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April 12, 2019
An executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz directs state agencies to take measures to support pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 8, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 2, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, March 28, 2019, said he would negotiate with Republicans about his budget proposal but wouldn't bend on extending a tax on medical providers that funds health care for low-income people. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz to urge lawmakers to listen to their 'better angels' in State of the State address
April 2, 2019 - 4:34pm
March 9, 2019
Column: Proposals on table would help kids, vets
March 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 19, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, presented his first budget proposal, which included a gas tax hike and more funding for schools. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Here's a quick look at what's in Gov. Tim Walz's first budget request
February 19, 2019 - 5:41pm
Gov. Tim Walz delivered his first budget proposal to state officials and reporters Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Gas tax hike, school funding boost top priorities in Walz's first spending plan
February 19, 2019 - 4:44pm
February 18, 2019
"The Progress of the State" statue, better known as the Quadriga, stands at the base of the Minnesota Capitol dome in this file photo. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Should Minnesota require a civics credit? Lawmakers are weighing that
February 18, 2019 - 6:22pm
February 12, 2019
Pat McKone of the American Lung Association, left, holds up a device used to vape Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as she describes the increasing rates of nicotine addiction among Minnesota teens. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers advance bill boosting age to buy tobacco to 21
February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm
February 11, 2019
Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, DFL-New Brighton, left, along with Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis, right, introduce legislation aimed at boosting the number of teachers of color and American Indian teachers in Minnesota. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota lawmakers aim to boost teacher diversity, shrink achievement gap
February 11, 2019 - 4:56pm
Minnesota Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, tells reporters about legislation aimed at combatting the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Fatal deer disease poses 'beast' of a problem for Minnesota lawmakers
February 11, 2019 - 4:07pm
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, Gov. Tim Walz, center, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, right, introduce new deadlines for finance bills at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
February 8, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota notebook: GOP picks up Senate seat, gas tax fight gets tougher this week at the Capitol
February 8, 2019 - 12:19pm
February 5, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, after a conference call with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz warns opioid manufacturers not to repeat 'lobbying blitz' on treatment bill
February 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
January 29, 2019
Raven, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever, sat at owner Ron Schara's feet during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Lawmakers proposed making the Labrador retriever the state dog breed in a bill named after Raven. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Picking a pupular breed: Minnesota lawmakers to choose a state dog
January 29, 2019 - 9:58am
January 22, 2019
Danielle Wishard-Tudor on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, became emotional as she spoke with Minnesota lawmakers about her brother Jean Claude Paquier Wishard (pictured in photo) who died in a 2017 distracted driving crash. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hands-free driving bill takes first step forward in the Capitol
January 22, 2019 - 3:49pm
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