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May 7, 2018
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license would be developed once the state approves a plan. The 2016 Legislature did not agree on a plan. Courtesy image / Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Existing driver's licenses likely good for flights until 2020
May 7, 2018 - 6:16pm
May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste speaks about the city's progress and partnerships during the annual State of the City address Thursday, April 26, 2018, in front of a packed audience that includes partners from Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Kara Hildreth / contributor
Rosemount continues to progress
May 4, 2018 - 7:49am
May 2, 2018
Minnesota House GOP: Borrow $825 million for public works projects
May 2, 2018 - 6:56pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 25, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Erin Maye Quade talks to reporters after she ended a 24-hour sit-in at the front o f he House chambers Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
April 25, 2018 - 4:47pm
April 21, 2018
Dakota County accepting citizen advisory committee applications
April 21, 2018 - 7:49am
April 19, 2018
Rosemount Police Department is chronicling its history and collecting officers’ names. Shown are a few artifacts, including the first police squad car computer, an old 1970s police shirt and a newspaper clipping showing the first Rosemount squad car. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Policing through history: Rosemount collecting stories, photos, rosters
April 19, 2018 - 8:54am
April 17, 2018
Recycle boat wrap until May 31
April 17, 2018 - 10:17am
April 12, 2018
News briefs: Residents invited to State of the City address; annual Victorian Tea luncheon; plus more
April 12, 2018 - 11:42am
April 10, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, mug for the cameras Tuesday, March 13, 2018. They were in an elder care news conference together, one of the few times they have seen each other since Fischbach rose to the job a couple of months ago. She insisted upon remaining a senator, although Democrats say she cannot hold both positions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fishbach again sued for being senator, lieutenant governor
April 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
April 6, 2018
Rosemount City Hall. File photo
E-polling touted to expedite voting
April 6, 2018 - 7:34pm
April 4, 2018
Kathleen Gaylord, chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, gave the State of the County Address April 4 at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
Gaylord says State of the County is strong
April 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
April 3, 2018
Sheets appointed to Workforce Development Board
April 3, 2018 - 12:40pm
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm