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March 26, 2018
Minnesota state Sens. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, left, and Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls talk on the Senate floor Monday, March 26, 2018, before the chamber approved contracts with state workers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Raises coming to Minnesota state workers
March 26, 2018 - 4:36pm
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen of Vernon Center speaks Monday, March 26, 2018, about her bill to improve state funding for government pension plans. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Senate moves to fix Minnesota pension plans
March 26, 2018 - 2:48pm
March 24, 2018
Government calendar: March 26-April 6
March 24, 2018 - 8:55am
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
Minnesota state Reps. Debra Kiel of Crookston and Paul Torkelson of Hanska talk on the House floor Monday, March 19, 2018, before Tokelson's bill to fix MNLARS was debated. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
March 20, 2018 - 12:09am
March 19, 2018
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after he spoke to Republican Minnesota House members. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tim Pawlenty launches governor campaign committee
March 19, 2018 - 2:46pm
March 16, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton announces changes he wants to make in Minnesota's $46 billion, two-year budget on Friday, March 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
Buffers of grass that filter crop land pollutants and soil out of water are required by Minnesota law. Submitted photo / Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Capitol Chatter: Buffer-related lawsuit fails
March 16, 2018 - 2:05pm
March 14, 2018
Sharing a laugh cannot be a bad sign. Gov. Mark Dayton got Senate President Michelle Fischbach and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to laugh Wednesday night, March 14, 2018, as the governor delivered his State of the State speech. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 12, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
Minnesota GOP legislators want Medicaid recipients to work
March 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
March 9, 2018
Beth Kantor of Plymouth tells a Minnesota Senate committee on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, that a service dog is important to help her get around with multiple sclerosis. Watching are state Sens. Justin Eichorn of Grand Rapids and Ann Rest of New Hope. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Service animal owners want protection against fakes
March 9, 2018 - 12:24pm
March 7, 2018
Caroline Palmer of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault testifies in a Minnesota Senate committee Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in favor of legislation making it illegal to intentionally touch someone's buttocks. Watching are Sens. John Marty and Carolyn Laine. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislation would make touching butts illegal
March 7, 2018 - 5:29pm
March 2, 2018
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson of Hanska talks to Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services after a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting about long delays in issuing motor vehicle titles, registrations and license plates. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
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