
North-central Minnesota man charged with murdering his mother
December 11, 2018 - 7:13pm
Will Schroeer, center, speaks in support of a set of proposals aimed at boosting funding for public transit across Minnesota. A coalition called Keep Minnesota Moving announced its goals Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at the Capitol. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Transit coalition push includes $120 million ask for Greater Minnesota
December 11, 2018 - 6:03pm
Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday
December 11, 2018 - 5:41pm
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa tells reporters Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, that he might support online voter registration, but will not know unless the Legislature examines the topic. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota lawmakers seeking 'refuge' forge new Republican caucus
December 11, 2018 - 5:28pm
December 10, 2018
Alexandria's levy to rise 3.9 percent
December 10, 2018 - 10:34pm
City enacts rules for vacation home rentals
December 10, 2018 - 10:33pm
Council approves permits, licenses
December 10, 2018 - 10:33pm