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January 18, 2018
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
January 18, 2018 - 9:53am
January 16, 2018
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Rosemount leaders advocate, educate serving on National League of the Cities
January 16, 2018 - 9:52am
January 12, 2018
Rosemount City Hall. File photo
Rosemount rolls out innovative public engagement system
January 12, 2018 - 7:49am
January 8, 2018
Vast majority of Minn. manufacturers expecting upbeat year
January 8, 2018 - 6:52pm
January 3, 2018
Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach tells reporters on Dec. 13, 2017, that she plans to serve both as a senator and lieutenant governor. She automatically moved into that position at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith resigned to become U.S. senator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
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
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
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
December 30, 2017
Rosemount City Council approves Dakota Broadband fiber network
December 30, 2017 - 5:11pm
December 19, 2017
In this file photo, Dr. Ed Ehlinger speaks April 14, 2017, to the media about opiate overdoses. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Ehlinger resigned as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Minn. health chief abruptly resigns amid reports that nursing home complaints not investigated
December 19, 2017 - 2:20pm
December 15, 2017
Hastings fire chief has fallen under past scrutiny
December 15, 2017 - 9:47am
December 14, 2017
Rosemount City Council approves 10-year capital improvement plan
December 14, 2017 - 7:49am
December 13, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
December 7, 2017
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm