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July 20, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz offers up a proposal Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to provide up to $12 billion a year to small communities throughout the country. The proposal came from Walz as a congressman, but it could help him in his run for Minnesota governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Official announcement or politics?
July 20, 2018 - 5:03pm
July 16, 2018
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that he wants lawmakers to approve him spending $1.5 million  of federal funds to improve voter database security. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Trump Russian comments rile Minnesota elections leader
July 16, 2018 - 5:11pm
New Minnesota driver's licenses will include more information and have features to make them more difficult to copy. Minnesota Department of Public Safety photo
Minnesota revises driver's licenses to be more secure
July 16, 2018 - 4:02pm
July 5, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton declares weather emergencies in 36 counties; to visit southwest Minnesota
July 5, 2018 - 9:47pm
June 19, 2018
While his father, Daniel Del Toro, speaks out against separating immigrant children from their parents, his 2-year-old son Joaquin looks at reporters in the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday, June 19. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesotans seek to keep immigrant families together
June 19, 2018 - 3:41pm
June 5, 2018
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison signs paperwork to run for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He and others filed to run in the Secretary of State's office in St. Paul on the last day to become a candidate.. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ellison opts for Minn. attorney general over Congress re-election
June 5, 2018 - 1:27pm
June 3, 2018
Democratic Minnesota governor candidate Erin Murphy, right, and running mate  Erin Maye Quade wave to the state convention crowd Sunday, June 3, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
DFL notebook: Erin, Erin on Minnesota ticket
June 3, 2018 - 5:45pm
June 2, 2018
Minnesota governor candidate Erin Murphy waits on stairs as state Rep. Ilhan Omar introduces her Saturday, June 2, 2018, as seen on the large screen in the background, at the state DFL convention in Rochester. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Murphy endorsed, but Walz to challenge in primary
June 2, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
May 19, 2018
Like a preacher during a blizzard, Rep. Liz Olson of Duluth offers a prayer with few in the audience Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Minnesota House chamber. Most lawmakers had little to do on the next-to-last day of the year's session as committee chairmen and legislative leaders made most of the decisions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton plans to veto most major legislation
May 19, 2018 - 9:17pm
May 15, 2018
Former state emloyee Scott Stillman testifies about day care fraud in front of a Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care fraud-terrorism connection report bothers Minnesota lawmakers
May 15, 2018 - 9:39pm
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 9, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth, chairwoman of the House state government committee, announces that Dayton administration officials refused to testify on her plan to use reserve funds to pay for veteran home construction. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate chairman: 'Not one nickel more' for bonding
May 9, 2018 - 5:51pm
May 3, 2018
Ben Lindstrom
Lindstrom announces bid for Cass County attorney
May 3, 2018 - 10:00am
May 2, 2018
Minnesota House GOP: Borrow $825 million for public works projects
May 2, 2018 - 6:56pm
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