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Policy debate dominates council meeting
9 hours 21 min ago
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
Most government offices closed Monday
February 16, 2018 - 5:00am
February 13, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt take a 'selfie' before the start of a question and answer session on the upcoming Legislative session at the Minnesota State Senate Building on Tuesday, Feb, 13, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
February 13, 2018 - 6:46pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (left) fields a reporter's question Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a pre-session briefing. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka looks on. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm
Arlen Diercks was nominated chair of the Red Wing School Board in January. Diercks said he hopes to boost community engagement leading up the district's November referendum vote. Samantha Bengs / RiverTown Multimedia
Diercks leading referendum charge
February 13, 2018 - 7:49am
February 12, 2018
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County Board brief: Late postmarked taxes get no break
February 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Goggin to attend Olympic-sized ski jump presentation Tuesday
February 12, 2018 - 1:35pm
Red Wing 2040 Phase 2 begins
February 12, 2018 - 11:11am
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
View of Lake Pepin from the Wisconsin side of the river. File photo
Signs of spring? Lake Pepin ice measurements to begin Feb. 21
February 9, 2018 - 11:13am
February 6, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to a 2011 Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He was running for president; in 2017, there is talk abot him running for the U.S. Senate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 5, 2018
DFL, GOP leaders agree: Participate
February 5, 2018 - 9:55pm
February 2, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith delivers the weekly Democratic address, released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She mostly responded to things President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union Speech a few days earlier. Photo taken from Senate Democdratic video
Newly sworn-in Minn. senator says Democrats willing to work 'in good faith' with Trump
February 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
January 31, 2018
Congressman Jason Lewis. File photo
Rep. Jason Lewis sustains concussion in fatal Virginia train crash, spokesman says
January 31, 2018 - 3:33pm
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