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August 12, 2018
Editorial: Time to vote in the primary
August 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks to the media in July of 2018. In August, a news website reported that some people in her office were pressured to help her campaign. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
August 7, 2018
Candidates for the southern Minnesota U.S. House district gather after a Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Farmfest forum near Redwood Falls. From left are Carla Nelson, Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural Minnesota congressional hopefuls agree on farm visa program
August 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
August 3, 2018
Rural Republicans, including many here in the Minnesota House, say Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has waged a "war on agriculture" because of regulations he has promoted on farmers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Candidates agree to talk before introducing rules
August 3, 2018 - 4:26pm
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson arrives at a Mankato Mnnesota governor candidate forum. Like other forums, he was the lone Republican attending before the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP governor candidates come with differences
August 3, 2018 - 3:40pm
July 27, 2018
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota struggles in dealing with sex offenders
July 27, 2018 - 10:32am
May 25, 2018
Editorial: Red Wing City Hall doesn't 'get' representative government
May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
May 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
May 19, 2018
Dayton vetoes four bills with one day left in session
May 19, 2018 - 10:26pm
May 17, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes a tax bill on Thursday, May 17, 2018, as he said he would if legislators did not approve $138 million in school aid. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 16, 2018
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto
May 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 15, 2018
Former state emloyee Scott Stillman testifies about day care fraud in front of a Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care fraud-terrorism connection report bothers Minnesota lawmakers
May 15, 2018 - 9:39pm
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 9, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth, chairwoman of the House state government committee, announces that Dayton administration officials refused to testify on her plan to use reserve funds to pay for veteran home construction. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate chairman: 'Not one nickel more' for bonding
May 9, 2018 - 5:51pm
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