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February 23, 2018
State Legislature: Tax conformity, bonding bill cited as top issues
February 23, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 21, 2018
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
February 16, 2018
Public input sought on how to invest millions from Volkswagen pollution settlement
February 16, 2018 - 11:30am
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
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 9, 2018
Former state Rep. Tim Finseth leads an East Grand Forks, Minn., Republican precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Across the state, Republican caucuses often were not well attended. Sam Easter / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
February 7, 2018
Minnesotans headed to their county caucuses throughout the state Tuesday to begin the political process for elections this November. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
DFL precinct caucus results in straw poll winner in gubernatorial race
February 7, 2018 - 4:00am
January 30, 2018
Jan Malcolm begins her second tenure as Minnesota health commissioner Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, after Gov. Mark Dayton announced her appointment. About 19 years ago she was in that job for then-Gov. Jesse Ventura. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fixing Minnesota elder abuse failures is new commissioner's first job
January 30, 2018 - 12:10pm
January 24, 2018
Johanna Clyborne answers media questions just after Gov. Mark Dayton announced on Wednesday, Jan. 24, that she would become the state's information technology commissioner. Don Davis / Forum News Service
General to take command of troubled Minnesota IT agency, focus on fixing MNLARS
January 24, 2018 - 6:04pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter ask him about the Super Bowl during a Wednesday, Jan. 24, news conference. He said he will attend, but had hoped the Vikings would play. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton's take on attending the Super Bowl
January 24, 2018 - 5:47pm
January 17, 2018
President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that now is the time to repair buildings on campuses around the state. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 17, 2018 - 7:00am
January 12, 2018
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing during the 2017 FarmFest in southwestern Minnesota. Members listened to the public's thoughts about what should be in a new farm bill due for debate in 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
January 10, 2018
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin gives the State of the Band address Tuesday at Grand Casino Mille Lacs near Onamia. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
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In State of the Band speech, Mille Lacs leader takes on opioids, lawsuit opponents
January 10, 2018 - 10:00am
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
December 24, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologizes at a news conference Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, after several women accused him of unwanted touching. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Sexual harassment, opioids lead list of top MN stories in 2017
December 24, 2017 - 8:30am
December 23, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
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