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July 19, 2019
This rendering shows what the proposed new visitor center at Lake Brophy County Park could look like. (Drawing by JLG Architects)
Grant application approved for visitor center
18 hours 46 min ago
Rodney Naab
License bureau and facilities directors hired
23 hours 46 min ago
July 16, 2019
Keith Ellison gave his victory speech at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, on Nov. 6, 2018. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota to open wage theft investigation unit
July 16, 2019 - 6:44pm
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is seen during an even on Capitol Hill in January. Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges.
How Minnesota politicians respond to Trump’s tweets against Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen
July 16, 2019 - 10:13am
July 11, 2019
Contractors laid more than 1,200 miles of fiber optic cable in building Lake Connections, Lake County's municipal broadband project. (News-Chronicle file)
'Without strong broadband, rural communities will be left behind': Minnesotans tell Congress
July 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
July 10, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz (upper, second from the right) speaks during a discussion roundtable intended to tackle the issue of child care in rural Minnesota. The gathering, hosted Wednesday, July 10, at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, brought together law makers, day care providers, nonprofit heads and others to brainstorm solutions for a problem with ramifications for nearly every aspect of society. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
‘People are desperate’: Walz holds roundtable to discuss Minnesota's limited rural child care
July 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
Flags to fly at half-staff in Minnesota in honor of fallen Red Lake conservation officer
July 10, 2019 - 2:56pm
July 9, 2019
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Opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota fell in 2018, breaking a years-long trend
July 9, 2019 - 11:27am
July 8, 2019
Another big apartment project in the works
July 8, 2019 - 11:05pm
New Alexandria police officer Nate Larson (right) takes the oath of office while Shem Baker awaits his turn. Family members joined the ceremony. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
City denies county HRA's request to provide affordable housing
July 8, 2019 - 11:04pm
Council member calls intersection 'death trap'
July 8, 2019 - 11:02pm
With Obamacare set to face another test, Minnesotans warn of consequences
July 8, 2019 - 5:06pm
Flags to fly at half-staff in Minnesota on Tuesday
July 8, 2019 - 5:03pm
State report: Minnesota violent crimes down in 2018, but reports of rape reach 24-year high
July 8, 2019 - 12:28pm
July 6, 2019
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed to purchase the downtown property owned by First Lutheran Church, pictured here. The plan is to turn the building into office space. The church is moving this year into a new building. (Echo Press file photo)
Squeezed for space: Social Services, library need more room
July 6, 2019 - 7:18am