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July 4, 2019
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New law means Minnesota drivers must slow down and steer clear of garbage and recycling trucks
July 4, 2019 - 4:19pm
July 2, 2019
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson speaks about his predictions about the state of agriculture during a business luncheon Tuesday, July 2, at the Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Rep. Peterson makes dire predictions for agriculture
July 2, 2019 - 6:18pm
July 1, 2019
Lexi Reed Holtum speaks at a press conference at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday, July 1, 2019, about the death of her fiancé Steve Rummler, which came eight years to the day before a state law took effect in Minnesota, requiring drug companies to pay to help address the impacts of the opioid crisis. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
'You stole a generation from us': Minnesotans celebrate new law that puts drug companies on the hook for opioid crisis
July 1, 2019 - 5:53pm
Thousands of abortion opponents march on the Minnesota Capitol Jan. 22, 2019, to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and to urge restrictions on the procedure. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minn. abortions down slightly in 2018; more out-of-state women cross border for procedure
July 1, 2019 - 5:10pm
June 29, 2019
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New Minnesota wage theft law takes effect July 1
June 29, 2019 - 4:41pm
June 28, 2019
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
Rep. Peterson says GOP is 'dreaming' if they think he plans to retire
June 28, 2019 - 8:00am
June 27, 2019
Col. Matt Langer, chief of the Minnesota State Patrol on Thursday, June 27, 2019, spoke with reporters in St. Paul about a distracted driving law that is set to take effect Aug. 1, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota drivers, you have until Aug. 1 to put down the phone. Here's what you need to know
June 27, 2019 - 2:14pm
June 25, 2019
Amy Fredrickson is set to face the man who sexually assaulted her as a teenager for the first time in nearly 30 years on Tuesday, June 25, as she opposes a pardon extraordinary for his first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction. 
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'There is no pardon for me': Minnesota survivor faces man who raped her
June 25, 2019 - 11:08am
Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald competes during the women's 5000 meters at the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field team trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Grunewald died on Tuesday, June 11, after a decade-long battle with cancer. Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports
Gov. Walz to honor runner Grunewald during memorial run
June 25, 2019 - 9:46am
June 24, 2019
City in good financial shape
June 24, 2019 - 10:33pm
Future of fairgrounds takes shape
June 24, 2019 - 10:32pm
Alexandria's energy project pays off
June 24, 2019 - 10:31pm
June 19, 2019
City leaders officially opened the public restrooms at Big Ole Central Park with a toilet paper cutting ceremony. They include (left to right) city council members Dave Benson, Bill Franzen and Roger Thalman, Parks Director Bill Thoennes, City Administrator Marty Schultz, council member Todd Jensen and Communications Coordinator Sara Stadtherr. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Restrooms officially open at park
June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
Minnesota county commissioner blasts employees over Amazon purchases
June 19, 2019 - 10:59am
June 17, 2019
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have chronic wasting disease. Minnesota lawmakers approved additional funding to combat the disease, which is always fatal to deer, elk and moose.  (File photo/ Wisconsin DNR)
A field test for fatal deer disease? Minnesota scientists say it's just months away
June 17, 2019 - 4:09pm