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April 24, 2018
Rows of spent nuclear fuel storage casks sit outside Prairie Island nuclear plant. Proposed legislation would allocate $1 million to Xcel Energy to study the best way to relocate the waste out of the state if an interim repository is opened. File photo
Omnibus earmarks $40M for Prairie Island renewable energy programs
15 hours 17 min ago
April 23, 2018
The golden Quadriga stands atop the Minnesota Capitol as legislators move toward a May 21, 2018, end of their session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
Minnesota state Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove says on Monday, April 23, 2018, his legislation would make sure that dangerous sex offenders and mentally ill people are not released too soon. Don Davis / Forum News Service
State officials in Minn. fear court ruling will let offenders go free too soon
April 23, 2018 - 2:44pm
Goodhue County Board cancels budget meeting, delays drug court conversation
April 23, 2018 - 1:45pm
Red Wing 2040 open house
April 23, 2018 - 9:46am
April 18, 2018
Jackie Paradis, Red Wing Public Schools business manager, explains issues that could stem from not passing an operating levy in November. Paradis, along with Red Wing School District Superintendent Karsten Anderson (also pictured), presented a potential list of cuts at the April 16, 2018, Red Wing School Board meeting. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia
A lesson in levy failure: Potential school cuts outlined
April 18, 2018 - 9:27am
April 13, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Jennifer Schultz of Duluth speaks during a Wednesday, April 11, House committee meeting during which protecting the elderly from abuse was discussed. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. elder care legislation still in the works
April 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
Citizens, city officials and many members of the city council, boards and commissions gathered in the Red Wing Library Foot Room on April 12, 2018, to discuss free speech. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Human Rights Commission talks free speech
April 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Operating levy to be discussed April 16
April 13, 2018 - 10:25am
Groundbreaking for new fire station is Tuesday
April 13, 2018 - 9:31am
Michelle Schenach manages incoming calls for service from her desk in the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
'911, what's your emergency'
April 13, 2018 - 6:00am
April 12, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, outlines how he would like to end the legislative session in about five weeks. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton seeks funds to keep suicide hotline going
April 12, 2018 - 7:12pm
The smile remains weeks after Afton, Minn., native Jessie Diggins won the first American women's gold medal in Olympic cross-country skiing. She shows off her medal Thursday, April 12, 2018, hours after returning to Minnesota for the first time since the Olympics. Don Davis / Forum News Service
State leaders dig Olympic champion Diggins
April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Dustin Schulenberg
Schulenberg moving on
April 12, 2018 - 6:56am
April 8, 2018
County to test CodeRED alert system April 9
April 8, 2018 - 10:00pm
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