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July 21, 2019
The Minnesota State Capitol is pictured here just before sunrise as lawmakers wrapped up their work May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson/ Forum News Service
Under Minnesota’s new wage theft law, bosses who don’t pay workers could face prison
July 21, 2019 - 1:14pm
July 16, 2019
Rising water has been a struggle for property owners at Spitzer Lake near Clitherall, Minn. This home is completely surrounded by water. The lake has no outlet and a viable solution has not been found yet, leaving property owners frustrated and fearful for their land and homes. Dave Samson / Forum News Service
Fearing homes will be lost to flooding, southern Otter Tail County residents beg for help
July 16, 2019 - 11:45am
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 15, 2019
Michael Schommer, new Director of Probation, outside Otter Tail County Courthouse
Photo courtesy of Otter Tail County
Otter Tail County hires Michael Schommer as Director of Probation
July 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
Perham gets $785K loan for sanitary sewer rehab
July 15, 2019 - 11:02am
July 2, 2019
Judge Dawn Elizabeth Baardsen sits on the bench after being sworn in. (submitted)
Perham grad Baardsen sworn in as judge in Texas
July 2, 2019 - 8:00am
June 19, 2019
Tammy Ziegler called the Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail "totally ridiculous" at a status update meeting on Thursday, June 13th. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)
Trail update meeting gets heated
June 19, 2019 - 1:40pm
June 11, 2019
City seeks grant to finance PACC project
June 11, 2019 - 2:21pm
May 19, 2019
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
May 19, 2019 - 8:17pm
May 1, 2019
A gray wolf walks across a snow-covered highway.
Walz says he supports wolf hunting ban
May 1, 2019 - 9:20pm
April 30, 2019
Gun control advocates gathered for a rally at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday, April 29, 2019, ahead of a House of Representatives vote on a public safety spending bill that included a pair of measures aimed at reducing gun violence. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Gun control measures come up for debate in Minnesota House, Senate GOP says they're 'dead'
April 30, 2019 - 8:49am
April 29, 2019
GOP legislators are proposing that minimum wage laws in cities follow state law.
Minn. Senate GOP moves to nix $15 minimum wage in Twin Cities
April 29, 2019 - 6:35pm
April 24, 2019
N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
April 24, 2019 - 9:10pm
April 15, 2019
Approximately 100 supporters were on hand to cheer President Donald Trump as he arrives at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station aboard Air Force One, Monday, April 15.
President Trump extols Minnesota economy during visit
April 15, 2019 - 8:12pm
President Donald Trump says his administration may close the United States' border with Mexico. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
WATCH LIVE: Trump roundtable discussion in Burnsville, Minn.
April 15, 2019 - 1:20pm