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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
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
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
January 3, 2018
Minnesota state Senate President Michelle Fischbach tells reporters on Dec. 13, 2017, that she plans to serve both as a senator and lieutenant governor. She automatically moved into that position at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith resigned to become U.S. senator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Acting lieutenant governor' quiet first day on job
January 3, 2018 - 6:29pm
May 27, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar rests his head in his hand early Friday, May 26, 2017, as a Minnesota special legislative winds down. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
May 27, 2017 - 1:00am
May 10, 2017
Protesters stand near microphones awaiting legislative leaders coming out of budget negoiatons with the Minnesota governor Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
May 10, 2017 - 8:59am
December 30, 2016
Legislative notebook: Minn. lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
December 30, 2016 - 4:27pm
A major highway construction project in Detroit Lakes is 'over the hump' but will still delay traffic heading to and from WE Fest Aug. 6-8. Here, crews pave the Highway 10 Frontage Road in front of the MnDOT building Thursday. Officials hope to have the frontage road open for WE Fest, taking some pressure off a new overpass being built in the same area on Highway 59. Photo by Brian Basham.
Agreement continues on MN transportation needs, not funding
December 30, 2016 - 4:13pm
August 18, 2016
Train derails special session plans
August 18, 2016 - 4:26pm
November 1, 2009
Bakk has qualities state needs
November 1, 2009 - 7:03am
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