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March 7, 2018
Caroline Palmer of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault testifies in a Minnesota Senate committee Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in favor of legislation making it illegal to intentionally touch someone's buttocks. Watching are Sens. John Marty and Carolyn Laine. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislation would make touching butts illegal
March 7, 2018 - 5:29pm
Snow postpones school climate discussion
March 7, 2018 - 4:37pm
March 6, 2018
DMV mess: Minnesota's new IT boss 'hamstrung' by lawmakers
March 6, 2018 - 7:41pm
A Minnesota House committee listens to a legislative auditor's report on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, about a state office that failed to properly investigate elder abuse allegations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. agency that protects nursing home residents has been labeled dysfunctional
March 6, 2018 - 4:38pm
March 5, 2018
Snow emergency declared in Red Wing
March 5, 2018 - 2:55pm
Public Works Director Rick Moskwa is one of the high ranking city officials that's planning to retire in the next five years. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
City Hall looks to develop new leaders from within
March 5, 2018 - 7:49am
March 2, 2018
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson of Hanska talks to Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services after a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting about long delays in issuing motor vehicle titles, registrations and license plates. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
February 28, 2018
A Red Wing city snow plow drove down Main St. during a Jan. 2018 snowstorm that dropped over 12 inches on Red Wing. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
What snow emergency?
February 28, 2018 - 7:31pm
The dome of the Minnesota state capitol building in St. Paul. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Federal tax bill helps push Minnesota budget into surplus
February 28, 2018 - 5:21pm
Artists rendering of new Central Park lighting. Courtesy Jones Foundation
New lighting proposed for Central Park
February 28, 2018 - 1:39pm
Minn. lawmakers want state to seek extension for Real ID compliance
February 28, 2018 - 8:46am
February 23, 2018
Goodhue County Board talks intern wages and future plans
February 23, 2018 - 2:12pm
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
February 21, 2018
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm