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April 13, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Jennifer Schultz of Duluth speaks during a Wednesday, April 11, House committee meeting during which protecting the elderly from abuse was discussed. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. elder care legislation still in the works
April 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
April 12, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, outlines how he would like to end the legislative session in about five weeks. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton seeks funds to keep suicide hotline going
April 12, 2018 - 7:12pm
April 11, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives discuss a local Mississippi River dredging project with over 120 attendees at a public meeting on April 4, 2018. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia
Climate conversations
April 11, 2018 - 8:55am
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm
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