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March 20, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, right, authored a trio of bills that would offer financial and tax incentives to Minnesota shrimp farmers. Michael Zeibell, president of Marshall-based trū Shrimp, left, said the incentives would help establish a new industry in Minnesota. Photo by Maureen McMullen
Hard out here for a shrimp
March 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 17, 2017
Incumbents remain standing in township elections
March 17, 2017 - 7:35pm
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said his water quality law has gained good traction throughout the state, with nearly 75 percent of counties in compliance with buffer laws eight months before deadline. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Buffer strips ahead of deadline; Dayton opposes big changes to law
March 17, 2017 - 11:05am
Viewpoint: Push for transparent government in your town
March 17, 2017 - 7:30am
March 15, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake tells reporters Tuesday, March 14, 2017, that he is disappointed his bill designed to help people get prescriptions their doctors think would help the most cannot get a House committee hearing. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. lawmaker tells chairman not to 'cower behind gavel' over prescription medicine issue
March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
A panel of representatives and advocates for the homeless outlined legislative priorities at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless annual Day on the Hill event Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rep. Nils Pierson, left, Rep. Liz Olson and Coalition Director Senta Leff look on as Pines and Lakes community advocate Oscar Lopez, right, discusses rural homelessness. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
March 15, 2017 - 9:09am
March 13, 2017
Jon Ellingson will be running for supervisor in Florence Township. Thomas Gnotke will run for treasurer. (photo by Kit Murray)
Township elections are nearing
March 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 10, 2017
Paul Charchian, a fantasy sports advocate and host of a radio show on the topic, tells a Minnesota House committee Thursday, March 9, 2017, that the activity involves skill, so is not illegal gamblnig. With him is Rep. Tony Albright of Prior Lake, sponsor of a bill to clarify that fantasy sports play is legal. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 9, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, introduced two bills that would significantly change the state's laws regarding self-defense and permits to carry guns. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Contentious Minnesota gun law would allow permitless carry
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
College loan aid examined as way to help Greater Minnesota
March 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calms a turkey as he and  turkey industry leaders gather to discuss Thanksgiving in 2015. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. poultry industry on 'higher alert' for bird flu outbreak
March 9, 2017 - 10:30am
March 8, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, proposed a bill to bulk up penalties for convicted sex offenders. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Minnesota bill aims to bulk up sex offense penalties
March 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Minnesota state Sens. Mark Johnson of  East Grand Forks, left, and Justine Eichorn of Grand Rapids discuss issues before a Tuesday, March 7, 2017, committee meeting in which the use of plastic bags was a main topic. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm