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December 11, 2017
Cass County Board: Jail administrator cites tighter scrutiny in jail inspection concerns
December 11, 2017 - 5:00am
Backus: Council starts planning for road improvement project
December 11, 2017 - 4:00am
December 10, 2017
Commissioner Scott Bruns (center) looks on as Judge Christopher Strandlie (left) swears into office Thursday his successor as Cass County Attorney, Ben Lindstrom. Photo submitted by Cass County
Cass County Board: Lindstrom sworn in as county attorney
December 10, 2017 - 7:00am
December 9, 2017
Crow Wing County: Board hears about flood insurance opt-out option
December 9, 2017 - 8:30am
The Pine River Watershed primarily sits within Cass and Crow Wing counties, with about 12,000 acres in Aitkin County and 347 acres in Hubbard County. Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Crow Wing County: Board considers agreement with Cass County on Pine River Watershed
December 9, 2017 - 7:00am
Cass County Board: 1 resident speaks at truth in taxation hearing
December 9, 2017 - 5:00am
Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei presents Officer Josef Garcia with Lifesaver Award. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Breezy Point: Council approves 4 percent tax levy increase - Lifesaver Awards presented
December 9, 2017 - 4:00am
December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud named legislator of the year by state SWCD group
December 7, 2017 - 9:00am
December 5, 2017
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
Minnesota adds text-to-911 service statewide for users who can't call
December 5, 2017 - 1:19pm
December 4, 2017
Despite adversity, Crosby man keeps making political impact
December 4, 2017 - 11:08am
Pine River-Backus: School board revisits buckthorn
December 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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