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December 11, 2018
Minnesota Capitol
Minnesota lawmakers vow action on rising insulin costs
December 11, 2018 - 9:03pm
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 9, 2018
Brainerd school posts anti-Trump meme to Facebook: Origin unknown, investigation underway
December 9, 2018 - 5:38pm
December 5, 2018
Both candidates and their representatives were in attendance as 24 election officials counted ballots during the recount in Fergus Falls on Monday. (Submitted photo)
Recount confirms it: Fitzgibbons wins Otter Tail County Sheriff’s race
December 5, 2018 - 10:38am
November 26, 2018
(Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities again looks to boost LGA
November 26, 2018 - 6:39pm
Mary Franson
Minnesota lawmaker plans another crackdown on female genital mutilation
November 26, 2018 - 6:38pm
With Maine opting for ranked-choice voting, are Minnesota and others to follow?
November 26, 2018 - 7:20am
November 25, 2018
Minnesota Governor-Elect Tim Walz holds a press conference in his transitional office space at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Legalize pot? Gov.-elect Tim Walz says Minnesota should
November 25, 2018 - 8:01am
November 14, 2018
State Rep.-elect Hunter Cantrell, D-Savage
Only openly gay Minnesota House member proposes ban on conversion therapy
November 14, 2018 - 6:01pm
November 13, 2018
Otter Tail County first in state to raise tobacco purchasing age
November 13, 2018 - 2:59pm
Representatives from United Community Bank (UCB), the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum (ITOW), and Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota were on hand for the transfer of a $5,500 donation check from UCB to the Honor Flight program during a Veterans Day celebration at ITOW on Monday. The money was raised through a recent bake sale and "Joes for GIs" fundraiser at the bank. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
Honor Flight rep speaks at ITOW Veterans Day program
November 13, 2018 - 10:53am
November 12, 2018
Veterans with the local VFW Post 4020 salute as the Perham High School Choir performs the Star Spangled Banner during a Veterans Day program at the school on Monday. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
Service, valor, honor: PHS Veterans Day program a patriotic tribute
November 12, 2018 - 4:47pm
November 7, 2018
Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. Forum News Service file photo
Collin Peterson wins 15th term in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District
November 7, 2018 - 10:25am
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