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December 9, 2017
CD11 petition for improvement denied
December 9, 2017 - 8:32am
Nobles County highlights $34.4 million budget for 2018
December 9, 2017 - 8:06am
Nobles County to seek bonding for multi-use facility
December 9, 2017 - 7:34am
December 7, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Text of Franken resignation speech
December 7, 2017 - 12:52pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., shown during a committee meeting in March 2017, says he's ashamed and embarrassed by allegations he groped women. Melina Mara / Washington Post
Analysis: Franken resignation sounded strikingly similar to 2008 apology
December 7, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Timeline of Franken sexual misconduct allegations
December 7, 2017 - 11:11am
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton responds to a question during a 2015 governor's candidate debate in Moorhead, Minn. File Photo / Forum News Service
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
Minnesota adds text-to-911 service statewide for users who can't call
December 5, 2017 - 1:19pm
Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
'It tears this community apart': Concerns raised over Minn. councilman's anti-immigrant Facebook activity
December 5, 2017 - 9:02am
County to present 2018 budget in public meeting
December 5, 2017 - 8:31am
December 4, 2017
A water-main break in in Oakdale on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, created a “giant” sinkhole on Interstate 694. Courtesy photo / City of Oakdale
UPDATE: 'Giant' sinkhole along interstate expected to snarl Twin Cities traffic til Friday
December 4, 2017 - 8:18pm
Dan Schoen
Amid sexual misconduct allegations, state Sen. Dan Schoen formally resigns, wants to stay a Cottage Grove cop
December 4, 2017 - 6:12pm