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While driving, Minnesotans should ensure that their hands remain on their wheels—and not on their phones. Holding a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is now illegal in Minnesota, as the hands-free cellphone bill, signed by Gov. Tim Walz in April, took effect Aug. 1.

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SCANDIA — Constituents from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District filled Scandia City Hall last week for a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R). Questions covered a range of concerns, from gun safety in schools to war with Iran to mining in the Boundary Waters.

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Seven high school students and two adults from the Hugo area traveled to Minneapolis to represent Hugo and New Life Church – Lutheran at the National Youth Gathering July 11-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and U.S. Bank Stadium. The gathering is held every three years for high school…

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CENTERVILLE — Every municipality would love to have a crystal ball when entertaining the idea of establishing a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. Will a city reap a return on its investment of tax dollars by subsidizing a start of a future successful development in a difficult area of …