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August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
18 hours 47 min ago
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
Otter Tail County could become the first county in Minnesota to raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. WDAY-TV
Western Minnesota county may be first to raise tobacco purchase age to 21
August 14, 2018 - 7:08pm
Twists and turns: Minnesota primary election is today
August 14, 2018 - 9:45am
August 12, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 12, 2018 - 4:38pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks to the media in July of 2018. In August, a news website reported that some people in her office were pressured to help her campaign. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
August 9, 2018
City council, school board races shape up
August 9, 2018 - 9:23pm
August 8, 2018
Vape trick smoke ring on dark background
Where there's smoke there's fire: County board tobacco discussion gets heated
August 8, 2018 - 2:35pm
State legislators Rep. Paul Marquart (left) and Sen. Kent Eken met with local city, county, school and business leaders for a lunch and tour of local development projects in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Legislators Eken, Marquart stop in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
August 8, 2018 - 2:32pm
August 1, 2018
An irrigation system sprays water on a potato field on Monday, July 30, south of the Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen plant in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Forum News Service
Northern Minnesota potato wars may have hit a turning point
August 1, 2018 - 8:41pm
July 31, 2018
Jeff Johnson, left, Tim Walz, Erin Murphy, Lori Swanson and Tim Pawlenty
As primary closes in, Minnesota governor candidates Walz, Pawlenty lead in campaign funds
July 31, 2018 - 9:03pm
Marybeth Lonnee says on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that the death of her grandson, 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., inspired her to fight for keeping drunken drivers out of the driver's seat of cars, boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and other motorized devices. The boy was hit by a man whose driver's license was revoked for drunken driving violations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New Minnesota law extends drunken driving restrictions to recreational vehicles
July 31, 2018 - 4:04pm
July 30, 2018
Want to run for office? Filing opens Tuesday for area city council and school board seats
July 30, 2018 - 12:09pm
July 25, 2018
Minnesota sets Oct. 1 as date for online sales tax
July 25, 2018 - 3:18pm
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