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September 20, 2018
Dana Ferguson
Experienced watchdog journalist hired to cover Minnesota government for Forum News Service
15 hours 48 min ago
September 19, 2018
Four Rosemount City Council candidates state platforms, vision for city
September 19, 2018 - 5:00am
September 7, 2018
Minnesota Department of Human Services takes steps to help in opioid crisis
September 7, 2018 - 4:06pm
Capitol Chatter: Rural guy in big cities for a reason
September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
September 6, 2018
Forum News Service reporter Don Davis works outside of Gov. Mark Dayton's office during a special session in 2011. Andrew VonBank / Special to Forum News Service
Retiring state Capitol reporter Davis celebrated for his dedication to greater Minnesota
September 6, 2018 - 6:27pm
September 5, 2018
A screenshot from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office Dance & Lip Sync Challenge video.
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Update: Sheriff's office lip sync video makes it to semifinals
September 5, 2018 - 1:50pm
August 29, 2018
Charges: Loose pig leads to discovery of mistreated animals near Farmington
August 29, 2018 - 4:32pm
Nation's first fixed dental clinic at VA opens
August 29, 2018 - 10:31am
August 24, 2018
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (right), R-Minnesota, and Rep. John Shimkus (center), R-Illinois, listen Aug. 23, 2018, to Scott Sharp with Xcel Energy near the spent nuclear fuel storage casks at the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing, Minn. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Cautious optimism surrounds nuclear waste storage progress
August 24, 2018 - 8:07am
August 23, 2018
Minnesota minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1
August 23, 2018 - 10:58am
August 22, 2018
Hazardous waste drop-offs scheduled for Farmington, Burnsville
August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
A woman holds up a sign to protest the potential ICE facility during the Pine Island City Council meeting on August 21. The council rescinded a resolution supporting a potential ICE facility during the meeting. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia
Council rescinds support for ICE detention center in Pine Island
August 22, 2018 - 1:42pm
County Attorney seeks opioid damages
August 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 13, 2018
News cameras focus on U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison on June 5, 2018, as he signs paperwork to withdraw from running for re-election in favor of running for Minnesota attorney general. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota primary features plenty of twists
August 13, 2018 - 3:16pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm