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December 7, 2017
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
A Minnesota Republican Party State Central Committee meeting attendee moves among the delegates Saturday at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota Republicans gather in 8th District despite rift
December 4, 2017 - 7:00am
Lake Shore: Council lowers Jacobs Road speed limit
December 4, 2017 - 4:00am
December 2, 2017
Six Republican candidates for governor spoke Friday at a forum sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter. The candidates are Matt Dean (left), Keith Downey, Mary Giuliani Stephens, Jeff Johnson, David Osmek and Phillip Parrish. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Republican governor candidates dish it out at forum
December 2, 2017 - 5:00am
Rori Stumvoll, of Stumvoll Excavating, points to trails he is clearing in Nisswa Lake Park as Mark Sjoblad (left), of the city park commission; Jenny Max (hidden), city administrator; and Matthew Hill, city parks and recreation director, listen Wednesday, Nov. 22. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Trails taking shape in Nisswa Lake Park
December 2, 2017 - 4:00am
December 1, 2017
Pequot Lakes: School board establishes combined polling places
December 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Lake Shore: Council buys land for new city hall
December 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Crow Wing County: Board hears changes to AIS plan - County seeks public feedback
December 1, 2017 - 5:30am
Pequot Lakes: Preliminary tax levy reduced further
December 1, 2017 - 4:00am