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January 10, 2018
Wisconsin roundup: Elections commission chairman calls Senate leader ‘coward and bully’; teen claims to be dealing — not stealing; more state news stories
January 10, 2018 - 9:15am
January 9, 2018
Opinion Brewing in Newport is closed until further notice. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
City of Newport condemns Opinion Brewing building
January 9, 2018 - 6:14pm
January 8, 2018
Wisconsin roundup: Barron County man arrested after hours-long standoff; lawmakers call for swifter juvenile-prison action; more state news stories
January 8, 2018 - 8:43am
January 5, 2018
River Falls Senate candidate forum rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11
January 5, 2018 - 5:42pm
Gov. Scott Walker says he has a plan to reform the state's juvenile corrections system by closing the troubled Lincoln Hills, shown here, and Copper Lake youth facility in northern Wisconsin and moving juveniles to five smaller, regional facilities across the state. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Walker announces plan to close Lincoln Hills, reform juvenile corrections; more state news stories
January 5, 2018 - 9:50am
Town of St. Joseph Fire Chief Ron Burton stands next to the department's newest truck — a rescue/engine that he was instrumental in acquring. Burton retired as chief on Dec. 31 but will continue on as a firefighter with the department. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Burton stepping down from chief's role in St. Joe
January 5, 2018 - 7:13am
January 4, 2018
Family of Somerset student Levi Iverson released photos of him on Facebook after a missing person report was filed this week. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Photo courtesy of Melissa Beck
Update: Somerset boy found safe
January 4, 2018 - 3:31pm
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsin joins list of states where people are moving out; more state news stories
January 4, 2018 - 9:36am
Minn. roundup: Statewide DFL environmental caucus endorses Otto; New Minneapolis mayor takes oath of office
January 4, 2018 - 8:57am
January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
Wisconsin roundup: Exposure blamed for 3 state deaths; more state news stories
January 3, 2018 - 9:07am
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
Wisconsin roundup: Assembly speaker: Wis. not likely to legalize medical marijuana; more state news stories
January 2, 2018 - 11:01am
Newport to crack down on odor emitters
January 2, 2018 - 9:01am
January 1, 2018
Farmington City Council Member Katie Bernhjelm works for the Minnesota Vikings and is excited Minnesota will soon host the 2018 Super Bowl. After the team won the division, she holds hope for the team’s potential to make history and compete in their stadium. “Minnesota should be really proud of that and that it is even a possibility right now, and it would be exciting to bring it home here to Minnesota.” Kara Hildreth / contributor
Farmington council member works for the Vikings and bleeds purple
January 1, 2018 - 7:06am