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July 11, 2019
Contractors laid more than 1,200 miles of fiber optic cable in building Lake Connections, Lake County's municipal broadband project. (News-Chronicle file)
'Without strong broadband, rural communities will be left behind': Minnesotans tell Congress
July 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
July 10, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz (upper, second from the right) speaks during a discussion roundtable intended to tackle the issue of child care in rural Minnesota. The gathering, hosted Wednesday, July 10, at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, brought together law makers, day care providers, nonprofit heads and others to brainstorm solutions for a problem with ramifications for nearly every aspect of society. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
‘People are desperate’: Walz holds roundtable to discuss Minnesota's limited rural child care
July 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
The North Dakota State Capitol. Forum News Service file photo
North Dakota state auditor: IT Department misplaced $90,000 in sensitive assets
July 10, 2019 - 7:09pm
Flags to fly at half-staff in Minnesota in honor of fallen Red Lake conservation officer
July 10, 2019 - 2:56pm
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced that she's taking Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, shown here, as her guest to the State of the Union address. Forum News Service file photo
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to lead Minn. group to Germany for clean energy seminar
July 10, 2019 - 12:52pm
July 9, 2019
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Opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota fell in 2018, breaking a years-long trend
July 9, 2019 - 11:27am
July 8, 2019
State report: Minnesota violent crimes down in 2018, but reports of rape reach 24-year high
July 8, 2019 - 12:28pm
July 3, 2019
Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake near Brainerd reports an uptick in reservations related to Minneapolis hosting the Super Bowl at the U.S.
Bank Stadium on Feb. 4. Submitted photo
The last resorts? Minnesota vacation spots dwindle, but survivors say they're thriving
July 3, 2019 - 1:30pm
July 1, 2019
Lexi Reed Holtum speaks at a press conference at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday, July 1, 2019, about the death of her fiancé Steve Rummler, which came eight years to the day before a state law took effect in Minnesota, requiring drug companies to pay to help address the impacts of the opioid crisis. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
'You stole a generation from us': Minnesotans celebrate new law that puts drug companies on the hook for opioid crisis
July 1, 2019 - 5:53pm
Thousands of abortion opponents march on the Minnesota Capitol Jan. 22, 2019, to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and to urge restrictions on the procedure. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minn. abortions down slightly in 2018; more out-of-state women cross border for procedure
July 1, 2019 - 5:10pm
June 29, 2019
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New Minnesota wage theft law takes effect July 1
June 29, 2019 - 4:41pm
Nevis School Board approves tax abatement
June 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Park Rapids to issue $1.15M street improvement bonds
June 29, 2019 - 10:00am
June 28, 2019
President Trump listens during a meeting on the opioid epidemic at the White House on June 25, 2019. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Farmer uncertainty becomes new normal in Upper Midwest as trade war enters second year
June 28, 2019 - 10:33am
June 27, 2019
Smith, Cramer introduce legislation addressing rising prices of insulin
June 27, 2019 - 1:29pm