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January 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, told reporters about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on the state budget and discussed plans for mitigating its impact. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota feels pinch of government shutdown, enters 'uncharted territory'
9 hours 37 min ago
Liz Workman
Workman elected Dakota County Board chair
19 hours 21 min ago
January 14, 2019
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Put the phone down: Minnesota lawmakers renew push for hands-free bill
January 14, 2019 - 6:21pm
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig
Rep. Craig to host first town hall Jan. 24 in Burnsville
January 14, 2019 - 11:51am
January 9, 2019
Minnesota House Democrats on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, shared their first 10 legislative proposals for the legislative session. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, center, said the ideas came from months of discussion with Minnesotans. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Gun control, MinnesotaCare buy-in among Democrats' first legislative pushes
January 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, signed his first executive order establishing the One Minnesota Council on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz cites desire to boost diversity, inclusion as he creates new council
January 9, 2019 - 11:43am
From left to right: Rep. Tou Xiong (DFL-District 53A), Rep. Anne Claflin (DFL-54A), Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-53), Sen. Karla Bigham (DFL-54) and Rep. Steve Sandell (DFL-53B) at the League of Women Voters legislative session preview panel on Jan. 5. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
Local legislators preview priorities for upcoming session
January 9, 2019 - 11:21am
Senators (from left) Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point), Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Mike Goggin (R-Red Wing) on the Senate floor Jan. 8, 2019, for the start of the 2019 state legislative session. Michael Brun / Forum News Serviceplay button
Session 2019: Lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 9, 2019 - 10:55am
January 8, 2019
Returning to serve a four-year term, Farmington City Councilmember Katie Bernhjelm took the oath of office at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Farmington City Council members take oath of office
January 8, 2019 - 11:10am
January 3, 2019
Ready to plow Farmington’s 12 city snow routes and 85 miles of streets, this new state-of-the-art snowplow is designed with an underbelly blade that can scrape all the way to the roadway. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
City crews manage resources, monitor winter weather to provide public safety
January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
December 31, 2018
Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist stands outside council chambers Monday night and listens to residents' who showed up to protest against his termination. Farmington City Council voted 3-2 to approve the separation agreement. Kara Hildreth /  Contributor
Top 10: Farmington approves separation agreement with police chief
December 31, 2018 - 7:00pm
Joshua Hoyt is running a write-in campaign for a seat on Farmington City Council. He seeks answers about questions that led up to the settlement agreement with the city and former Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Top 10: Hoyt wins council seat on write-in campaign
December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
Hope Fieldhouse project is expected to break ground summer 2018. Image courtesy of Hope Fieldhouse architects
Top 10: Hope Fieldhouse still moving toward $1.5 million goal
December 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 30, 2018
Dakota County's proposed SMART (Safety and Mental Health Alternative Response Training) Center would be built in Inver Grove Heights. Courtesy of Dakota County
Top 10: County's SMART Center moves forward in 2018, slated for 2020 opening
December 30, 2018 - 5:00am
December 29, 2018
Top 10: Dakota County brought on an app that aims to help improve interaction with vulnerable people
December 29, 2018 - 5:00am