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GRANITE FALLS — Polar explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton are hosting a public forum on clean energy, climate and health at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls.
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By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers return Monday to St. Paul to appropriate $4.5 million to help local governments recover from June storms and floods...
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Key Minnesota lawmakers looked over a proposed disaster-relief bill Thursday night, facing a deadline today if a special legislative session can...
WILLIAMS, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who were found in a boat on Lake of the Woods late Sunday night. … Archive Material - Subscription...
FALCON HEIGHTS -- The Minnesota State Fair is a place for political leaders to offer their ideas, and occasionally to suffer a few punches, at least figuratively. House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis and Tom Bakk of Cook sat at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party booth answering softball questions from the party's communications director, but when she began taking audience questions, things changed. Farmer Dave Werner from near Montevideo delivered a speech attacking the DFL's increased taxes.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum wage." Now, the 35-year-old divorced mother said she faces losing custody of her four daughters, ages 6 to 15, because she earned so little, even though her finances improved a bit since moving to St. Paul.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who is laying groundwork to seek his 13th term in Congress, said Thursday he’s unfazed by national Republicans’ early attempts to oust him from office in 2014.