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November 21, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, will resign Wednesday amid sexual harassment allegations, his attorney said. Forum News Service file photo
Sen. Schoen to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
13 hours 18 min ago
Legislature lifts barrier battled over at high court
18 hours 44 min ago
Elected officials and members of the Woodbury Heritage Society gathered Nov. 8 at the historic Miller Barn off of Valley Creek Road. They were given a $160,000 grant through the efforts of Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury Rep. JoAnn Ward, DFL-Woodbury, Sen. Susan Kent DFL-Woodbury. The money will help preserve the barn. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
State grant boosts effort to save historic Miller Barn in Woodbury
21 hours 58 min ago
'United to Amend': Campaign finance resolution to appear on April ballot
23 hours 8 min ago
November 20, 2017
CNN says this photo is from the Facebook account of former Minnesotan Lindsay Menz of her and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken. After a radio host on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, accused Franken of 2006 sexual harassment, Menz came forth with her own claim that Franken grabbed her buttocks when this picture was taken during the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
November 20, 2017 - 11:24pm
The Bailey Meadows development will include villa homes and single family homes at the northeast end of Newport. Courtesy of the city of Newport
Bailey Meadows development approved in Newport amid opposition
November 20, 2017 - 12:49pm
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that she knows of no more sex harassment allegations that may arise in the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville and House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown get in a laugh before a Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, meeting in which legislative leaders discussed the goveror's veto of Legisalture funding. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
November 17, 2017 - 12:01pm
Elected Minnesota officials surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Oct. 29, 2014, as Democrats launch a pre-election tour. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, many women political leaders criticized Franken for reports that he treated a female entertainer inapprorpiately. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
November 17, 2017 - 9:25am
November 14, 2017
State Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in Minnesota politics, according to a MinnPost report published Nov. 8. A Senate staff also filed a complaint against him Nov. 14. Forum News Service file photo
Female Senate staffer charges that Schoen sent her sexual photo in 2015
November 14, 2017 - 9:47pm
Patty Schachtner
Schachtner announces bid for special election
November 14, 2017 - 11:10am
This architectural rendering shows what the facade of a potential senior living facility utilizing the Prairie View Elementary school's building could look like. The Ellsworth School Board voted 5-2 to weigh its options concerning Prairie View and Lindgren. Image courtesy of Prairie View Senior Living
Board rescinds Prairie View demolition vote
November 14, 2017 - 8:01am
Chris Matter
Matter seated as District 2 supervisor
November 14, 2017 - 7:00am
November 13, 2017
Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, announced Nov. 13 that he will run as a Republican in the special election to fill former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf's seat after she was appointed to Gov. Scott Walker's cabinet. File photo
Zimmerman announces bid to succeed Harsdorf in Senate
November 13, 2017 - 11:11am
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