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May 2, 2017
The Minnesota Senate meets on Monday, Mary 1, 2017, with topics including a commission to improve cybersecurity and to ease financial problems caused when the state began taking money out of estates of people who received free medical care. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
May 2, 2017 - 10:53am
April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 20, 2017
Beth Hodgman of West Concord, Minn., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, urges Minnesota leaders to come up with a transportation funding plan to make U.S. 14 safe. She stands behind traffic cones representing traffic deaths; her husband was one of the fataliities. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
April 19, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Jim Abeler of Anoka looks like many legislators this time of year, so tired he needs to hold up his head. With him on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is Sen. Andrew Mathews of Milaca. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota governor expects GOP transportation plan to win
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
U.S. Sen. Al Franken. File photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Serviceplay button
Franken: New farm bill should address dairy struggles
April 19, 2017 - 10:01am
April 8, 2017
Along with the Olympic Ski Jump, the site will also include cross country skiing from Oct. to May and other possible skiing events. Submitted photo
Olympic ski jump in Red Wing takes off
April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2017
A tanker truck passes by an Enbridge storage tank July 7, 2014, near Berthold, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Activists, lawmakers protest amendment to advance pipeline replacement
April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 6, 2017
"It's always difficult to recruit based on their impressions of what it's like living beyond the Twin Cities or big cities," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, seen here in this file photo. "So, we need to do all we can to have those folks that are ready and willing to come out where they'll find that living is great." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
April 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Private school credits will not count at public schools
April 6, 2017 - 9:04am
April 4, 2017
Democrat Sen. David Tomassoni of Chisholm, left, talks with Republican Senate Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, during a Senate floor debate on taxes Monday, April 3, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
3 Minnesota tax plans have $1 billion differential
April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 3, 2017
State Rep. Tina Liebling, D-Rochester.
With detailed policy focus, Democrat Tina Liebling to run for Minn. governor
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
The Minnesota House debates a transportation funding bill on Friday, March 31, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
April 2, 2017
Hastings representatives met with legislators to express their concerns over a small cell wireless bill making its way through the Legislature. Pictured, from left, are Sen. Dan Schoen, councilmembers Tina Folch, Lori Braucks and Joe Balsanek, and City Administrator Melanie Mesko Lee. (Submitted photo)
Telecommunications bill causes concern for local officials
April 2, 2017 - 8:00am
April 1, 2017
Among issues being debating in the final month and a half of the 2017 Minnesota legislative session is how much to spend on mental health programs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health funding bills would cover lost federal mental health funding
April 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 31, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 31, 2017 - 8:59am