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February 20, 2018
Demonstrators with the gun control advocacy group Mom's Demand Action rally in the Rotunda on the opening day of the 2018 Minnesota Legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. John Autey / Pioneer Press
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm
February 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 15, 2018
Wadena County board approves four Public Health proposals
February 15, 2018 - 9:30am
February 14, 2018
Greg Susens (left), assistant manager, looks on as Ashley Sivertson, assistant supervisor, helps a customer at the Short Stop station in Duluth Wednesday morning. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Sour taste: Duluth could tighten down on sales of flavored tobacco products
February 14, 2018 - 9:51am
February 13, 2018
The sun peaks from between clouds Jan. 1, 2017, to illumine the Minnesota Capitol, which will host the new legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Live stream of the Minnesota legislative briefing
February 13, 2018 - 12:40pm
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
February 7, 2018
Board builds a want ad for county coordinator's position
February 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman shows support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Nov. 6, 2016. File photo / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Bachmann not running: 'Not hearing any call from God'
February 7, 2018 - 9:51am
Wadena County has one of the state's highest poverty rates yet it is hiome to nearly 14,000 people. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Struggling to thrive: Wadena County remains among the poorest in the state
February 7, 2018 - 8:39am
February 6, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to a 2011 Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He was running for president; in 2017, there is talk abot him running for the U.S. Senate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 2, 2018
With school officials and state legislators watching, high school junior Jessica Melnik talks about efforts to prevent girls from being used in sex trafficking. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: High school student fights sex trafficking
February 2, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 22, 2018
DFL caucus schedule set for 2018
January 22, 2018 - 12:48pm
January 18, 2018
Jeff Hoemberg, left, Brandon Pearson and Nick Grabe received service awards at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Wadena City Council. Hoemberg has been with the Wadena Fire Department for 20 years. Sgt. Pearson is a 10-year veteran of the Wadena Police Department. Grabe was honored for 10 years of service on the fire department. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Concerns raised about another building project in Wadena
January 18, 2018 - 12:10pm
January 12, 2018
Wadena County Coordinator position being created
January 12, 2018 - 12:48pm
January 10, 2018
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Swenson retiring from position as city administrator
January 10, 2018 - 2:49pm