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May 7, 2018
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license would be developed once the state approves a plan. The 2016 Legislature did not agree on a plan. Courtesy image / Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Existing driver's licenses likely good for flights until 2020
May 7, 2018 - 6:16pm
May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
Council member Steve Dennis announces his bid for re-election flnaked by (from left) Megan Titcomb, wife Kathy Dennis and John Stechmann. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Cottage Grove Council member Steve Dennis announces re-election bid
May 4, 2018 - 11:52am
May 3, 2018
District 833 School Board briefs April 26
May 3, 2018 - 8:18pm
A developer is considering building a small apartment building at 1894 Hastings Avenue. Imagery ©2018 Google, Map data ©2018 Google
Small apartment building may move onto Hastings
May 3, 2018 - 10:25am
May 2, 2018
Cottage Grove Spring Clean-up Day set for May 5
May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
Richard Painter, professor and cable news commentator, announces on Monday, April 30, 2018, that he is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat. He faces U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in the Aug. 14 primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ex-Bush aide, TV commentator Painter in Senate race
April 30, 2018 - 12:34pm
April 28, 2018
Josie McAlister pinned her husband Randy McAlister's badge on at the April 18 City Council meeting where he was named the new Cottage Grove Police Captain. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
New roles bring new priorities to police department
April 28, 2018 - 11:47am
April 27, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen, Rep. Dave Baker and Gov. Mark Dayton listen to a reporter's question Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they discuss the opioids issue. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
New well increases city's water capacity, quality
April 27, 2018 - 1:56pm
A developer is looking into reconstruction options for the Mississippi Dunes Golf Links. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia file photo
Developer considers big changes to Mississippi Dunes Golf Links
April 27, 2018 - 6:00am
April 25, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Erin Maye Quade talks to reporters after she ended a 24-hour sit-in at the front o f he House chambers Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
April 25, 2018 - 4:47pm
April 23, 2018
Minn. House GOP plan includes rate cut
April 23, 2018 - 12:10pm
April 15, 2018
Ginny Yingling, a hydrogeologist with the Minnesota Department of Health, talked to Doreen and Gary Deutsch at a April 3 public meeting at Park High School. The state will spend $700 million in 3M settlement funds to clean up contaminated water. The Deutsches get their water from a private well at their home which is about a mile from a former 3M disposal site in Woodbury. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
State to residents: 3M cleanup cash will flow to their faucets first, fish second
April 15, 2018 - 7:50pm
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